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 (41-52) scored fewer runs than the St Louis Cardinals (48-44), 10-2, last night in the first of four games at Busch Stadium.

Christian Friedrich (4-6, 4.55) gave up four runs (three earned) in five and a third innings on six hits and five walks with two strikeouts. Aledmys Diaz scored in the fifth inning on a Matt Holliday single. In the sixth inning, Matt Adams’ double scored Jedd Gyorko and Greg Garcia, Adams scored on a Diaz triple, and Stephen Piscotty hit a single to bring in Diaz. In the seventh inning, Randal Grichuk hit a two-run home run with Yadier Molina on first base and Gyorko followed him with a solo home run. Piscotty hit a solo home run in the eighth inning.

Mike Leake (7-7, 4.00) pitched six innings, surrendering one run on six hits and no walks while striking out eleven. Wil Myers got the Golden Sombrero, striking out four times in four at-bats. Matt Kemp hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. Ryan Schimpf scored the other Padres’ run on an Alexi Amarista pinch-hit groundout in the seventh inning.

The second game at Busch Stadium is tonight at 5:15pm PDT. Colin Rea (5-3, 4.95) takes the mound against Carlos Martinez (8-6, 2.85).

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

The Padres (7-12) scored fewer runs than the St Louis Cardinals (10-8), 8-5, in the finale of their three game series at Petco Park.

Colin Rea (1-1, 5.06) pitched five innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on seven hit and two walks while striking out two. The Padres had a two-run lead when Kevin Quackenbush came into relieve Rea in the sixth inning, and Quackenbush gave up back-to-back solo home runs to Jedd Gyorko and Aldemys Diaz with no outs. Ryan Buchter pitched the next two inning without a run scored. Then Brandon Maurer came in to pitch the eighth inning and proceeded to give up three runs.

Mike Leake (0-2, 5.64) also pitched five innings, but gave up five runs (three earned) on seven hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Christian Bethancourt hit a sacrifice fly in the first inning for one RBI and a solo home run in the fourth inning for another. Melvin Upton Jr.‘s RBI groundout in the second inning and an RBI single in the fifth inning added two more, before he was ejected for arguing balls & strikes in the seventh inning. An RBI single by Alexei Ramirez in the fifth inning was the final time a Padre crossed home plate for the rest of the afternoon.

Tonight, the Friars travel to AT&T Park to face the San Francisco Giants (9-11) for three games. Drew Pomeranz (2-1, 2.04) takes on Madison Bumgarner (1-2, 3.91) tonight at 7:15pm PDT.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an afternoon at the pub, sitting in a dark corner in the very back that has the only TV not tuned to the Local NFL Team’s first regular season game. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (67-77) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (75-68), 10-3, yesterday afternoon.

Odrisamer Despaigne (5-9, 5.79) got the start due to Colin Rea‘s sore forearm. Rea is expected to be limited to bullpen duty for the rest of this season. Despaigne went three and a third innings, giving up four runs on five hits and a walk with four strikeouts. All four runs charged to Despaigne came in the second inning, on a Ehire Adrianza RBI single followed by a Mike Leake (yes, the pitcher) three-run home run.
The Giants added two more in the fifth inning on a Matt Duffy RBI single and Buster Posey‘s RBI double. They added two more in the seventh inning on a bases-loaded walk to Posey followed by a sacrifice fly by Marlon Byrd. Against Frank Garces in the eighth inning, the Giants added their final runs on an Angel Pagan RBI single and a Duffy RBI single.

Leake (10-8, 3.72) pitched six innings, allowing three runs on four hits and two walk with two strikeouts. In the first inning, Yangervis Solarte tripled to lead off the game and scored on a Jedd Gyorko groundout. Justin Upton then tripled and scored on a Brett Wallace double. Travis Jankowski hit his first Major League home run in the second inning. That was it. Nothing else happened for the Friars.

The Padres travel to Phoenix for three games against the Arizona Diamondbacks (68-75) starting tonight at 6:40pm PDT. James Shields (11-6, 3.90) takes the hill against Jeremy Hellickson (9-8, 4.60).

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

The Padres (37-47) pummeled the Cincinnati Reds (43-40) by a score of 8-2 last night.  Carlos Quentin made up for a baserunning gaffe in the first inning by crushing his fourth homer in the seventh inning.

Ian Kennedy (6-9, 3.87) pitched six innings for the win, giving up just one run on seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts.  Reds’ starter Mike Leake (6-7, 3.47) took the loss after surrendering three runs in 5 2/3 innings on eleven hits and no walks with four strikeouts.

On top of Quentin’s 2-run blast to left field, the Padres’ Seth Smith led off the game with a solo home run to right field and was a triple short of the cycle, drawing a walk in his final plate appearance in the eighth inning.  Kennedy, Chase Headley, and Cameron Maybin all added RBI to the final score.

The game ended on a replay challenge, of all things.  With bases loaded, Headley threw to Irving Falu at second base to get the force out of Todd Frazier.  After Frazier was initially called safe, the replay official reversed the call, ending the game.  So, that happened.

This afternoon the Padres wrap up the series with the Reds.  Tyson Ross (6-8, 3.18) takes the mound versus Johnny Cueto (8-5, 1.88) at 12:40 pm PDT.

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

The Padres (19-21) defeated the Cincinnati Reds (17-20) by a score of 2-1 last night at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati.  Chase Headley hit a go-ahead solo home run in the top of the ninth inning against hard-throwing Reds closer Aroldis Chapman for what became the winning run.

Carlos Quentin was activated from the disabled list before the game and started in left field, but only managed a walk in 4 plate appearances.  Seth Smith continued his torrid hitting with a single and a double.  Jedd Gyorko drove Smith in with a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning for the Padres’ only other run.

Andrew Cashner and Mike Leake both received no-decisions after both only gave up one run.  Cashner pitched seven innings with seven hits and a walk while striking out six.  Leake lasted eight innings, striking out five with two hits and a walk.

Tonight, the Friars send out Ian Kennedy to face the Reds and Johnny Cueto in Cincinnati at 4:10 pm PDT.

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