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

The Padres (36-49) scored fewer runs than the Cleveland Indians (45-39) in the series finale at Progressive Field, 11-2.

Dinelson Lamet (3-3, 5.93) allowed six runs (five earned) in four innings pitched on six hits and four walks with five strikeouts. Michael Brantley tripled drove in Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez hit a two-run home run in the first inning. And it just kept going from there. Brantley scored on a Lonnie Chisenhall sacrifice fly and Edwin Encarnacion scored on Bradley Zimmer‘s sacrifice fly in the third inning. Encarnacion led off the fifth inning with a home run. In the sixth inning, Yan Gomes hit a lead off home run, Encarnacion drove in Jason Kipnis with a double, and Ramirez’ single scored Encarnacion. Chisenhall doubled in the eighth inning to drive in Brantley and Encarnacion.

Josh Tomlin (5-9, 5.90) gave up two runs on four hits and no walks while striking out six in seven innings. After a leadoff double by Hunter Renfroe for the Padres first baserunner of the night, Cory Spangenberg singled, Renfroe scored on Erick Aybar‘s ground rule double, and Spangenberg came home on Allen Cordoba‘s sacrifice fly.

The Padres start a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies (28-56) at Citizen’s Bank Park beginning this evening at 3:35pm PDT. Clayton Richard (5-8, 4.85) starts tonight against Nick Pivetta (2-4, 4.85) .
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Welcome to extension season.

If late Fall is free agency season and Winter is hot stove season, then early Spring is extension season. As the arbitration process comes to an end and rosters have for the most part taken shape, GM’s and agents begin to focus on retaining their top young talent. Already since the beginning of the new year, GM’s around the league have handed out long-term deals to Clayton Kershaw, Freddie Freeman, Michael Brantley, Julio Teheran, Craig Kimbrel, Homer Bailey, Andrelton Simmons, and Brett Gardner. It’s also been rumored that Mike Trout and the Angels are discussing a deal, which reportedly could end up somewhere in the realm of 6 years, $150 million.

For Padres fans, there are a few players who could be looking at possible extensions, but thus far the team hasn’t handed out any of that sweet long-term scrilla. There’s of course Chase Headley, who is entering his final season of team control, and who has been an extension candidate since before Osama Bin Laden died. There are also a few other guys who could possibly be extension candidates, including but not limited to Jedd Gyorko, Andrew Cashner, and Everth Cabrera. No, not Yonder Alonso. Read More…