Wow!  We haven’t had a “Padres Are Blowing It” entry in a long while.  Since March of last year, in fact.

In case you missed it, the Padres yesterday were visited by outgoing Major League Baseball Commissioner Allan “Bud” Selig.  Before the game, the Padres had a press event to announce that the Palm Court Plaza was going to be redesigned into a Padres Hall of Fame and renamed the sidewalk inside of the Gaslamp gate would now be called the Selig Hall of Fame Plaza.

Padres’ fans were not pleased, to say the least.  They’re still not happy.

I’m wondering what the Padres’ ownership and management team was thinking with this decision.  Selig has almost nothing to do with baseball in San Diego.  At least not publicly.

In the MLB.com story about the dedication, Padres’ President/CEO Mike Dee was quoted as saying:

“We wanted to do something to recognize his contributions here in San Diego because they are unique,” Dee said. “Make no mistake, his contributions to the creation of Petco Park are profound. For those of us who were around and know the trips he made and conversations he had with local officials.”

That’s super.  So because he snuck into came to town and paid off had some chats with local politicians he deserves to have a major feature in Petco Park named after him?

Bulls**t.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. trying desperately to think of ways to have your commemorative brick removed from the soon-to-be renamed Bud Selig Hall of Fame Plaza.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (60-70) defeated the Milwaukee Brewers (73-58) last night by a score of 4-1.  Tyson Ross (12-12, 2.64) recorded his 13th quality start in a row by allowing just one run in six and one-third innings on four hits and two walks with six strikeouts.

Abraham Almonte hit a solo home run to right field off Brewers’ starter Jimmy Nelson (2-5, 4.10) in the first inning.  He then added a second RBI with a single to right to score Ross from third in the third inning.  Yasmani Grandal and Jedd Gyorko then each added an RBI of their own before Rene Rivera ended the inning.

Tonight it’s a slightly earlier 6:10 pm PDT start time as Odrisamer Despaigne (3-5, 3.44) takes the hill against Yovani Gallardo (8-7, 3.38) in the final game of the season series with the Brew Crew.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub, trying to wipe the memory from your mind of True Detective losing out on all of those Emmy Awards to Breaking Bad.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (60-70) were blasted 10-1 by the Milwaukee Brewers (73-58) last night.  Eric Stults (6-14, 4.63) was the Stults we all remember from before August, surrendering four runs in five innings on nine hits and three walks.  He also gave up two solo home runs to Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez in the third and fifth innings, respectively.

Blaine Boyer relieved Stults and proceeded to pour gasoline on the fire with another four runs in his one and two-thirds innings.  And if that wasn’t bad enough, Alex Torres surrendered the last two Brewers’ runs in his two innings of work.

Kyle Lohse (12-7, 3.42) gave up just the one Padres’ run on an Alexi Amarista RBI triple in the second, scoring Cameron Maybin.

Tonight at 7:10 pm PDT has the Friars sending Tyson Ross (11-12, 2.68) to the mound versus Jimmy Nelson (2-4, 4.15).  It’s Taco Tuesday brought to you by Cholula Hot Sauce.  So make sure you fill up on Kotsay Tacos and drown them in Cholula, because Tapatio will NOT be available.  At all.

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

The Padres (56-62) defeated the Colorado Rockies (46-73) last night by a score of 4-1.  Odrisamer Despaigne (3-3, 2.72) shutout the Rockies in seven innings while giving up five hits and two walks with eight strikeouts.  Rockies’ starter Yohan Flande (0-5, 5.36) surrendered two runs in five innings on four hits and two walks with two strikeouts.

Rymer Liriano collected his first hit in the fourth inning, later coming around the diamond to score the second Padres run.  Chris Nelson and Tommy Medica made back-to-back plays on defense falling into the stands while catching foul balls.  Nelson then followed-up his outstanding play with a two-RBI single in the eighth inning.

This afternoon Ian Kennedy gets the start for the Padres against the Rockies’ Tyler Matzek.  First pitch of the getaway game is scheduled for 3:40 pm PDT at Petco Park.

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

The Padres (55-62) beat the Colorado Rockies (46-72) 4-3 last night in the first game of three at Petco Park.  Neither starting pitcher, the Padres’ Jesse Hahn (7-3, 2.52) or Colorado’s Jordan Lyles (6-1, 3.70), figured in the decision, as the Friars came back from a 3-1.  A 2-run home run from Yangervis Solarte  in the seventh capped the comeback.

Rymer Liriano made his major league debut with a start in right field, going 0-for-2 with a strikeout and a sacrifice fly that yielded his first RBI.

Kevin Quackenbush struck out all three Rockies in the eighth inning and Joaquin Benoit struck out the side in the ninth for his sixth save.

Tonight at 7:10 pm PDT the Padres will send Odrisamer Despaigne (2-3, 3.10) out on the hill to face the Rockies and Yohan Flande (0-4, 5.77).  It’s Taco Tuesday sponsored by Cholula Hot Sauce, which seems to be rivaling National University and Sycuan Casino in the sheer number of Padres sponsorships.

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

The Padres (51-60) defeated the Atlanta Braves (58-54) in ten innings by a score of 4-3 yesterday, thanks to a walk-off single by Everth Cabrera.  The Friars got out to an early lead with a RBI single from Tyson Ross in the second inning and a Cabrera sacrifice fly in the fourth.  Starting pitcher Ross shut the Braves out for six innings, but gave up two earned runs with none out in the seventh to tie up the game.

