Four years ago, I started a project out of, quite frankly, spite and disappointment.

I now feel a responsibility to maintain this thing I started.

Because the Padres Twittersphere is an ever-evolving entity. Players and people leave, sometimes even of their own accord. Some who have stayed have changed their Twitter usage to not be all that interesting of a follow anymore. Still others just seem to have given up the medium altogether.

Some do a bit of all of that, sailing off into the distance in silence, like a sailboat in the night.

So, here we are. The fourth iteration of my “Padres Must-Follow” Twitter list.

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Andrew Cashner. Gone. Matt Kemp. Gone. Melvin Upton Jr. Gone. Fernando Rodney. Gone. James Shields. Gone. Twelve out of thirteen draft picks from the first ten rounds of the 2016 Amateur Draft signed. Over $60 million in international signings so far, and that’s just since July 2nd.

One thing that all of these trades, draft picks, and international signings say to me is that Lake Elsinore is going to be the perfect place for Padres fans to watch baseball on a regular basis. And, it’s looking like it’s going to be that way for a couple of years, at least.

I’ll be honest, I should have written at least part of this earlier in the season. But the influx of talent to the lower levels of the minor leagues made it relevant again.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during a morning at Coffee Time, eh? Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were eating donuts, hosers.

The Padres (44-58) scored more runs than the Toronto Blue Jays (57-45) at the Rogers Centre yesterday, 8-4.

Luis Perdomo (5-4, 6.89) allowed four runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four in five and two-thirds innings pitched. Devon Travis scored on a sacrifice fly by Darwin Barney in the fifth inning. In the sixth inning, Kevin Pillar‘s RBI double scored Edwin Encarnacion and Ezequiel Carrera hit a single to plate Pillar.

R.A. Dickey (7-12, 4.66) pitched five and two-thirds innings, giving up seven runs (six earned) on four hits and four walks with five strikeouts. Adam Rosales hit a two-run home run with Brett Wallace on base in the third inning. In the fourth inning, Christian Bethancourt hit a double that scored Ryan Schimpf, advanced to third base on a fielding error by Pillar, and scored on a throwing error to third base by Travis. Wallace hit a solo home run in the fifth inning. Bethancourt hit another double in the sixth inning, scoring Matt Kemp, and Bethancourt scored on a single by Wallace. Finally, Alex Dickerson hit a solo home run in the eighth inning.

The Padres return to Petco Park for a nine-game homestand, beginning with three games against the Cincinnati Reds starting tomorrow night at 7:40pm PDT. Edwin Jackson (1-1, 4.30) takes the mound against Brandon Finnegan (5-8, 4.93).

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an evening at The Orbit Room. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (43-58) scored fewer runs than the Toronto Blue Jays (57-44) in twelve innings, 7-6, in the second game of three at the Rogers Centre.

Andrew Cashner (4-7, 4.76) pitched six innings, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out six. Josh Donaldson hit a two-run home run with Jose Bautista on base in the first inning. Justin Smoak led off the Blue Jays’ fifth inning with a solo home run. A wild pitch on a Bautista strikeout brought Russell Martin across the plate in the seventh inning. In the twelfth inning, Bautista drew a bases-loaded walk from Paul Clemens to bring Kevin Pillar home, then a ground out by Donaldson drove in Darwin Barney, and another wild pitch by Clemens scored Devon Travis for the game-winning run.

Marcus Stroman (8-4, 4.92) gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in six and two-thirds innings. Ryan Schimpf‘s RBI double in the second inning scored Yangervis Solarte. Alex Dickerson hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning, driving in Travis Jankowski and Matt Kemp. Kemp hit a two-run home run in the top of the twelfth inning with Wil Myers on base.

This morning, Luis Perdomo (4-4, 6.93) gets the start in the series finale against R.A. Dickey (7-11, 4.44). First pitch is scheduled for 9:37am PDT. Read More…

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (42-55) scored more runs than the Washington Nationals (57-40) last night at Nationals Park, 5-3 in the first of three games.

Luis Perdomo (4-4, 6.93) pitched his longest outing of the season, seven innings, surrendering two runs on four hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Jayson Werth hit a solo home run and Wilson Ramos singled in Bryce Harper in the first inning. Daniel Murphy hit a solo home run in the eighth inning.

Tanner Roark (9-6, 3.05) gave up five runs on four hits and two walks while striking out four. Matt Kemp hit a solo home run with two outs in the first inning. Melvin Upton Jr. singled in Brett Wallace and later scored with Ryan Schimpf on Kemp’s three-run home run in the fifth inning.

Tonight’s second game features Edwin Jackson (1-1, 4.76) going up against Max Scherzer (10-6, 2.94) starting at 4:05pm PDT.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (38-49) scored fewer runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (49-40), 10-6, last night in the second game of their four game series at Dodger Stadium.

Andrew Cashner (3-7, 5.40) pitched just two and two-thirds innings, giving up eight runs on eight hits and three walks with two strikeouts. Cashner gave up four home runs. Justin Turner‘s solo home run and Yasmani Grandal‘s two-run home run came in the first inning. Grandal added a three-run home run and Howie Kendrick hit a solo home run in the second inning. Grandal hit another home run off Jose Dominguez in the seventh inning, a solo shot.

