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 (37-42) scored fewer runs than the Seattle Mariners (35-42) on Tuesday night, 5-0, at Petco Park.

Mike Montgomery (3-2, 1.62) threw a one-hit complete game, the only hit being a Yangervis Solarte one-out double in the seventh inning. Solarte never got to third. Montgomery walked four and struck out seven.

Ian Kennedy (4-7, 4.86) had that pesky one bad inning thing happen to him again, as the Mariners increased a 1-0 lead into a 4-0 lead with two outs in the fourth inning on an Austin Jackson two-RBI single and a two-run home run by Brad Miller. In the third inning, Kennedy had Mike Zunino hit a one out home run to put the Mariners on the board. Nelson Cruz scored on a errant throw by Clint Barmes on a potential double play in the ninth inning for the Mariners’ fifth run.

The finale of the season series is this afternoon at 12:40pm PDT. James Shields (7-2, 4.24) shoulders the massive responsibility of keeping the Vedder Cup in San Diego for another year as he goes up against Taijuan Walker (6-6, 4.64).

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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.

An unscheduled home run derby occurred yesterday afternoon as the Padres (37-41) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (36-39), 6-4 at Petco Park.

Matt Kemp led off the game with his sixth home run of the season. Derek Norris hit two home runs, a two-run shot in the fourth inning and a solo home run in the sixth inning. For the Diamondbacks, Welington Castillo hit a three-run home run in the second inning, David Peralta had a solo home run in the third inning, and John Lamb added a two-run home run in the sixth inning.

Odrisamer Despaigne (3-6, 4.94) pitched five and two-third innings, giving up five runs (four earned) on three hits and no walks with six strikeouts. Padres manager Pat Murphy pulled Despaigne with one on and two outs in the sixth to bring in left-handed reliever Frank Garces to pitch to Lamb. That didn’t work out so well.

Chase Anderson (4-2, 3.66) gave up all four Padres’ runs over seven innings on five hits and a walk with one strikeout.

The Padres have a day off tomorrow before finishing up the Vedder Cup with two games against the Seattle Mariners (34-42) on Tuesday night. Ian Kennedy (4-6, 5.09) is penciled in to start against Mike Montgomery (2-2, 2.04) at 7:10pm PDT at Petco Park.

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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 (37-40) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (35-39), 7-2, last night.

Andrew Cashner (3-9, 4.22) finally got some run support and used it, giving up the two Diamondbacks runs while pitching seven innings with eight hits, no walks, and six strikeouts.

Jeremy Hellickson (5-5, 5.38) lasted five and a third innings, surrendering all seven Padres runs on ten hits and a walk with eight strikeouts.

Justin Upton hit his team leading fourteenth home run, a two-run shot in the fifth inning off Hellickson with two out. Besides Upton’s two RBI, the Padres got contributions from Yonder Alonso, Derek Norris, Matt Kemp, Yangervis Solarte, and Cashner, whose sixth inning suicide squeeze bunt single allowed Will Venable to cross the plate.

In this afternoon’s series finale, Odrisamer Despaigne (3-5, 4.83) takes the hill against Chase Anderson (3-2, 3.54) at 1:10pm PDT.

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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 (36-40) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (35-38) last, 4-2.

Tyson Ross (5-7, 3.57) gave up both Diamondbacks runs in the third inning, on a Paul Goldschmidt two-RBI single. Ross ended his night after six innings with two hits, five walks, and seven strikeouts.

The Friars’ pecked away at Robbie Ray (2-3, 1.98), scoring in the first inning on a double by Yonder Alonso. Alonso was then caught in a rundown between second base and third base for his 9,958th TOOTBLAN of the 2015 season so far [Editor’s Note: Actual number may be a little off]. In the third inning, the Padres tied the game as Cory Spangenberg stole third base and Diamondbacks catcher Welington Castillo‘s throw to third sailed into the left field corner, allowing Spangenberg to score. In the fifth inning, the Padres took the lead on Matt Kemp‘s sacrifice fly to center field scored Spangenberg again. Justin Upton‘s RBI single in the eighth inning scored Kemp and added the Padres final run.

Tonight’s matchup has Andrew Cashner (2-9, 4.35) taking the mound against Jeremy Hellickson (5-4, 4.94) at 7:10pm PDT.

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

The Padres (32-35) scored fewer runs than the Oakland A’s (28-39), 6-5, yesterday at Petco Park in Pat Murphy‘s debut as the Padres’ interim manager.

