In the ongoing buildup to the 2016 All-Star Game in July at Petco Park, the Padres have been adding and updating parts of the ballpark.

Last week the Padres announced the Beachers would be removed and a new group section would be replacing it. This followed an earlier announcement that the entire lighting system would be upgraded to LED. They also mentioned upgrading the seats in the Lexus Home Plate Club sections and upgraded and expanded backstop netting.

Yesterday, Bill Center wrote an article on Padres.com about the changes to the retired numbers currently located on the Batter’s Eye along with changes related to the new Padres Hall of Fame. I was out doing other stuff and didn’t really have a chance to look at any of it until today.

So let’s do that, shall we?

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The Padres announced this morning that coming in 2016, the Beachers will be making room for new “social space” group seating in the right center field area.

The current sand playground area will be moved up level with the K Street walkway between the Park at the Park and the Beachers, according to the renderings below.

The new social space will have a design aesthetic modeled after Southern California’s iconic piers. – via padres.com

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

The Padres (74-85) scored more runs than the Milwaukee Brewers (68-91), 3-1, yesterday afternoon in the final home game of the 2015 season at Petco Park.

Ian Kennedy (9-15, 4.28) — making his last start of 2015, and possibly his last in a Padres’ uniform — pitched six innings, allowing the one run and striking out eleven with five hits and no walks. Shane Peterson hit a pinch-hit solo home run to lead off the sixth inning.

Taylor Jungmann (9-8, 3.77) lasted just three innings, giving up three runs on four hits and four walks with two strikeouts. Yangervis Solarte hit a two-run home run in the third inning. Cory Spangenberg‘s RBI single in the fourth added an insurance run.

Wil Myers left the game in the fourth inning because of left wrist soreness. The same wrist he had surgery on earlier this season that caused him to miss 98 games during his recovery.

The Padres travel all the way to Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers (89-70) for the final three-game series of 2015. Casey Kelly (0-1, 9.00) gets another start and will face Alex Wood (4-6, 4.55) tonight at 7:10pm 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 (73-85) scored fewer runs than the Milwaukee Brewers (68-90) last night, 5-0. The loss guarantees the Padres will not finish with a better record than last year. And, before the game, Matt Kemp was shut down for the remaining five games of the season with a torn tendon in his right middle finger. I’ll let Vocal Minority Nate handle the obvious joke.

Andrew Cashner (6-16, 4.34) actually pitched fairly well for the first five innings. It was the sixth inning that did him in. The Brewers scored all five runs in the sixth inning, all charged to Cashner, who struck out seven against five hits and two walks.

Justin Upton hit his head on the left field wall while trying to field a ball hit by Logan Schafer that ended up a triple in the first inning and was removed from the game.

Zach Davies (3-2, 3.71) pitched seven innings, giving up five hits and two walks with six strikeouts.

This afternoon is the last home game of the 2015 season for the Padres. Ian Kennedy (8-15, 4.38) gets the start versus Taylor Jungmann (9-7, 3.64) with first pitch scheduled for 3:40pm 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 (73-84) scored fewer runs than the Milwaukee Brewers (67-90), 4-3, last night in the first game of the final home series of the 2015 season.

Tyson Ross (10-12, 3.26) allowed four runs in six innings on six hits and three walks, while striking out seven. Scooter Gennett led off the game with a single and later scored on a single by Adam Lind. A Jean Segura then scored Lind two batter later in the first inning. Segura hit a towering two-run home run into the second deck of the Western Metal Building in the sixth inning.

Jorge Lopez (1-0, 5.40), making his first Major League start, pitched five innings and gave up three runs on eight hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. In the third inning, an RBI single from Matt Kemp to score Yangervis Solarte put the Padres on the board. The RBI was Kemp’s 100th of 2015. Kemp would later come out of the game because of a sore right hand. Cory Spangenberg led off the fourth inning with a triple and later scored on Ross’ single. Wil Myers added the last run in that same inning, knocking in Austin Hedges.

Tonight at 7:10pm PDT, Andrew Cashner (6-15, 4.21) takes the mound against Zach Davies (2-2, 4.67) in the Padres penultimate home game of 2015.

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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 (73-82) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (74-81) last night at Petco Park, 3-0.

Robbie Erlin (1-1, 6.30) had a no-hitter through five and two-thirds innings, before giving up a triple to Ender Inciarte with two outs in the sixth inning. Erlin struck out Aaron Hill to end the inning, finishing his night with seven shutout innings pitched with two hits, a walk, and four strikeouts.

Jeremy Hellickson (9-11, 4.60) allowed just one run in six innings on four hits and two walk with five strikeouts. Cory Spangenberg doubled to lead off the sixth inning and scored on a Jedd Gyorko sacrifice fly. In the eighth inning, Spangenberg led off with a single, followed by Matt Kemp‘s single. Justin Upton then doubled to score Spangenberg. Kemp then came home on another sacrifice fly by Gyorko.

