Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after Easter morning brunch when you pass the time waiting for the game to begin by jamming Cadbury Eggs and Peeps into your mouth. Ooooooh, the rush. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were eating candy (and drinking).

The Padres (9-10) were oh so close to sweeping the Giants and going over .500 for the first time since Opening Day but it was not to be. Young lefty Robbie Erlin got off to a slow start giving up four quick runs and the Padres offense never fully solved the riddle that is Tim Lincecum. Do they ever? The Padres tried to make a game of it when Chase Headley cleared the bases with a double but the final run was negated when replay negated Xavier Nady‘s run. Nick Hundley later hit a HR to inch the Padres closer but 4-3 is what the scoreboard read when it was all said and done.

The Padres are on the road today beginning a series against the Milwaukee Brewers. Andrew Cashner faces Wily Peralta at 5:10 PM today as the Padres begin a road series that will take them to Milwaukee, Washington D.C., and San Francisco.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub. After all, there’s a lot of people walking around downtown wearing black and orange. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (9-9) defeated the San Francisco Giants (10-8) again last night by a score of 3-1, thanks to an RBI triple by Everth Cabrera in the 5th and a sacrifice squeeze by Chris “Norf” Denorfia in the 8th. Eric Stults pitched 6 innings, giving up just one run on 3 hits with 2 strikeouts. The Giants’ Tim Hudson gave up 2 runs in 7 innings on 8 hits with 4 strikeouts. There were no walks at all in the game. Which is kind of odd, I think.

Yonder Alonso started the scoring in the 2nd with an RBI single. Joaquin Benoit recorded his first save, as Huston Street was given the day off.

This afternoon has Robbie Erlin getting the ball against Tim Linecum [insert 420 joke here] at 1:10 pm PDT. It’s Easter Sunday, so there’s a special Easter Kids Fest too. Because, why not?

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub. So given the fact that PETCO Park is being overrun by GAINTS fans chanting “BAET LA,” here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres defeated the hated San Francisco Giants by a score of 2-1, led by Tyson Ross‘ 8 shutout innings. Ross had 9 strikeouts with only one walk and four hits. Huston Street came into to close it out and gave up a solo home run to Brandon Belt in the 9th. The Giants’ Matt Cain continued to get no offensive support, pitching 7 innings of four hit ball with two walks and 8 strikeouts.

Chris Denorfia hit a first inning triple and scored on a passed ball. Yasmani Grandal pinch-hit for Ross in the bottom of the 8th and hit a solo home run to right field.

Plate umpire Jerry Layne was sick, and there were only three umpires working this game. So that was kind of weird.

Tonight, the Friars send Eric Stults out to the mound to face the Giants’ Tim Hudson, with first pitch at 5:40 pm PDT. The Padres are giving away Jedd Gyorko replica jerseys and pet bandanas.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a day at work.  Especially if you’re trying to get out of work early enough to reach the game, can’t, and then get stuck in traffic.  Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were driving.

The Padres lost to Colorado 3-1 yesterday, splitting the 4-game series with the Rockies.  San Diego pretty much owned the first half of the game, especially Ian Kennedy who retired the first 12 in a row and faced the minimum through 5 innings.  Xavier Nady put the Padres ahead 1-0 in the fourth with his third home run of the year, hitting Morales’ 3-2 pitch  off the facade in left field.

Kennedy also no-hit the Rockies for five, raising hopes this might be THAT day.  Sadly, once again it was not to be.  The third base bag should get an assist (hockey reference) on the first hit Kennedy allowed.  Nolan Arenado practically rolled the ball up the third base line; it hit the bag and bounced and over Alexi Amarista‘s head for a double.  With normalcy restored, Kennedy worked out of trouble, but the Padres were unable to generate any offense to extend their lead.  After Nady’s HR San Diego managed only 2 more hits the rest of the game.

Colorado finally got to Kennedy in the seventh.  A one-out double by Corey Dickerson, followed by a walk to Troy Tulowitzki, brought Justin Morneau to the plate.  His line drive to right was misplayed by Chris Denorfia into a double, tying the score.  In that fifth inning, with a runner on third and one out, and the pitcher hitting, Bud Black had played the infield in.  With the game tied in the seventh, one out, and runners on second on third, he elected to play them back.  Wilin Rosario hit a slow roller to Everth Cabrera, who had no play at the plate on Tulowitzki.  It was a curious decision by Black.  Arenado then singled home Morneau with the final run. 

San Diego had one more gasp.  Denorfia led off the ninth with a single, and Jedd Gyorko lined the next pitch a long way to right-center, but Colorado RF Brandon Barnes ran it down.  Nady then hit into a 1-6-3 double play to end it.

Kennedy deserved a better fate, working 7 innings, allowing 4 hits, striking out 7 and walking 2.  On more a positive note, Chase Headley pinch-hit righthaned in the eighth and lined a single to left.

