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

The Padres (61-63) scored fewer runs than the St Louis Cardinals (78-45), 10-3, yesterday afternoon in the final game of their three-game series at Petco Park.

Colin Rea (2-1, 5.52) had the wheels come off early, giving up four runs in the first inning. Tommy Pham walked with one out in the first inning, then took second and third bases on a throwing error by Rea on a pickoff move. Jhonny Peralta reached on an error by Yangervis Solarte that scored Pham. A single by Jason Heyward followed, then a single by Yadier Molina. Stephen Piscotty tripled to clear the bases. Rea lasted just four innings, surrendering five runs (four earned) on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Piscotty also hit two home runs, a solo shot off Odrisamer Despaigne in the seventh inning and a two-run home run off Craig Kimbrel in the ninth inning.

Michael Wacha (14-4, 2.85) pitched six innings, giving up a run on five hits, two walks, and three strikeouts. Yonder Alonso singled in the second inning, moved to second on a walk to Austin Hedges, and scored on a single to right field by Clint Barmes. In the ninth inning, a leadoff, pinch-hit double by Brett Wallace was followed by a single by Jedd Gyorko. After a pop-out by Solarte, Cory Spangenberg was hit by a pitch. Matt Kemp then singled to score Barmes and Gyorko. But, Justin Upton struck out and Alonso ground out to the first baseman to end the game.

The Padres are off today as they travel to Washington, D.C. to take on the Washington Nationals (62-61) for three games starting tomorrow night at 4:05pm PDT. James Shields (9-5, 3.74) gets the start versus Stephen Strasburg (7-6, 4.22).

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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 (61-62) scored more runs than the St Louis Cardinals (77-45) last night in the second game of three at Petco Park, 8-0.

Ian Kennedy (8-11, 4.01) pitched six shutout innings, allowing seven hits and a walk with a season high ten strikeouts. In the seventh inning. Brandon Moss doubled and Tommy Pham singled off Kennedy to get Moss to third. Shawn Kelley, Marc Rzepczynski, and Bud Norris each faced and struck out one batter in relief of Kennedy.

Carlos Martinez (12-6, 2.85) kept it a close game, allowing just one run through the first six innings. Derek Norris led off the fourth inning with a triple, Cory Spangenberg reached on an infield single, Kennedy laid down a sacrifice bunt to get Spangenberg to second base, and Travis Jankowski hit into an RBI groundout to bring Norris home.

The seventh inning was a nightmare for the Cardinals. Alexi Amarista led off with a pinch-hit single, Jankowski bunted for a single, then Yangervis Solarte sacrifice bunted the runners over. Randy Choate relieved Martinez and proceeded to walk Yonder Alonso to load the bases. Seth Maness then came in to pitch and gave up a two-run single to Matt Kemp. Then a two-run double to Justin Upton. After getting Jedd Gyorko to ground out, Derek Norris reached on an error. Clint Barmes then doubled to drive in Upton and Amarista came up again and singled to score Norris. Maness was replaced by Tyler Lyons and Jankowski singled to drive in Barmes.

And now I need a break from typing.

This afternoon, Colin Rea (2-0, 4.22) takes the mound against Michael Wacha (14-4, 2.85) with first pitch scheduled for 1:10pm 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 (60-62) scored more runs than the St Louis Cardinals (77-44), 9-3, in the first of three games at Petco Park.

Andrew Cashner (5-12, 4.03) gave up just one unearned run in six innings on four hits and two walks with eight strikeouts. Stephen Piscotty reached on a fielding error by Alexi Amarista and later scored on a Yadier Molina single. Bud Norris started the seventh inning in relief of Cashner and gave up two runs without recording an out. Mark Reynolds doubled and Tommy Pham tripled, scoring Piscotty. Marc Rzepczynski then came in to pitch and proceeded to hit Brandon Moss with a pitch. After getting Matt Carpenter to fly out to left field, a Piscotty sacrifice fly let Pham come across the plate for the last Cardinals’ run of the night.

St Louis’ starter John Lackey (10-8, 2.99) also pitched six innings, giving up five runs (four earned) on nine hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. The Friars scored five runs in the fifth inning on an Amarista single followed by a bunt attempt by Cashner that resulted in two throwing errors on the play, bringing Amarista around to score. Rookie centerfielder Travis Jankowski, who made his first Major League start and batted ninth, hit his second single of the night to drive in Cashner. Yangervis Solarte hit a two-run home run to make it 4-1, Padres. Yonder Alonso then walked, took second base on a wild pitch, and scored on a Justin Upton single. In the eighth inning, an Amarista leadoff double was followed by a Brett Wallace two-run home run. Solarte singled and scored on a Matt Kemp two-run home run. And that was all she wrote.