Scott Kazmir (7-3, 4.52) had his own problems, lasting just three innings while surrendering three runs on six hits and three walks while striking out five. Wil Myers drove in Melvin Upton Jr. with a single in the first inning. In the second inning, Upton Jr. hit a two-run home run. Upton Jr. added a solo home run in the fourth inning. Christian Bethancourt came home on a Adam Rosales sacrifice fly and pinch-hitter Brett Wallace drove in Alexei Ramirez with a single in the fifth.

Tonight’s game is on Fox — NOT Fox Sports San Diego — starting at 4:15pm. Luis Perdomo (3-3, 7.93) takes the mound against Brandon McCarthy (1-0, 0.00) in game three of four at Dodger Stadium.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (38-48) scored more runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (48-40) last night, 6-0, in the first of four games at Dodger Stadium.

Drew Pomeranz (8-7, 2.47) gave up just two hits and two walks over seven innings, striking out six. Howie Kendrick singled in the third inning and Trayce Thompson doubled in the fourth inning. That was the closest the Dodgers came to getting on the scoreboard.

Hyun-jin Ryu (0-1, 11.57) pitched four and two-thirds innings, surrendering six runs on eight hits and two walk with four strikeouts. Melvin Upton Jr. led off the game with a solo home run in the first inning. Pomeranz hit an RBI single in the second inning, driving in Alex Dickerson. In the fourth inning, Derek Norris scored on an Alexei Ramirez double. In the fifth inning, a Yangervis Solarte double drove in Matt Kemp and Dickerson tripled to bring Solarte and Norris home.

Andrew Cashner (3-6, 4.42) gets the start tonight against Scott Kazmir (7-3, 4.37) in the second game of the series at Dodger Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10pm PDT.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (37-48) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (38-49), 13-6, to win two games out of a three at Chase Field.

Colin Rea (5-3, 4.95) pitched four and two-thirds innings, giving up four runs on eight hits and three walks with four strikeouts. A Chris Herrmann RBI single in the first inning scored Paul Goldschmidt. In the third inning, Yasmany Tomas‘ single drove in Herrmann and Brandon Drury hit a two-run home run. Jake Lamb hit a two-run home run with Goldschmidt on base in the ninth inning.

Shelby Miller (2-9, 7.14) surrendered six runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out five over five innings. In the fourth inning, Yangervis Solarte singled to score Wil Myers, Melvin Upton Jr. doubled to drive in Matt Kemp, Derek Norris ground out to bring Solarte home, and Ryan Schimpf hit a two-run home run while Upton Jr. was on base. A Solarte double in the fifth inning drove in Travis Jankowski. Myers’ double brought Alex Dickerson in for another run and a single by Kemp brought Jankowski home in the seventh inning. In the ninth inning, Solarte hit a three-run home run with Myers and Kemp on base and Schimpf added a solo home run.

Tonight the Padres are in Los Angeles to begin a four game series against the Dodgers (48-39). Drew Pomeranz (7-7, 2.65) starts the first game against Hyun-jin Ryu, making his first Major League appearance since 2014. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10pm PDT at Dodger Stadium.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (35-46) scored more runs than the New York Yankees (39-41), 2-1, on a walkoff home run by Melvin Upton Jr. last night at Petco Park.

Drew Pomeranz (7-7, 2.65) pitched seven innings, giving up one run on five hits and no walks with seven strikeouts. Jacoby Ellsbury led off the sixth inning with a double. Brett Gardner then bunted for a single and Ellsbury moved to third base. Starlin Castro ground out to Ryan Schimpf, but Ellsbury scored.

Ivan Nova (5-5, 5.06) surrendered one run on four hits and a walk in five and a third innings while striking out seven. Wil Myers walked, stole second base, and later scored on a Matt Kemp double in the sixth inning. Leading off the ninth inning, Upton Jr., hit the first pitch he saw from Andrew Miller into the left field seats for the walkoff win.

The series finale is this afternoon at 1:40pm PDT at Petco Park. Andrew Cashner (3-5, 4.75) gets the start against Chad Green (0-1, 7.20).

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (34-46) scored more runs than the New York Yankees (39-40) in the first game of three, 7-6, last night at Petco Park.

Colin Rea (5-3, 4.79) pitched six innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk with five strikeouts. In the second inning, a Jacoby Ellsbury single drove-in Didi Gregorius. Brian McCann hit a solo home run in the sixth inning. In the ninth inning, the Padres nearly threw the game away, literally. Matt Thornton started the inning by walking McCann and hitting Starlin Castro with pitch. Pinch-hitter Alex Rodriguez then singled to bring McCann in. Brandon Maurer then came in to pitch — and give up a double to Gregorius that drove-in Castro. Aaron Hicks ground out to shortstop, but Rodriguez scored. The Yankees then had Carlos Beltran pinch-hit for Anthony Swarzak, and Maurer threw a wild pitch that allowed Gregorius to score. After Beltran doubled, Maurer got the last two outs for his first Major League save.

Nathan Eovaldi (6-6, 5.54) surrendered six runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out two in four and one-third innings. In the first inning, a single by Melvin Upton Jr. scored Wil Myers and Derek Norris followed that up with a double to bring Yangervis Solarte and Upton Jr. across the plate. Ryan Schimpf hit his first major league home run, a solo shot to right center field, in the second inning. Myers hit a two-run home run with Travis Jankowski on base in the fifth inning. With Swarzak pitching to Norris in the seventh inning, a passed ball by McCann let Solarte come in from third base.

Tonight starting at 7:10pm PDT, Drew Pomeranz (7-7, 2.76) takes the mound against former Padres’ farmhand Ivan Nova (5-5, 5.32) in the second game at Petco Park.

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