Andrew Cashner (2-8, 4.45) surrendered five runs in five innings on five hits and three walks with three strikeouts. The sad strange part was he kept the A’s hitless through the first four innings until Max Muncy‘s double to right field with one out in the fifth. Ben Zobrist hit a two-run home run with no outs in the sixth inning to break a 3-3 tie and drive Cashner from the game.

Scott Kazmir (3-4, 2.84) also pitched five innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits and a walk with six strikeouts. Austin Hedges hit his first Major League home run with a solo shot to left field with one out in the third inning. With one out in the fourth inning, Clint Barmes drove in Justin Upton from third base with a bunt single. In the fifth inning, Melvin Upton Jr. scored on an attempted steal of home that turned into a balk for Kazmir. In the eighth inning, J Upton ground into a double play that allowed M Upton to score from third base. Matt Kemp then followed by hitting his first home run at Petco Park with a two-out solo shot to left center.

Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth with a tie game at 5-5, and Eric Sogard singled to drive in Billy Burns from second base for the final run of the game. Tyler Clippard struck out Will Venable, Cory Spangenberg, and pinch-hitter Derek Norris to end the game.

The Friars now race to try to beat the Athletics to Oakland, with another two games with the A’s at O.co Coliseum starting tonight at 7:05pm PDT. Odrisamer Despaigne (3-4, 4.38) gets the start tonight against Jesse Chavez (2-6, 2.64).

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

The Padres (32-34) scored fewer runs than the Oakland A’s (27-39), 9-1, last night in the first of two games at Petco Park.

Tyson Ross (3-7, 4.02) gave up four run on seven hits and five walks with six strikeout in five innings of work. In the third inning, Josh Reddick started the scoring with an RBI single with one out to score Eric Sogard. Ben Zobrist then walked and Stephen Vogt singled to left field to score Reddick. Zobrist then scored on a single by Brett Lawrie. In the fifth inning, Lawrie drove in Zobrist again with one out.

In the eighth inning, with Cory Mazzoni on the mound for the Padres, Marcus Semien walked and Billy Butler singled. Billy Burns then, still with no outs, drove in Semien with a single. Mazzoni got Sogard to line out to center field and Reddick to fly out to left field. Then, after a single by Zobrist, Mazzoni served up a grand slam to Vogt, who ended up with five RBI.

Jesse Hahn (4-5, 3.62) pitched six and two-third innings, giving up just the one Padres’ run on three hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Will Venable drove in Alexi Amarista with an RBI single in the third inning after it was determined he was not hit by a pitch that appeared to hit his pant leg, even after acting manager Dave Roberts called for a replay challenge.

This afternoon at 12:40pm PDT, the Padres will send Andrew Cashner (2-8, 4.16) to the mound against the Athletics and Scott Kazmir (3-4, 2.79) in the second game at Petco Park.

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The Padres (32-33) scored fewer runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (37-26), 4-2 in 12 innings, after a couple of pitchers out of the Padres’ bullpen imploded.

James Shields (7-0, 3.59) was pulled after seven innings, despite throwing just 86 pitches, allowing one run on five hits and three walks with six strikeouts. The one run was from a Andre Ethier home run in the seventh inning. The Dodgers tied the game in the eighth inning when Joaquin Benoit walked Yasiel Puig with two outs and then Adrian Gonzalez doubled to right field, allowing Puig to score. In the twelfth inning, Dale Thayer loaded the bases with one out. After Alex Guerrero lined out for the second out, Gonzalez singled to center field to score Alberto Callaspo and Enrique Hernandez.

Mike Bolsinger (4-1, 2.25) allowed two runs on six hits and three walks with seven strikeouts while pitching just four and two-third innings. In the fifth inning, Justin Upton singled with two outs and the bases loaded to score Shields and Will Venable.

The Oakland A’s come to town for two games starting tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Tyson Ross (3-6, 3.81) takes the hill tonight against Jesse Hahn (3-5, 3.84).

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking, then watching Summer Sky Blast from outside your pub.

People often talk about a game having a playoff feel.  If you were one of the 43,525 at last night’s San Diego/Los Angeles game, you’ve now experienced a regular season game with a playoff feel. Tense, well pitched, and an entertaining 2 hr 30 min event.  Thanks to Justin Upton‘s first HR since 24 May, the Padres (32-32) nipped the Dodgers (36-26) 2-1.

San Diego scratched out a run in the first.  Will Venable hustled himself into a one-out ground ball double to right-center.  Upton grounded to second base, moving Will to third.  Matt Kemp – who still doesn’t look comfortable at the plate, and didn’t get a ball out of the infield all night – hit a little nubber that Zack Greinke fielded, then handcuffed Adrian Gonzalez with his throw.  Venable scored, Kemp got an RBI and a free base, and the Padres led.