Tonight’s second game of the series stars at 5:40pm PDT with Ian Kennedy (7-11, 4.20) taking the mound against Carlos Martinez (12-5, 2.78).

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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 (58-62) scored more runs than the Atlanta Braves (53-66), 9-0, last night as Melvin Upton Jr. and Yangervis Solarte put on a power display.

That’s right. I said Melvin Upton Jr.

Matt Wisler (5-3, 4.65) pitched five innings in his first start against San Diego in a Braves’ uniform, giving up two runs on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts. In the third inning, Cory Spangenberg scored on a Matt Kemp sacrifice fly. The next inning, Upton Jr. had the first of his five RBI as he knocked in Derek Norris with a single.

In the sixth inning, after Wisler was pulled for David Aardsma, Justin Upton led off the inning with a double. Two outs later, Upton Jr. hit the first of his two two-run home runs. After an Alexi Amarista single and a Brett Wallace pinch-hit walk, Solarte hit a three-run home run.

In the seventh inning, Norris doubled to lead off the inning, and Upton Jr. then connected on a 1-0 pitch for his second two-run home run of the game, in almost the exact same spot in left-center field the first one landed.

James Shields (9-5, 3.74) pitched six innings, striking out seven with five hits and two walks. Odrisamer Despaigne pitched the seventh and eighth innings, giving up three hits. And Kevin Quackenbush pitched the ninth inning, surrendering a walk.

This afternoon at 12:40pm PDT, the Padres wrap up the series and try for the sweep. Tyson Ross (8-9, 3.40) gets the start while the Braves will send out Julio Teheran (8-6, 4.44).

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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 (57-62) scored more runs than the Atlanta Braves (53-65) last night in the first of three games, 5-3. Jedd Gyorko started at shortstop for the first time since 2010 at West Virginia University.

Colin Rea (2-0, 4.22) got his second win after pitching five and two-thirds innings, allowing just two runs on five hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Former Padre Cameron Maybin hit a solo home run to lead off the fourth inning. Maybin later scored another run in the sixth inning on a single from A.J. Pierzynski. In the ninth inning, a single off Craig Kimbrel by another former Padre, Jace Peterson, drove in Nick Markakis for the Braves’ final run.

Williams Perez (4-4, 4.34) pitched six and a third innings, giving up four runs on seven hits and four walks with two strikeouts. In the second inning, Justin Upton and Yonder Alonso reached on a single and a ground-rule double, respectively. Derek Norris drove in Upton with a single, then reached second on a wild pitch to Will Venable. Venable then singled to right field scoring Alonso and Norris, who hustled and barely beat the throw home. Matt Kemp hit a solo home run with one out in the fifth inning. Alonso added a solo shot with two outs in the eighth inning.

Tonight, James Shields (8-5, 3.89) gets the start in the second game with former Padre Matt Wisler (5-2, 4.74) getting the start for the Braves. First pitch is set for 7:10pm PDT.

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

The Padres (54-61) scored fewer runs than the Cincinnati Reds (50-62), 7-3, in the series finale yesterday afternoon at Petco Park.

James Shields (8-5, 3.89) had a rough first inning as Billy Hamilton led off the game with a single, Eugenio Suarez was hit by a pitch, and Hamilton then scored on a Joey Votto single. After striking out Todd Frazier, a Jay Bruce triple cleared the bases and made it 3-0 before anyone knew what was going on. In the third inning, Shields balked in Votto from third base while facing Bruce. In the seventh inning, Shields loaded the bases with one out and was pulled for Shawn Kelley. Frazier then hit a sacrifice fly to score Brandon Phillips. Shields ended his day after six and one-third innings, allowing five runs on six hits and four walks with seven strikeouts. Frank Garces gave up a two-run home run to Votto in the ninth inning.

Raisel Iglesias (3-4, 4.70) pitched six innings, with three runs on three hits, a walk, and eight strikeouts. In the Padres’ first, Yangervis Solarte was hit by a pitch, Yonder Alonso singled, and Matt Kemp hit a three-run home run to left field with no outs. That was all the Padres could manage.

The Friars travel to Denver for three games against the Colorado Rockies starting tomorrow at 5:40pm PDT. Tyson Ross (8-9, 3.39) gets the first start versus Yohan Flande (2-1, 3.86).

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

The Padres (54-60) scored more runs than the Cincinnati Reds (49-62) last night at Petco Park, 11-6.

