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 (33-36) scored more runs than the Oakland A’s (29-40), 3-1 yesterday at O.co Coliseum, to prevent a sweep and end their four game losing streak.

Ian Kennedy (4-5, 5.43) allowed just the one Athletics’ run in six innings on four hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Josh Phegley hit a solo home run with no outs in the sixth inning.

Kendall Graveman (3-4, 4.02) arguably pitched a better overall game than Kennedy, allowing two runs in seven innings on five hits and a walk with six strikeouts. Graveman’s only mistakes were solo home runs from Matt Kemp with two outs in the fourth inning and Derek Norris‘ leadoff shot in the sixth inning. The Padres third run came in the seventh inning when Justin Upton flied out to the first baseman in foul territory and Melvin Upton Jr. tagged up from third base.

The Friars travel to Phoenix to play three games against the Arizona Diamondbacks (32-33) at Chase Field. James Shields (7-0, 3.59) takes the hill at 6:40pm PDT against Rubby De La Rosa (5-3, 5.27) this evening.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. And then, right before you pass out, you see Alexi Amarista taking the mound to pitch. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were unconscious. And your friends were drawing penises on your face.

Ugh.

The Padres (32-36), 2. The Oakland A’s (29-39), 16.

Ugh.

Odrisamer Despaigne (3-5, 4.79), six innings, eight hits, one walk, two strikeouts, and six runs.

Ugh.

Jesse Chavez (3-6, 2.52), seven innings, three hits, one walk, ELEVEN strikeouts, and one run.

Ugh.

Frank Garces, two-thirds of an inning, three hits, one walk, no strikeouts, and three runs.

Ugh.

Cory Mazzoni, two-thirds of an inning, eight hits, one walk, one strikeout, and SEVEN runs.

Ugh.

Alexi Amarista, one-third of an inning, no hits, no walks, no strikeouts, and no runs. That’s right, THE FIVE FEET NOTHING TALL SHORTSTOP PITCHED!

Ugh.

Just click on any of the recaps below for more details. This game was so bad that if I think any more about it my brain will explode and ooze out of my ears.

The Padres try to salvage their dignity in the final game of the series this afternoon at 12:35pm PDT. Ian Kennedy (3-5, 5.84) takes the hill against the Athletic’s Kendall Graveman (3-3, 4.22).

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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 (32-35) scored fewer runs than the Oakland A’s (28-39), 6-5, yesterday at Petco Park in Pat Murphy‘s debut as the Padres’ interim manager.

Andrew Cashner (2-8, 4.45) surrendered five runs in five innings on five hits and three walks with three strikeouts. The sad strange part was he kept the A’s hitless through the first four innings until Max Muncy‘s double to right field with one out in the fifth. Ben Zobrist hit a two-run home run with no outs in the sixth inning to break a 3-3 tie and drive Cashner from the game.

Scott Kazmir (3-4, 2.84) also pitched five innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits and a walk with six strikeouts. Austin Hedges hit his first Major League home run with a solo shot to left field with one out in the third inning. With one out in the fourth inning, Clint Barmes drove in Justin Upton from third base with a bunt single. In the fifth inning, Melvin Upton Jr. scored on an attempted steal of home that turned into a balk for Kazmir. In the eighth inning, J Upton ground into a double play that allowed M Upton to score from third base. Matt Kemp then followed by hitting his first home run at Petco Park with a two-out solo shot to left center.

Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth with a tie game at 5-5, and Eric Sogard singled to drive in Billy Burns from second base for the final run of the game. Tyler Clippard struck out Will Venable, Cory Spangenberg, and pinch-hitter Derek Norris to end the game.

The Friars now race to try to beat the Athletics to Oakland, with another two games with the A’s at O.co Coliseum starting tonight at 7:05pm PDT. Odrisamer Despaigne (3-4, 4.38) gets the start tonight against Jesse Chavez (2-6, 2.64).

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

The Padres (32-34) scored fewer runs than the Oakland A’s (27-39), 9-1, last night in the first of two games at Petco Park.

Tyson Ross (3-7, 4.02) gave up four run on seven hits and five walks with six strikeout in five innings of work. In the third inning, Josh Reddick started the scoring with an RBI single with one out to score Eric Sogard. Ben Zobrist then walked and Stephen Vogt singled to left field to score Reddick. Zobrist then scored on a single by Brett Lawrie. In the fifth inning, Lawrie drove in Zobrist again with one out.

In the eighth inning, with Cory Mazzoni on the mound for the Padres, Marcus Semien walked and Billy Butler singled. Billy Burns then, still with no outs, drove in Semien with a single. Mazzoni got Sogard to line out to center field and Reddick to fly out to left field. Then, after a single by Zobrist, Mazzoni served up a grand slam to Vogt, who ended up with five RBI.

Jesse Hahn (4-5, 3.62) pitched six and two-third innings, giving up just the one Padres’ run on three hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Will Venable drove in Alexi Amarista with an RBI single in the third inning after it was determined he was not hit by a pitch that appeared to hit his pant leg, even after acting manager Dave Roberts called for a replay challenge.

This afternoon at 12:40pm PDT, the Padres will send Andrew Cashner (2-8, 4.16) to the mound against the Athletics and Scott Kazmir (3-4, 2.79) in the second game at Petco Park.

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Austin Hedges

Yes, Padres fans. It’s actually happening. After rumors of a possible promotion picked up steam over the past few days, Austin Hedges has joined the big league ballclub in San Francisco as the Padres begin their nine day road trip against the Giants, Diamondbacks, and Mariners. ALL HAIL THE CHOSEN ONE!

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The youth movement is in full effect at Petco Park. Today, the San Diego Padres announced the hiring of Sam Geaney, 29, as Director of Player Development, overseeing the team’s minor league operations. He will replace Randy Smith, who was reassigned by the Padres to the role of senior advisor to baseball operations. Geaney has been with the Oakland Athletics organization for the past nine years and spent the past three seasons as Coordinator of International Scouting. What were you doing when you were 26 years old? Probably not grading Dominican athletes for a Major League ballclub.

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With Spring Training just underway, along with countless position battles to be waged and players to be considered, an obscene amount of season forecasting remains to be sorted through. There’s hardly a consensus agreement between prognosticators as to how the 2013 will end (hence, the maxim “that’s why they play the game”), and it’s interesting to see just how much some of these season hypotheses differ writer-to-writer, analyst-to-analyst, statistician-to-statistician. As explored previously on this site, fans are oftentimes divided as optimists or cynics – left to make determinations after sifting through the evidence of others or a more abstract gut feeling. While it’s anyone’s guess how the Padres will finish the 2013 season, I did discover that there was a big difference between how sabermetricians viewed their chances (see: not good) compared to the rest of the community.

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