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 (51-70) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (50-71) last night, 9-8, in the first game of four at Petco Park.

Paul Clemens (2-2, 4.82) surrendered three runs on eight hits and three walks in five innings while striking out three. In the first inning, while walking Paul Goldschmidt, Clemens threw a wild pitch on ball four, allowing Jean Segura to score. A single by Welington Castillo drove in Goldschmidt. Another single by Castillo in the fifth inning scored Goldschmidt again. Segura hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning. In the seventh inning, a double by Mitch Haniger drove in Yasmany Tomas. Michael Bourn singled in Rickie Weeks Jr. in the eighth inning. And another single by Haniger in the ninth inning scored Jake Lamb.

Archie Bradley (4-8, 4.91) gave up five runs (four earned) on seven hits and three walks with two strikeouts in four and two-thirds innings. Travis Jankowski scored the first Padres’ run in the first inning on a Yangervis Solarte ground out. In the third inning, Wil Myers‘ single scored Jankowski, Alex Dickerson reached on a fielding error by Segura to drive in Myers, and Solarte and Dickerson scored on a single by Christian Bethancourt. In the sixth inning, pinch-hitter Edwin Jackson walked, reached third base on a Jankowski double, and scored on a passed ball to Myers. A bases-loaded Dickerson double in the eighth inning drove Jankowski, Myers, and Solarte in for the last three Padres’ runs.

Tonight’s second game will feature Jarred Cosart (0-1, 5.03) getting the start against Zack Greinke (11-4, 4.31) beginning at 7:40pm 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 (36-48) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (38-48), 7-5, last night in the second of three games at Chase Field.

Christian Friedrich (4-4, 4.42) surrendered five runs on six hits and no walks with five strikeouts in five innings. In the third inning, Jean Segura scored on a Paul Goldschmidt single and Rickie Weeks followed that up with a three-run home run. Segura scored again in the fifth inning on a Goldschmidt sacrifice fly. In the seventh inning, Segura struck again with an RBI single to drive in Jake Lamb. Michael Bourn then tripled to drive Segura home a third time.

Zack Godley (2-0, 5.28) pitched five innings, giving up four runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out two. Wil Myers‘ triple cleared the bases and Yangervis Solarte singled after Matt Kemp walked in the third inning, driving in Myers. Myers scored again in the fifth inning on Kemp’s double and Kemp scored on an Alex Dickerson double one out later. Ryan Schimpf hit a solo home run in the ninth inning.

In tonight’s series finale, starting at 6:40pm PDT, Colin Rea (5-3, 4.79) takes the mound against Shelby Miller (2-8, 6.85).

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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 (36-47) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (37-48) last night at Chase Field, 8-4.

Luis Perdomo (3-3, 7.93) pitched six innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on nine hits and no walks while striking out five. Perdomo got into trouble in the first inning, when Jean Segura scored on a Paul Goldschmidt double and Goldschmidt came home on Yangervis Solarte‘s throwing error on Welington Castillo‘s ground ball. In the fifth inning, Jake Lamb tripled with Michael Bourn on base. Nick Ahmed‘s sacrifice fly in the eighth inning scored Brandon Drury for the Diamondbacks’ final run.

Archie Bradley (3-4, 4.81) surrendered five runs in six innings on six hits and three walks with seven strikeouts. Solarte hit a two-run home run with Matt Kemp on first base to put the Padres on the scoreboard in the fourth inning. In the sixth inning, Wil Myers walked and Kemp doubled to drive him in. Derek Norris then hit a two-run home run. In the eighth inning, after Alex Dickerson drew a walk, Travis Jankowski pinch-ran for him and stole second base. Norris then doubled Jankowski in, Ryan Schimpf doubled Norris in, and Alexei Ramirez drove in Schimpf with a single.

Tonight, Christian Friedrich (4-3, 3.96) gets the start in the second game of the series against Zack Godley (1-0, 4.35) with first pitch scheduled for 6:40pm 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 (20-30) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (22-29) last night, 8-7, in game two of three at Chase Field.

Cesar Vargas (0-3, 5.03) lasted just one and two-thirds innings, giving up seven runs on six hits and two walks with a strikeout. Jake Lamb singled to score Michael Bourn in the first inning. In the second, the Diamondbacks scored six runs. Singles by Chris Owings and Zack Greinke and a Nick Ahmed walk loaded the bases with no outs. Jean Segura hit a sacrifice fly to score Owings, Bourn singled to plate Greinke and Ahmed, and Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run home run. A wild pitch in the fifth inning by Luis Perdomo to Brandon Drury allowed Lamb to come home for the Diamondbacks’ eighth run and final run of the game.

Greinke (6-3, 4.71) pitched six innings, giving up four runs on six hits and a walk while striking out two. Matt Kemp put the Padres on the board with a solo home run with two outs in the first inning. Greinke then effectively shut the Padres down until the sixth inning, when an RBI double by Jon Jay scored Alexi Amarista. After a walk by Wil Myers and Kemp’s pop fly out, Jay scored on an RBI double by Yangervis Solarte. Myers scored on a Melvin Upton Jr. sacrifice fly. In the ninth inning, Solarte scored when Derek Norris reached on a two-base throwing error. Norris and Upton later scored on a pinch-hit single by Hector Sanchez.

This afternoon’s series finale pits Drew Pomeranz (4-4, 1.70) against Archie Bradley (1-0, 7.84) at 1:10pm 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 (20-29) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (21-29) last night, 10-3, in the first of three games at Chase Field.

Christian Friedrich (1-1, 1.65) pitched seven shutout innings, giving up just three hits and a walk while striking out five. In the eighth inning, Brandon Drury hit a two-run home run with one out off Keith Hessler. With two outs in the ninth inning, Jake Lamb‘s solo home run off Luis Perdomo gave the Diamondbacks their third run. Nick Ahmed was then hit by a pitch but Michael Bourn struck out to end the game.

Robbie Ray (2-4, 4.67) gave up five runs in four and two-thirds innings on nine hits and two walk with eight strikeouts. With two outs in the first inning, an RBI single scored Jon Jay. Jay later scored again in the third inning with a Wil Myers RBI single. Matt Kemp and Yangervis Solarte hit back-to-back solo home runs with one out in the fifth inning and Derek Norris hit a two-run home run in the same inning two batters later. In the sixth inning, Solarte hit his second home run of the night, a three-run shot with one out and Myers and Kemp on base. Again, two batters later, Norris doubled to plate Melvin Upton Jr.

Tonight at 7:10pm PDT, Cesar Vargas (0-2, 3.34) takes the mound against Zack Greinke (5-3, 4.59) in the second game of the series.

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One of the first things I learned when I moved from San Diego to Cleveland was how similar the two cities are when it comes to sports. San Diego sports teams have yet to win a major sports championship. Cleveland teams haven’t won a major sports championship since before San Diego had major sports teams. To root for the home teams in either city is to be a tortured sports fan.

As baseball towns, the similarities continue. Neither the Padres nor Indians are the main sports attraction in town. The Padres rank second in San Diego behind the Chargers. The Indians play third fiddle in Cleveland, behind the Browns and Cavs. Although both franchises have beautiful downtown ballparks, they also both struggle to fill their seats, mostly because of their inabilities to consistently win baseball games. Read More…