In this afternoon’s season series finale, James Shields (13-6, 3.86) takes the mound against Zack Godley (5-1, 3.48) at 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 (72-82) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (74-80), 6-3, last night in the first of three games at Petco Park.

Casey Kelly (0-1, 9.00) made his first start in a Padres’ uniform since 2012, and it didn’t start out quite according to plan. The Diamondbacks scored all six run in the first two innings, including four in the second inning on a grand slam home run from A.J. Pollock. However, after giving up that grand slam, Kelly retired the next eleven batters, leaving after five innings with six runs allowed on six hits, one walk, and one strikeout.

Rubby De La Rosa (14-8, 4.56) gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits and three walks with two strikeouts in five and two-thirds innings. Matt Kemp scored in the fourth inning on a ground out by Jedd Gyorko. In the fifth inning, Travis Jankowski doubled and scored on a single by Wil Myers. And Alexi Amarista singled in the sixth inning to score Gyorko.

Tonight at 5:40pm PDT, Robbie Erlin (0-1, 21.00) takes the mound against Jeremy Hellickson (9-10, 4.73).

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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 (71-81) scored more runs than the San Francisco Giants (79-72) last night, 5-4, on a walk-off single by birthday boy Jedd Gyorko to score birthday boy Matt Kemp in the ninth inning.

Andrew Cashner (6-15, 4.21) allowed two runs on two hits and five walks in six innings while striking out six. A Brandon Crawford two-run single in the first was the only damage on Cashner’s watch. Joaquin Benoit gave up a solo home run to Jarrett Parker in the eighth inning. In the ninth inning, with Craig Kimbrel pitching, a Kemp error put Buster Posey on base. Crawford then hit a double. After striking out the next two batters, a wild pitch from Kimbrel to Trevor Brown allowed Posey to score and tie up the game at four. Brown then ground out to end the Giants’ ninth inning.

Jake Peavy (7-6, 3.83) shut out the Padres in his six innings of work, allowing four hits and a walk with four strikeouts. The Padres tied-up the game at two in the seventh inning when Yangervis Solarte‘s double off Josh Osich scored Gyorko, who had singled, and Derek Norris, who walked. A Travis Jankowski double in the eighth inning scored Brett Wallace and Gyorko to tie the game at four. Then came the ninth and Gyorko’s RBI single to win the game. The Giants used ten pitchers in the game.

Tonight, Ian Kennedy (8-15, 4.29) takes the mound against Madison Bumgarner (18-8, 2.84) at 6:10pm PDT in the season series finale.

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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 (70-81) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (79-71) last night, 4-2, in a game that featured a combined 27 strikeouts by both teams, 16 by the Giants’ batters and 11 by the Padres.

Tyson Ross (10-11, 3.17) struck out eleven in six innings, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks. Trevor Brown‘s RBI double in fifth inning put San Francisco on the board. Brandon Crawford singled in the sixth inning to score Alejandro De Aza. In the seventh inning, Angel Pagan hit a two-run home run.

Chris Heston (11-10, 3.51) shutout the Padres over four and a third innings, striking out seven with two hits and five walks. Heston loaded the bases with one out in the fifth inning and was pulled. But George Kontos got Matt Kemp to pop out to first base in foul territory and Justin Upton to fly out to center field. Cory Spangenberg hit a solo home run in the sixth inning and Brett Wallace added a pinch-hit solo home run in the seventh inning.

Andrew Cashner (6-15, 4.25) gets the start tonight against Jake Peavy (7-6, 4.08) at 7:10pm PDT.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an afternoon at the pub, melting into a pile of viscous goo. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (67-74) scored fewer runs than the Colorado Rockies (58-82), 4-3, yesterday afternoon in the Rockies final game at Petco Park for 2015. The temperature at first pitch registered as 93°, the hottest game-time temperature since Petco Park opened.

Tyson Ross (10-10, 3.24) gave up three runs in seven innings of work on four hits — including three solo home runs — and no walks with six strikeouts. Nolan Arenado hit a home run in the first inning, Corey Dickerson hit another in the sixth inning, and Carlos Gonzalez connected for one in the seventh inning. Daniel Descalso then led off the eighth inning with a solo home run off Joaquin Benoit for the go-ahead run.

Jorge De La Rosa (9-6, 4.28) pitched five innings, surrendering three runs on six hits and three walks with six strikeouts. In the fourth inning, Matt Kemp led off with a solo home run. De La Rosa then loaded the bases on singles by Derek Norris and Yangervis Solarte and a walk to Melvin Upton Jr. After Clint Barmes struck out, Ross hit a sacrifice fly to score Norris. De La Rosa loaded the bases again in the fifth inning with singles by Wil Myers and Jedd Gyorko and a walk of Kemp. Myers then scored on a sacrifice fly from Norris.

The Padres begin a nine-game road trip tonight in San Francisco at 7:15pm PDT as Andrew Cashner (5-14, 4.11) takes on Jake Peavy (5-6, 4.41) and the San Francisco Giants (72-68).

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