Colin Rea (1-0, 5.40) made his Major League debut, pitching five innings and giving up three runs on seven hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Joey Votto and Todd Frazier hit back-to-back one-out doubles in the fourth inning for the Reds’ first run. In the fifth inning, Tucker Barnhart doubled, advanced to third base on a ground out, and scored on a Billy Hamilton single. After a single advanced Hamilton to third base he scored on a sacrifice fly from Skip Schmuaker.

The Reds other three runs came in the ninth inning off Frank Garces. Frazier led off the inning with a solo home run to the second deck of the Western Metal Building. Two outs later, Barnhart singled and pinch-hitter Jason Bourgeois hit a home run to center field.

The Reds’ Michael Lorenzen (3-8, 5.46) only lasted one and a third innings, surrendering seven runs on seven hits and two walks with one strikeout. Yangervis Solarte went 2-for-4 and scored three runs. Jedd Gyorko had two hits and four RBI, including a two-run home run in the second inning. Yonder Alonso had two hits, scored two runs, and drove in two RBI. Even Rea got into the act, getting a hit in his first at-bat and later coming around to score his first ever run.

The final game of the series is this afternoon at 12:40pm PDT, with James Shields (8-4, 3.74) getting the start against Raisel Iglesias (2-4, 4.73) in the penultimate Way Back Wednesday of the 2015 season.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending the weekend on pain meds after a minor medical procedure. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. And I was in a Norco haze.

The Padres (53-60) scored more runs than the Cincinnati Reds (49-61) last night, 2-1, in the first of three games at Petco Park.

Ian Kennedy (7-10, 4.37) allowed just the one Cincinnati run in five innings on Jay Bruce‘s solo home run, the 200th home run of his career, to lead off the second inning. Kennedy surrendered two hits and six walks with four strikeouts. Interim manager Pat Murphy was ejected in the fourth inning for arguing balls and strikes.

David Holmberg (1-1, 3.06) gave up both Padres’ runs over six and two-thirds innings on six hits and three walks with five strikeouts. Justin Upton hit a two-run home run, his 20th of 2015, with Matt Kemp on first base and no outs in the fourth inning.

Tonight, Colin Rea makes his Major League debut in a Padres’ uniform as he gets the start versus Michael Lorenzen (3-7, 4.84) at 7:10pm PDT.

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

The Padres (47-52) scored more runs than the Miami Marlins (40-58) yesterday afternoon, 3-2, to take three of their four games at Petco Park.

Odrisamer Despaigne (4-7, 4.76) allowed just one run on two hits and two walks with three strikeouts in six innings. An Ichiro Suzuki sacrifice fly scored J.T. Realmuto in the fifth inning. The other Marlins’ run came in the seventh inning, when Realmuto hit a one-out solo home run off Brandon Maurer. Joaquin Benoit pitched a perfect eighth inning and Craig Kimbrel shut the Marlins down in the ninth inning for his 29th save.

Mat Latos (4-7, 4.48) pitched six innings, allowing all three Padres’ runs on six hits, no walks, and five strikeouts. Justin Upton led off the second inning with his 16th home run of the season. After a Yonder Alonso single, a Derek Norris strikeout, and a Jedd Gyorko single, Alexi Amarista‘s sacrifice fly scored the second run of the game and the inning. In the sixth inning, Matt Kemp ground into a fielder’s choice that scored Will Venable, who reached base on a leadoff double and took third on a Yangervis Solarte sacrifice bunt.

The Friars are off today as they travel to New York for a three-game series with the Mets (51-48) at Citi Field. James Shields (8-3, 3.77) gets the start versus Noah Syndergaard (4-5, 2.97) tomorrow at 4:10pm 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 might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (46-52) scored more runs than the Miami Marlins (40-57), 3-1, last night at Petco Park.

Ian Kennedy (6-9, 4.58) gave up just one run in six innings on seven hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. Derek Dietrich homered to lead off the seventh inning.

Marlins’ starter David Phelps (4-7, 3.86) also pitched six innings, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk with five strikeouts. In the first inning, the Padres loaded the bases against Phelps and a Yonder Alonso sacrifice fly scored Yangervis Solarte. In the second inning, Kennedy doubled to right field and scored on a Will Venable single. a Melvin Upton Jr. pinch-hit single that Martin Prado deflected to right field scored Clint Barmes.

This afternoon has Odrisamer Despaigne (3-7, 4.98) taking the hill against Mat Latos (4-6, 4.48) at 1:10pm PDT in the final game of the four-game series.

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