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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In case you weren’t paying attention…

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub, especially when Dick Enberg’s talking about “Bluebird” the pirate. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres lost to the Dodgers 5-1 in the final game of this brief Opening Homestand (freebie for you next year, Padres). Tyson Ross gave up three first inning runs, and was lucky to avoid doing any further damage. Carl Crawford led off with a double, Yasiel Puig reached on a throwing error by Ross, Adrian Gonzalez singled home Crawford. Hanley Ramirez doubled down the third base line to score Puig and Gonzalez, putting the home club in a 3-0 hole before a single out was recorded. Ross had little command over his repertoire, and wiggled out of jams he created for himself. If you missed this game and caught just about any Jason Marquis start last season, you’re up to speed. Ross finished with 5 hits, 4 walks,  7 strikeouts and 4 runs (3 earned) in 5 innings pitched.

The Padres offense managed 6 hits and 1 run, but were ultimately as impotent vs. Dan Haren as they were in game 2. Everth Cabrera and Nick Hundley each had a double and a single, with a Yonder Alonso single the vehicle for the only Padres run on the night. Donn Roach struggled in his Major League debut, surrendering 4 hits and the 5th Dodgers run over 1.1 innings pitched.

The Padres are off tomorrow, but begin a 3 game series on Friday in Miami vs. Jeff Loria’s Marlins. Your tentative starting matchup for that game is Eric Stults vs. Tom Koehler. First pitch is at 4:10 P.M. Pacific.

An additional  highlight from tonight’s game involved our own Padres Trail calling the bottom of the 4th inning as the Padres PA announcer.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub, as you get more and more confused whether it’s Opening Night or Opening Day. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

Opening Night. Or Day. Or whatever. Who cares? What matters is the Padres pulled out a 3-1 win over that Los Angeles team that plays in the National League. I think they’re called the “Dogers” or something.

Andrew Cashner made his first ever Opening Day start, striking out five in six innings while only giving up one run on four hits. However, Cashner had to settle for the no-decision, as the Padres’ bats didn’t come alive until the eighth inning, when Seth Smith hit a pinch-hit home run off of Brian Wilson to tie the game at one. Chris Denorfia then hit a two-run single which proved to be the game-winning hit. Huston Street came in to the game with a new entrance song — “Kashmir” by Led Zeppelin – and closed it out for his first save.

The Padres set a single-game attendance record at PETCO Park, with 45,567 tickets sold. And it sounded on ESPN like it was mostly Padres fans in attendance, for the first time in a long time.

The teams are off on Monday and come back to PETCO Park for Opening “Day” on Tuesday at 3:40 pm PDT. Ian Kennedy takes the mound against Zack Greinke, who will likely be the only person at PETCO Park happy that Carlos Quentin is on the disabled list to start the season.

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Yesterday, both NBC 7 and FOX 5 reported on an economic impact study on the 10-year anniversary of PETCO Park that the National University System Institute for Policy Research (NUSIPR) released.

After a little begging and pleading on Twitter, Gavin (CT2SD) sent me a copy that he found thanks to a tip from Matthew Hall of the UT.

I figured we can take a look at and analyze the conclusions they came up with.

Now, I’m not an economist. I just want to make that clear from the start. Some of my thoughts and opinions will probably be wrong. Bear with me anyways. This is all just supposed to be informative, so let’s go.

Note: This “report” seems like it’s just a press summary to me. Gavin has sent a request to NUSIPR to find out if there is a more comprehensive version of this available to the public. He’s promised to share it with me.

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UPDATE: Gavin received a response from Erik Bruvold of NUSIPR regarding the report and if we could see anything more comprehensive released some time soon.

No one funded. What you see is what you get. We pulled together and did a bit of analysis on readily available public data (as indicated in the sources and notes). Just one of our “news and notes” pieces.

So, there you go.

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