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 (62-77) scored fewer runs than the St Louis Cardinals (71-67), 8-4, last night at Petco Park.

Travis Wood (3-5, 6.00) pitched just two-plus innings, giving up seven runs (six earned) on seven hits and a walk with one strikeout. Jose Martinez hit a two-run home run in the first inning. Harrison Bader hit a three-run home run in the second inning. In the third inning, Paul DeJong scored on a fielder’s choice hit into by Yadier Molina and a throwing error by Yangervis Solarte and Stephen Piscotty singled Martinez in. Martinez hit a solo home run in the seventh inning.

Michael Wacha (11-7, 4.21) allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits and three walks while striking out six in six innings. Jose Pirela and Solarte scored on a Wil Myers single in the first inning. Wood hit a two-run home run in the second inning.

Dinelson Lamet (7-6, 4.40) starts tonight against Jack Flaherty (0-0, 11.25) in the third game of the series beginning at 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 (7-11) scored fewer runs than the St Louis Cardinals (9-8), 11-2, in the second of three games at Petco Park last night. In his return to San Diego since being traded for Jon Jay, Jedd Gyorko took a dump on the Padres’ lawn in a big way. Gyorko started at third base for the Cardinals and went 3-for-5 with a three-run home run to left field in the eighth inning.

Padres starting pitcher Cesar Vargas (0-0, 1.80) pitched five innings, giving up just one run on five hits and three walks while striking out three. Stephen Piscotty hit a solo home run in the sixth inning off Vargas. Kevin Quackenbush got the loss in relief after giving up two runs in one and a third innings. Brad Hand gave up another run while not recording an out in the seventh inning. Carlos Villanueva threw a gas can into the fire, giving up a pinch-hit three-run home run to Jeremy Hazelbaker in the seventh inning and Gyorko’s bomb.

Michael Wacha (2-0, 2.82) gave up both Padres’ runs on four hits and four walks in six innings pitched. Wil Myers scored on a Melvin Upton Jr. sacrifice fly in the first inning. And an Alexei Ramirez sacrifice fly in the sixth inning scored Matt Kemp.

This afternoon the series wraps up with Colin Rea (1-1, 5.51) taking the mound against Mike Leake (0-2, 5.71) at 1:40pm PDT.

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

The Padres (61-63) scored fewer runs than the St Louis Cardinals (78-45), 10-3, yesterday afternoon in the final game of their three-game series at Petco Park.

Colin Rea (2-1, 5.52) had the wheels come off early, giving up four runs in the first inning. Tommy Pham walked with one out in the first inning, then took second and third bases on a throwing error by Rea on a pickoff move. Jhonny Peralta reached on an error by Yangervis Solarte that scored Pham. A single by Jason Heyward followed, then a single by Yadier Molina. Stephen Piscotty tripled to clear the bases. Rea lasted just four innings, surrendering five runs (four earned) on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Piscotty also hit two home runs, a solo shot off Odrisamer Despaigne in the seventh inning and a two-run home run off Craig Kimbrel in the ninth inning.

Michael Wacha (14-4, 2.85) pitched six innings, giving up a run on five hits, two walks, and three strikeouts. Yonder Alonso singled in the second inning, moved to second on a walk to Austin Hedges, and scored on a single to right field by Clint Barmes. In the ninth inning, a leadoff, pinch-hit double by Brett Wallace was followed by a single by Jedd Gyorko. After a pop-out by Solarte, Cory Spangenberg was hit by a pitch. Matt Kemp then singled to score Barmes and Gyorko. But, Justin Upton struck out and Alonso ground out to the first baseman to end the game.

The Padres are off today as they travel to Washington, D.C. to take on the Washington Nationals (62-61) for three games starting tomorrow night at 4:05pm PDT. James Shields (9-5, 3.74) gets the start versus Stephen Strasburg (7-6, 4.22).

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

The Padres (39-43) scored more runs than the St Louis Cardinals (51-28) yesterday, 2-1 at Busch Stadium. Jedd Gyorko had a solo home run in the seventh inning to tie the game at one, then knocked in Yangervis Solarte in the ninth inning to give the Padres the lead.

Andrew Cashner (3-9, 4.06) pitched six innings, the first three perfect, surrendering the one Cardinals run on three hits, three walks, and three strikeouts. Xavier Scruggs ground into a double play in the fifth inning with the bases loaded that allowed Jason Heyward to score from third base.

Michael Wacha (10-3, 2.66) pitched seven innings, giving up one run on five hits and a walk with six strikeouts. Gyorko’s home run led off the seventh inning and Wacha was pulled. In the ninth, Solarte hit a one out triple to right field before Gyorko’s RBI single off Trevor Rosenthal.

Craig Kimbrel faced the minimum number of batters in the bottom of the ninth, with a groundout, a single, and a double play, to record his 21st save.

This afternoon at 11:15am PDT, Odrisamer Despaigne (3-6, 4.94) takes the hill against Carlos Martinez (9-3, 2.80) in the third game of four at Busch Stadium.

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