Ian Kennedy made it stand up until the third, when he grooved a 3-1 fastball to Yasmani Grandal that was promptly deposited in the RF seats.  Grandal’s solo shot tied the game at one.  It stayed that way until Upton’s heroics in the eighth.  Hilariously, Dodger Manager Don Mattingly asked for a review of Upton’s 409′ blast, claiming a fan interfered with the ball before it cleared the wall.  Nay, Nay, Moosebreath.  The umps took 42 seconds to deny the request.

A couple of other plays of note.  Kennedy bounced a pitch to Derek ‘NorrisaurusRex’ Norris (when you’re doing it all the Rex gets capitalized) with Justin Turner at first.  Turner broke on the ball in the dirt.  Unfortunately for him, Norris picked it clean and threw him out by 4 feet.  No caught stealing on the play because he hadn’t broken for second when Kennedy started his motion.  In the fifth, Cory Spangenberg managed to get hit by Alexi Amarista‘s slow roller to second.  I think Spangenberg was trying to get in Howie Kendrick‘s way so he couldn’t make the play.  Oops.  Spangy was called out on runner interference.  Interestingly, by rule Amarista gets credited for a single.  I did not know this rule.

Greinke recorded all 3 assists in the eighth. In the top of fifth, the first 3 balls hit all went Upton’s way (two fly balls sandwiched around a single).  Maybe only I find that kind of silly stuff interesting.

Craig Kimbrel came on in the ninth and staged an epic battle with Yasiel Puig.  Puig fouled off several pitches, including a wicked 88 MPH curveball he just barely reached.  The longer that AB went, the more you felt like Puig would win; and sure enough, on the 8th pitch, he bounced a ground ball up the middle for a base hit.  Up came everyone’s favorite villian, Adrian.  Dodger fans rose to their feet in anticipation …. and got a 1-6-3 DP instead.  Kimbrel blew down Kendrick to preserve the win.

The two teams square off in the rubber game today at 1:10.  James Shields (7-0, 3.79) will face Mike Bolsinger (4-1, 2.08).

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

The Padres (31-32) scored fewer runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (36-25) last night, 4-3, in the first of three games at Petco Park in a battle of the bullpens.

Odrisamer Despaigne (3-4, 4.38) pitched six and a third innings, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk with five strikeouts. Adrian Gonzalez was ejected in the seventh inning for arguing balls and strikes, but not before getting the first RBI of the game with a single in the third inning. A.J. Ellis knocked in Justin Turner with a single in the fourth inning. Turner and Alex Guerrero had RBI singles in the eighth inning to put the Dodgers ahead for good.

Clayton Kershaw (5-3, 3.36) was taken out after six and two-third innings, after allowing only one run — a Clint Barmes solo home run with one out in the seventh inning — on four hits and three walks with eleven strikeouts. Wil Myers then reached on a two-base error by Turner, who was moved to first base after Gonzalez’s ejection. Reliever Yimi Garcia then gave up a two-run home run to Derek Norris to give the Padres a short-lived 3-2 lead.

Tonight, Ian Kennedy (3-5, 6.48) takes the hill against Zack Greinke (5-1, 1.92) at 7:10pm PDT in the second game of the three game series.

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

The Padres (27-28) scored more runs than the New York Mets (29-24) last night, 7-3, to win their three game series at Petco Park.

James Shields (7-0, 3.58) remained undefeated, allowing two runs in seven innings on six hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Curtis Granderson scored the Mets’ first run with one out in the sixth on a Ruben Tejada double to left field. The second run came in the seventh inning on a Anthony Recker single to score Wilmer Flores with one out. Recker scored the Mets’ third run in the ninth inning when Kevin Plawecki hit a pinch-hit double off Craig Kimbrel, who pitched the ninth inning in a non-save situation.

Dillon Gee (0-3, 4.46) only lasted four innings, giving up seven runs (four earned) on eight hits and a walk with just one strikeout. In the first inning, Yonder Alonso was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to score Derek NorrisJustin Upton then scored on a Will Middlebrooks sacrifice fly to center field.

In the fourth inning, Cory Spangenberg and Alexi Amarista crossed the plate on a Will Venable single to right field.

Alonso reached on a fielder’s choice and reached second base in the fifth inning as Gee made a throwing error to home trying to get Upton out. A Middlebrooks’ single then scored Matt Kemp and Alonso.

The Friars travel to Cincinnati today to take on the Reds (22-29) for three games starting tomorrow. Tyson Ross (2-5, 3.76) takes on Raisel Iglesias (1-1, 5.11) Friday evening at 4:10pm PDT.

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