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 (52-66) scored more runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (43-73) last night, 7-4, in the first of three games at Petco Park.

Travis Wood (2-4, 6.46) allowed two runs on six hits and two walks in five innings with three strikeouts. Odubel Herrera singled to drive in Cesar Hernandez but the third inning was ended by a great throw and tag, relay, and throw by Manuel Margot, Carlos Asuaje, and Austin Hedges to get Freddy Galvis at home. Rhys Hoskins hit a solo home run — his first as a Major Leaguer — in the fourth inning. Hernandez reached on a fielding error and Tommy Joseph came home in the sixth inning. Hoskins hit his second home run in the seventh inning.

Jerad Eickhoff (3-7, 4.33) gave up two runs (one earned) in five innings on five hits and three walks while striking out five. An Hedges sacrifice fly in the second inning drove in Wil Myers. Cory Spangenberg scored when Margot reached base on a throwing error in the fourth inning. In the sixth inning, Spangenberg scored on a Hedges single, Hedges took second base on the throw, Matt Szczur scored on Asuaje’s sacrifice fly, and Jose Pirela singled to drive in Hedges and Margot. Spangenberg led off the seventh inning with solo home run.

Dinelson Lamet (6-4, 5.00) gets the start in tonight’s second game of the series against Mark Leiter (1-2, 4.08) with first pitch set for 7:10pm PDT.
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after a Sunday afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (38-50) scored fewer runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (29-58) yesterday, 7-1, in the three-game series finale at Citizens Bank Park.

Trevor Cahill (3-3, 3.38) allowed four runs on six hits and no walks with eight strikeouts in five innings. All seven Phillies’ runs came on six home runs. Nick Williams and Cameron Rupp each hit a solo home run in the second inning. Freddy Galvis hit a two-run home run in the third inning. Odubel Herrera hit a solo home run in the sixth inning. Aaron Altherr and Galvis hit back-to-back solo home runs in the seventh inning.

Jerad Eickhoff (1-7, 4.63) shutout the Padres out over five innings on five hits and a walk while striking out eight. Erick Aybar scored the Padres only run in the ninth inning on a sacrifice fly by Hector Sanchez.

The Padres start a three-game series after the All-Star break against the San Francisco Giants (34-56) on Friday night at 7:10pm PDT at Petco Park.
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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 (48-63) scored fewer runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (51-61) in the finale of their three game series at Petco Park, 6-5.

Jarred Cosart (0-1, 5.79) pitched five innings, giving up five runs on ten hits and no walks with five strikeouts. Odubel Herrera hit a solo home run in the first inning. In the fourth inning, Carlos Ruiz singled to drive in Ryan Howard, a double by Freddy Galvis scored Ruiz, a Jerad Eickhoff double drove in Galvis, and Herrera singled to score Eickhoff. Tommy Joseph‘s RBI single in the seventh inning scored Cesar Hernandez with the eventual winning run.

Eickhoff (7-12, 3.78) surrendered five runs (four earned) on five hits and no walks while striking out five. Travis Jankowski‘s RBI groundout in the third inning drove in Derek Norris. Alex Dickerson hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. In the sixth inning, Jankowski scored on a Dickerson sacrifice fly and Ryan Schimpf hit a two-run home run. Jabari Blash ground into a 5-4-3 triple play in the seventh inning, the first triple play in Petco Park history.

The Padres travel to Pittsburgh and PNC Park to take on the Pirates (55-54) for three games starting tomorrow at 4:05pm PDT. Luis Perdomo (5-5, 6.67) gets the first start against Chad Kuhl (1-0, 4.19).

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during a day at the office, watching the game on your vape breaks and in between staff meetings. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (3-7) scored fewer runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (5-5), 3-0, yesterday at Citizens Bank Park.

Drew Pomeranz (1-1, 3.27) gave up just two runs while striking out eight batters in six innings with three hits and three walks. Unfortunately, the Phillies’ Vince Velasquez (2-0, 0.00) pitched a complete game with sixteen strikeouts and no walks with three hits.

The game was over by the second inning, when Ryan Howard hit a leadoff home run. The Phillies added another run off Pomeranz in the sixth inning when Howard hit a sacrifice fly to plate Odubel Herrera. The Phillies’ third run came in the seventh inning on a wild pitch by reliever Carlos Villanueva.

Overall, yesterday’s game was a perfect storm of suck. The sputtering offense faced a dominant pitcher.

The Padres come home tonight for three games against the Arizona Diamondbacks (3-7). James Shields (0-2, 4.85) takes the hill against Zack Greinke (0-2, 9.90) at 7:40pm PDT. All we can truly hope for is that the Padres’ hitters don’t get distracted by the Diamondbacks’ hideous road uniforms.

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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 (3-5) scored fewer runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (3-5), 3-0, last night at Citizens Bank Park.

Robbie Erlin (1-1, 0.93) pitched six innings, allowing just one run on three hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. Unfortunately for Erlin, Charlie Morton (1-1, 5.23) shut the Padres out over six and two-thirds innings on three hits, four walks, and seven strikeouts. The Phillies bullpen kept the Padres off the board.

The Phillies’ Odubel Herrera tripled in Tyler Goeddel for the first run with two outs in the sixth inning. The other two runs were scored in the eighth inning on an error after the Padres challenged the slide into second by Herrera that was upheld.