The Padres will host San Francisco this weekend.  Expect lots of Orange and Black downtown.  Projected starters are Tyson Ross opposite Matt Cain tomorrow, Eric Stults vs Tim Hudson Saturday, and Robbie Erlin against Tim Lincecum on Sunday.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub. Especially when you’re trying to keep tabs on the Fort Wayne TinCups, as well as celebrating the fact that we’re exactly two months away from Vedder Cup action. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The San Diego Padres (7-8) defeated the Colorado Rockies (7-9) tonight by a score of 4-2. Andrew Cashner went 7 1/3 strong surrendering 2 runs (1 earned) on 9 hits, with 5 strikeouts and one walk. Jorge De La Rosa started for Colorado, walking 1, striking out 4, with 3 runs scored (2 earned) in 6 innings.

Justin Morneau quickly dashed any hopes of a repeat one-hit perfomance from Cashner with a second inning home run. The Padres answered back in their half of the inning with a home run off of the bat of Tommy Medica. The Padres took the lead for good in the 5th inning, in a bizarre (and very Padres) series of events: bunt single by Alexi Amarista, sac bunt by Cashner, Everth Cabrera single via a chopper off of the plate, and Amarista scoring on a wild pitch. Chris Denorfia followed with a double, plating Cabrera for a 3-1 lead.

In the seventh, Denorfia drove in another run to put the Friars up by 3. Colorado scored once more in the following half inning, but that was it for the night.

Nolan Arenado put on a defensive clinic, making a couple of extremely fine plays at third base. The most impressive stealing a sure double down the line from Xavier Nady and gunning him down at first. It’s not only the glove work that’s impressive, but it’s the relative easy with which he executes. It’s fun to watch baseball that looks so pretty.

Notes: Chase Headley was given the night off with a reported biceps strain.

The Padres and Rockies finish up this 4-game series at Petco Park with some day baseball. The 3:40 P.M. start sees Franklin Morales (0-1, 6.39 ERA) take the hill for the Rockies against San Diego’s Ian Kennedy (1-2, 4.24 ERA).

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub. Especially when Jedd Gyorko signs a “monster” extension earlier in the day and some fans inexplicably get upset about the suite on the road he’s guaranteed now. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (6-7) won last night’s game against the Colorado Rockies (6-8) in the most Padres way ever: scoring not one, but two runs on a wild pitch and an error on the same play to go ahead in the 8th inning.

Starter Eric Stults continued his slow start, giving up all 4 of the Rockies runs in his 5 innings on 9 hits and 2 walks with 3 strikeouts. Rockies starter Jordan Lyles didn’t fare much better, giving up 3 runs in 5 innings on 6 hits and 2 walks, also with 3 strikeouts.

In the bottom of the 8th, the Padres loaded the bases with 2 outs. Then Rockies reliever Rex Brothers threw a wild pitch, allowing Xavier Nady to score. Then catcher Wilin Rosario made a throwing error trying to get the ball to Brothers covering the plate, allowing Seth Smith to score the go-ahead run.

Tonight at 7:10 pm PDT, Robbie Erlin takes the mound for the Friars against the Rockies’ Juan Nicasio. At this time, it’s not any particular Opening Day/Night, but that could change.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an afternoon in the pub. And when Gyorko and Nady both go yard, you get so excited to raise your glasses in celebration. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

Tyson Ross out-pitched Max Scherzer in yesterday’s 5-1 Padres win over the Detroit Tigers. Ross went 7 innings, giving up 1 run on 6 hits and a walk with 7 strikeouts. Scherzer lasted just 5 innings, surrendering 4 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks with 10 strikeouts. The problem was one of those hits against Scherzer was a home run by Jedd Gyorko and another was a 2-RBI double by Will Venable. Xavier Nady added a huge pinch-hit home run in the eighth inning to put an exclamation point on the Friars win of the game and their first series win of the season.

Tonight, Eric Stults goes against Jordan Lyles and the Colorado Rockies at PETCO Park at 7:10 pm PDT. This is the first series of the season between the two teams.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub. Forgetting the fact you were at the game and spent all of your time from the 4th inning on at Neil the Beer Man‘s, here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (4-7) dropped the second game of their series against Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers (6-3) last night by a score of 6-2. Verlander pitched 7 innings, giving up 2 runs on 8 hits and 1 walk with 8 strikeouts. Ian Kennedy started for the Friars, pitching 6 innings while giving up 4 runs on 8 hits and 1 walk with 7 strikeouts. Basically, everything went Verlander’s way.

Jedd Gyorko had a sacrifice fly in the first inning, scoring Chris Denorfia, who had stolen both second and third after getting a single. Yasmani Grandal drove in Chase Headley in the fourth inning for the Padres’ other run.

This afternoon, Tyson Ross takes the hill against Max Scherzer at 1:10 pm PDT. It’s Military Opening Day, the 75th* Opening Day participated in this season so far for the Padres, and the first Kids Fest of 2014.

*Approximate number.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub. Especially when Andrew Cashner is dressing the Tiger–I mean–deer. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres defeated the Detroit Tigers 6-0 last night, led by Andrew Cashner‘s complete game, 1-hit, 11 strikeout pitching performance and Chase Headley‘s breakout performance at the plate. The Tigers’ Rick Porcello lasted 6 1/3 innings, giving up 5 runs on 10 hits with 5 strikeouts.

But the player of the game was easily Cashner, who struck out Miguel Cabrera to end the game.

Tomorrow, pits Ian Kennedy against Justin Verlander at 5:40 pm PDT. The Padres will be giving away long-sleeve t-shirts to all fans at the game.

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