Tommy Medica hit a go-ahead solo home run to left field in the eighth inning off of Anthony Varvaro, but the Braves once again tied the game up at three after Joaquin Benoit blew the save in the ninth inning.

After a perfect 1-2-3 tenth inning from Tim Stauffer, Cabrera’s two-out single to right scored Alexi Amarista to win the game.

The Padres are off today as they travel to Minneapolis for a two-game series against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field starting on Tuesday at 5:10 pm PDT.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy when you spend an evening at the movies watching Guardians of the Galaxy pub.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were watching genetically modified racoons pilot spaceships and kick ass drinking.

The Padres (49-60) pounded the Atlanta Braves (58-52) 10-1 last night, led by Tommy Medica‘s two home runs and 5-for-5 night.  Eric Stults (4-13, 4.94) earned his first win since July 4 against the San Francisco Giants, pitching six and a third innings while giving up one unearned run on two hits and four walks with three strikeouts.

Both of Medica’s home runs were two-run shots and came against Braves’ starter Mike Minor (4-7, 5.42).  The first during Medica’s first at-bat in the first inning and the second on his next at-bat in the third inning.

Abraham Almonte – acquired in the Chris Denorfia trade on Thursday — started in center field and went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI.  Jedd Gyork0, Everth Cabrera, Will Venable, and Yonder Alonso all also had one RBI a piece in the Padres win.

This evening, the Friars will send out Ian Kennedy (8-9, 3.66) to face the Braves’ Ervin Santana (10-6, 3.63) at 5:40 pm PDT.  Everyone in attendance will receive a floppy hat, which I’m sure will be available at yard sales all across the county soon.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy when you spend an afternoon at work, eyes transfixed to your screen trying to figure out what other Padres are going to be on another team by the 1:00 pm PDT trading deadline.  Then you give up, leave work early, and go drinking.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (48-60) dropped the final game of their three-game series against the St Louis Cardinals (57-50) 6-2 and were denied a series sweep once again.  Odrisamer Despaigne (2-3, 2.68) was hit hard, giving up all six earned runs in 5 2/3 innings on nine hits and a walk with three strikeouts.

The Cardinals’ Shelby Miller (8-8, 4.14) was the winning pitcher after six innings of two-run ball — both runs coming off solo home runs by Jedd Gyorko and Will Venable in the second inning — on three hits and no walks with five strikeouts.

Tonight, the Atlanta Braves come to town for three games starting at 7:10 pm PDT.  Tonight is Wine Fest, which is appropriate, as Eric Stults (3-13, 5.22) is starting for the Friars against the Braves’ Mike Minor (4-6, 5.23).  So get your buzz on before the game.  You’ll likely need it.

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

The Padres (48-59) dropped the hammer on the St Louis Cardinals (56-50) last night, winning 12-1.  The Friars were the beneficiaries of a solo home run to left field from Jedd Gyorko in the fourth inning.  Yangervis Solarte went 4-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored.  And Will Venable had a 3-run home run to right field that capped off an eight-run seventh inning.

Jesse Hahn (7-2, 2.01) pitched seven innings, giving up just one run on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts.  Oh, and it was his 25th birthday, too.  The Cardinals’ Joe Kelly was pulled after five innings, surrendering four runs on seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts.

This afternoon, at 12:40 pm PDT at Petco Park, the Padres will send Odrisamer Despaigne (2-2, 1.66) up against Shelby Miller (7-8, 4.20) in the final game of the series with the Cardinals.

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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 St Louis Cardinals.  Destroyers of post-season dreams three times.  Since 2004 they are 39-26 against the Padres in the regular season.  However, most of that success is in Missouri.  When they come to visit, the Padres play them tough – San Diego is 16-15 since Petco Park opened.  Only ONE game over .500?  I’ll take it, thankyouverymuch.

Anyway they rolled into town for their annual beatdown series, and we had Tyson Ross all queued up to smoke them.  Except we didn’t get the overpowering Ross; he walked two of the first 3 hitters he faced.  Helpfully, sandwiched between those walks was a Kolten Wong  4-6-3 DP which kept things scoreless and forecast a trend.  St Louis threatened all night, yet Ross kept them from getting the big hit they needed.  The Padres turned a Wong throwing error into a run in the third, thanks to Alexi Amarista‘s sacrifice fly.  Alexi is almost automatic when hitting with a runner on third and less than 2 outs – in 12 such situations, he’s knocked in the run 10 times.

St Louis tied it in the fifth with a sac fly of their own, but the Padres pushed back in front to stay in the sixth, turning back-to-back leadoff walks into a run on Jedd Gyorko‘s RBI single.  The Padres tacked on an insurance run in the seventh when Yangervis Solarte homered to the RF porch off Jason MotteBlaine Boyer, Kevin Quackenbush, and Joaquin Benoit slammed the door on a 3-1 Padres win.

There was one scare in the fifth inning then Ross, while attempting to bunt, took a pitch off his right hand.  He was called out on strikes for offering to bunt at the pitch instead of being awarded first.  Ross came out for the sixth and struck out the side, so maybe no worse for wear.  Hopefully.

Today Jesse Hahn will square off against Joe Kelly.

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