Tonight Colin Rea (0-0, 12.46) takes the mound against Jerad Eickhoff (0-1, 3.60) starting at 4:05pm PDT.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an afternoon at the office, sneaking peeks at the Padres game from work as you also sneak sips from the bottle of bourbon you keep in your desk drawer. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (3-4) scored more runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (2-5), 4-3, yesterday afternoon in the Phillies 2016 home opener at Citizens Bank Park.

Andrew Cashner (0-1, 8.00) went five innings, giving up three runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out five. Cesar Hernandez scored on a Odubel Herrera single in the fourth inning. Peter Bourjos hit an RBI double in the fifth inning to plate Cameron Rupp. And, in the sixth inning, a strange play involving the infield fly rule allowed Hernandez to score the Phillies’ third run.

Aaron Nola (0-1, 3.21) pitched seven innings, surrendering four runs on six hits and no walk with nine strikeouts. In the third inning, a Jon Jay double scored Alexei Ramirez and a ground ball out by Cory Spangenberg brought Alexi Amarista home. Wil Myers hit a solo home run leading off the fourth inning. An Amarista sacrifice squeeze bunt with one out in the seventh inning drove Derek Norris home with the eventual winning run.

The Padres and Phillies play the second of four games tonight. Robbie Erlin (1-0, 0.00) starts his first game of 2016 versus Charlie Morton (0-1, 14.73) with first pitch scheduled for 4:05pm PDT.

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

The Padres (62-66) scored fewer runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (51-78), 7-1, in the first of three games at Citizens Bank Park.

Ian Kennedy (8-12, 3.94) threw 118 pitches in six and two-thirds innings, allowing two runs on two hits and five walks with seven strikeouts. Bud Norris finished the seventh inning by getting Cesar Hernandez to ground out. Marc Rzepczynski started the eighth inning and gave up a single to Odubel Herrera, an RBI triple to Aaron Altherr, struck out Ryan Howard, and hit Andres Blanco with a pitch. Odrisamer Despaigne came in to pitch and pinch-hitter Jeff Francoeur hit an RBI double and Cameron Rupp hit a monstrous three-run home run.

Aaron Nola (5-1, 3.26) allowed the one Padres’ run on two hits and two walk with six strikeouts in seven innings. Justin Upton hit a solo home run with one out in the fourth inning. Jerome Williams recorded the save by pitching two scoreless innings.

Colin Rea (2-1, 5.52) gets the start tonight at 4:05pm PDT against Adam Morgan (4-4, 4.43) in the second game.

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Sometimes, things get a little fuzzy after a night at the pub.  Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed While You Were Drinking.

The San Diego Padres feted Benito Santiago and Garry Templeton before Saturday’s game, inducting both into the Padres Hall of Fame.  They each spoke from the heart, thanking the organization, their families, and the fans for their support while they played here.

The ceremony meant the game started 20 min late.  Whether or not the delay caused Tyson Ross (8-9) to lose the feel of his slider at first pitch only he knows, but he came out flat in the first inning.  It seems to me Ross usually struggles with slider command the first inning or two, but what do I know.  Tyson allowed two early runs and the Padres (52-59) never recovered, losing 4-2 to the Philadelphia Phillies (44-67) in front of an announced sellout crowd of 44,567.

Funny thing – Ted Leitner talked about catcher Santiago throwing runners out from his knees during his playing career, and described one such instance against former St Louis Cardinals speedster Vince Coleman.  Those of you too young to have seen Coleman play before he got run over by a tarp caught a glimpse of how fast he was watching Odubel Herrera circle the bases.  After singling to drive in Chase Utley with the Phillies first run, Herrera stole second.  Then he took third while Clint Barmes‘ throw was on the way to first to retire Maikel Franco.  Finally Herrera scored on a wild pitch from Ross.  In the third he singled and stole second again.  Derek Norris finally cut him down when he tried to steal with two out in the eighth.

Philly starter Adam Morgan (3-3) retired the first 9 Padres he faced, but ran into trouble in the fourth.  Consecutive singles by Yangervis Solarte and Norris put runners at the corners with no one out. Matt Kemp singled in Solarte; when Herrera bobbled the ball in center, Norris tried for third.  He was out by 10 feet.  That cost the Padres a run, for Justin Upton followed with a walk and Jedd Gyorko flied out to the wall in CF.

It remained 3-1 until the sixth.  Upton singled and took second when Cody Asche bobbled the ball.  Gyorko singled off Chase Utley’s glove, driving in Upton.  The Padres threatened again in the seventh; Barmes singled, and Melvin Upton Jr. followed with a bunt single.  He was trying to sacrifice, but the throw hit him in the butt.  He may have been out of the baseline; that play is not reviewable (!).  Ross, left in to bunt because the Padres had only a 4-man bench (per Pat Murphy post-game comments), popped the bunt up to third.  Solarte flied out and Norris grounded out to kill the rally.

Philadelphia pushed an insurance run across in the eighth thanks to consecutive extra base hits from Utley (double) and Cesar Hernandez (triple).

Sunday Jerome Williams (3-8, 6.09) faces Andrew Cashner (4-11, 4.08) as the Padres look to break their 5-game losing streak and avoid being swept.

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