Things are often fuzzy after a night at the pub.  Or Beerfest.  Or after watching High School football in San Diego County.  Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

Powered by 4 home runs – three in a disastrous sixth inning – San Diego (65-70) lost to Los Angeles (76-58), 8-4, in front of a smaller than expected crowd of 33,025.  The loss added another nail to San Diego’s playoff coffin, although Baseball Prospectus already puts their playoff odds at 0%Mike Bolsinger (6-3) survived five innings for the win.  Marcos Mateo (1-1) was the tough-luck loser.

This game was memorable for tying the Petco Park record for most home runs in a game, with eight (last time it happened – 4 Sept 2013, against San Francisco).  In fact, in a statistical anomaly, San Diego managed only 4 hits – but 3 left the ballpark.  Starter James Shields started the barrage when he grooved a 1-1 pitch to Carl Crawford.  Carl said ‘thankyouverymuch’ by depositing it 454′ away (by StatCast) in the right-center field seats.  Not to be out-done, following a leadoff walk to Yangervis Solarte and a called strike 2 which was questionable, Matt Kemp drove a ball 418′ to dead center, and the Padres led a 2-1 after one.

But last night was all about giving, mostly by the Padres pitching staff.  Shields left another pitch over the heart of the plate (albeit low) and gave up Scott Schebler‘s first career HR, a towering 443’ drive to right-center, tying the game at 2 in the second inning.  In the third, recently-promoted-to-SS Jedd Gyorko drove a Bolsinger pitch to deep left-center, where it appeared to hit off the top of the wall for a double.  Replay conclusively proved it had cleared the wall and been knocked back into the field of play by a fan; the umpires took a look and agreed.  Home Run Gyorko. 3-2 Padres.

San Diego would have only one other batter reach base until the eighth.

Meanwhile the Dodgers tied the game in the fifth.  A double by Jimmy Rollins, followed by 2 walks, loaded the bases with one out (Shields would walk 6 in his five innings).  Rookie Corey Seager then hit a slow roller to first.  Will Myers – making his first appareance since June 4 – tried to turn two and went to second.  But the ball was hit too slowly and only the one out recorded, allowing Rollins to score and tie the game.

Don Mattingly came out to argue Gyorko was nowhere near second base (he wasn’t) and that Chase Utley should be safe.  That call is not reviewable when the runner is bearing down on the bag; unlike, apparently, Thursday’s game when a Padre runner was called safe because Utley didn’t have his foot on second base.  Pat Murphy then came out to argue Utley’s attempted take-out slide at second was nowhere near the bag (IT WASN’T), and that Seager should be called out on interference.  That call is not reviewable either (yeah I got nuthin’).  At any rate we left the fifth tied at 3.

Then the wheels came off.  Shields left, having thrown 107 pitches to get through five.  Mateo came in, blew down Schebler and walked the Shell of Joc Pederson.  Donny Baseball sent Andre Ethier to the plate to hit for Bolsinger.  Murphy countered with Marc Rzepczynski.  Mattingly pulled Ethier in favor of Justin Ruggiano, who hit a 1-0 pitch into the vacant space beyond the center field wall. 5-3.  After Rollins singled and Crawford struck out, Adrian Gonzalez hit a 0-2 pitch 390′ to left-center for another HR.  Murphy threw his Scrabble tiles into the dugout and summoned Jon Edwards.  Utley greeted Edwards with a home run to right, closing out the scoring for LA.

The Padres showed a little life when super pinch-hitter Brett Wallace homered to center, and Solarte followed that with a single.  But Chris Hatcher enticed Gyorko to ground into a 6-4-3 DP and the Padres never threatened again.

Besides the 8 HR, San Diego pitchers never retired the Dodgers in order.  Maybe that will change tonight when Tyson Ross (10-9, 3.27) faces Alex Wood (9-9, 3.67).

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

The Padres (32-33) scored fewer runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (37-26), 4-2 in 12 innings, after a couple of pitchers out of the Padres’ bullpen imploded.

James Shields (7-0, 3.59) was pulled after seven innings, despite throwing just 86 pitches, allowing one run on five hits and three walks with six strikeouts. The one run was from a Andre Ethier home run in the seventh inning. The Dodgers tied the game in the eighth inning when Joaquin Benoit walked Yasiel Puig with two outs and then Adrian Gonzalez doubled to right field, allowing Puig to score. In the twelfth inning, Dale Thayer loaded the bases with one out. After Alex Guerrero lined out for the second out, Gonzalez singled to center field to score Alberto Callaspo and Enrique Hernandez.

Mike Bolsinger (4-1, 2.25) allowed two runs on six hits and three walks with seven strikeouts while pitching just four and two-third innings. In the fifth inning, Justin Upton singled with two outs and the bases loaded to score Shields and Will Venable.

The Oakland A’s come to town for two games starting tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Tyson Ross (3-6, 3.81) takes the hill tonight against Jesse Hahn (3-5, 3.84).

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

The Padres (20-24) were once again shutout by the Los Angeles Dodgers (26-16), 2-0, last night in the second game of the weekend series at Dodger Stadium. Will Middlebrooks made his first professional start at shortstop for the Padres, for some reason.

Mike Bolsinger (3-0, 0.71) and Kenley Jansen combined to throw a one-hitter — a first inning leadoff single by Yangervis Solarte, who was then part of a double play ground into by Cory Spangenberg — and face the minimum 27 batters. Justin Upton was ejected for arguing about a strike call in the eighth inning.

Ian Kennedy (2-4, 6.11) pitched six innings, giving up both Dodgers’ runs on six hits and no walks with six strikeouts. Kennedy was pretty good, the offense just wasn’t there for him. Joc Pederson hit his twelfth home run to give the Dodgers a 1-0 lead in the first inning.

This afternoon at 1:10pm PDT has James Shields (5-0, 3.74) taking the mound against Carlos Frias (3-1, 2.55) in the final game of the series.

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

The Padres (35-47) started the second half of the season on a high note, defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks (35-49) by a score of 2-1.  Odrisamer Despaigne (2-0, 0.66) logged his second win to start his Major League career, pitching 6 2/3 innings, giving up just the one run on five hits and four walks with two strikeouts.

Cameron Maybin and Alexi Amarista each knocked in a run in the fourth inning against Diamondbacks’ starter Mike Bolsinger; Maybin with a double to score Chase Headley and Amarista with a sacrifice fly to score Tommy Medica.

Huston Street pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning to record his 21st save.

Tonight Jesse Hahn (3-1, 2.98) takes the hill against former Padre Mat Latos (1-0, 2.89) at 7:10 pm PDT at PETCO Park.

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