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

The Padres (54-66) scored more runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (43-75), 3-0, at Petco Park yesterday to complete a three-game sweep.

Clayton Richard (6-12, 4.84) pitched a shutout on three hits and a walk with six strikeouts in a complete game. No one from the Phillies got farther than second base.

Nick Pivetta (4-8, 6.25) allowed three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out eleven over five innings. Wil Myers singled Carlos Asuaje in, stole second base, then stole third base, and came home on a double steal with Austin Hedges in the fourth inning. In the sixth inning, Hunter Renfroe doubled to drive in Cory Spangenberg.

The Washington Nationals (71-47) head to Petco Park for four games beginning tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Jhoulys Chacin (11-8, 4.06) starts tonight against Edwin Jackson (3-2, 3.86).
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (53-66) scored more runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (43-74) at Petco Park last night, 8-4, in the second of three games.

Dinelson Lamet (7-4, 4.78) allowed two runs on three hit and a walk with seven strikeouts in seven innings. Jorge Alfaro hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning, his first Major League home run. Rhys Hoskins hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning.

Mark Leiter (1-3, 4.38) gave up eight runs (four earned) in five innings on seven hit and three walks while striking out one. Yangervis Solarte‘s double drove in Carlos Asuaje and Cory Spangenberg doubled to score Solarte and Wil Myers in the first inning. Spangenberg led off the fourth inning with a home run. Spangenberg ground into a fielder’s choice in the fifth inning to drive in Asuaje, Solarte came in to score on a throwing error on Spangenberg’s steal of second base, and Hector Sanchez hit a two-run home run.

Clayton Richard (5-12, 5.14) starts this afternoon’s series finale against Nick Pivetta (4-7, 6.29) beginning at 12:40pm PDT.
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (52-66) scored more runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (43-73) last night, 7-4, in the first of three games at Petco Park.

Travis Wood (2-4, 6.46) allowed two runs on six hits and two walks in five innings with three strikeouts. Odubel Herrera singled to drive in Cesar Hernandez but the third inning was ended by a great throw and tag, relay, and throw by Manuel Margot, Carlos Asuaje, and Austin Hedges to get Freddy Galvis at home. Rhys Hoskins hit a solo home run — his first as a Major Leaguer — in the fourth inning. Hernandez reached on a fielding error and Tommy Joseph came home in the sixth inning. Hoskins hit his second home run in the seventh inning.

Jerad Eickhoff (3-7, 4.33) gave up two runs (one earned) in five innings on five hits and three walks while striking out five. An Hedges sacrifice fly in the second inning drove in Wil Myers. Cory Spangenberg scored when Margot reached base on a throwing error in the fourth inning. In the sixth inning, Spangenberg scored on a Hedges single, Hedges took second base on the throw, Matt Szczur scored on Asuaje’s sacrifice fly, and Jose Pirela singled to drive in Hedges and Margot. Spangenberg led off the seventh inning with solo home run.

Dinelson Lamet (6-4, 5.00) gets the start in tonight’s second game of the series against Mark Leiter (1-2, 4.08) with first pitch set for 7:10pm PDT.
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after a Sunday afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (38-50) scored fewer runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (29-58) yesterday, 7-1, in the three-game series finale at Citizens Bank Park.

Trevor Cahill (3-3, 3.38) allowed four runs on six hits and no walks with eight strikeouts in five innings. All seven Phillies’ runs came on six home runs. Nick Williams and Cameron Rupp each hit a solo home run in the second inning. Freddy Galvis hit a two-run home run in the third inning. Odubel Herrera hit a solo home run in the sixth inning. Aaron Altherr and Galvis hit back-to-back solo home runs in the seventh inning.

Jerad Eickhoff (1-7, 4.63) shutout the Padres out over five innings on five hits and a walk while striking out eight. Erick Aybar scored the Padres only run in the ninth inning on a sacrifice fly by Hector Sanchez.

The Padres start a three-game series after the All-Star break against the San Francisco Giants (34-56) on Friday night at 7:10pm PDT at Petco Park.
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (38-49) scored more runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (28-58), 2-1, yesterday at Citizens Bank Park.

Jhoulys Chacin (8-7, 4.32) allowed one run on three hits and two walk while striking out six in six and a third innings. Maikel Franco hit a solo home run in the fifth inning. Kirby Yates, Ryan Buchter, and Brandon Maurer allowed only one hit and one walk in the final two and two-thirds innings.

Aaron Nola (6-6, 3.59) gave up two runs in eight innings on four hits and two walks with nine strikeouts. Carlos Asuaje tripled in the seventh inning to drive in Hunter Renfroe and Austin Hedges‘ single scored Asuaje.

The Padres try for the sweep as Trevor Cahill (3-2, 2.96) starts today’s series finale against Jerad Eickhoff (0-7, 4.93) starting at 10:35am PDT.
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (37-49) scored more runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (28-57) in the first of three games at Citizen’s Bank Park last night, 4-3.

Clayton Richard (5-8, 4.66) allowed one run on five hits and a walk with two strikeouts in six innings before the game was delayed an hour and 34 minutes by rain in the middle of the seventh inning. Tommy Joseph hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. Cameron Rupp scored on a groundout by Daniel Nava and Freddy Galvis‘ single drove in Nick Williams in the seventh inning.

Nick Pivetta (2-4, 4.73) gave up three runs on five hits and no walks while striking out nine in seven innings. Jose Pirela hit a solo home run in the first inning. Austin Hedges hit two solo home runs — in the third and fifth innings — and drove in Cory Spangenberg with the go-ahead run in the ninth inning with a sacrifice fly.

This afternoon’s second game features Jhoulys Chacin (7-7, 4.52) taking the mound versus Aaron Nola (6-5, 3.73) starting at 1:05pm PDT.
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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during a Sunday afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (48-63) scored fewer runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (51-61) in the finale of their three game series at Petco Park, 6-5.

Jarred Cosart (0-1, 5.79) pitched five innings, giving up five runs on ten hits and no walks with five strikeouts. Odubel Herrera hit a solo home run in the first inning. In the fourth inning, Carlos Ruiz singled to drive in Ryan Howard, a double by Freddy Galvis scored Ruiz, a Jerad Eickhoff double drove in Galvis, and Herrera singled to score Eickhoff. Tommy Joseph‘s RBI single in the seventh inning scored Cesar Hernandez with the eventual winning run.

Eickhoff (7-12, 3.78) surrendered five runs (four earned) on five hits and no walks while striking out five. Travis Jankowski‘s RBI groundout in the third inning drove in Derek Norris. Alex Dickerson hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. In the sixth inning, Jankowski scored on a Dickerson sacrifice fly and Ryan Schimpf hit a two-run home run. Jabari Blash ground into a 5-4-3 triple play in the seventh inning, the first triple play in Petco Park history.

The Padres travel to Pittsburgh and PNC Park to take on the Pirates (55-54) for three games starting tomorrow at 4:05pm PDT. Luis Perdomo (5-5, 6.67) gets the first start against Chad Kuhl (1-0, 4.19).

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

The Padres (48-62) scored more runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (51-61), 9-7, at Petco Park last night in the second game of three. Before the game, Ken Caminiti was posthumously inducted into the Padres Hall of Fame.

Paul Clemens (1-2, 4.91) was pulled by Andy Green after four and a third innings for not running out a bunt attempt. Clemens allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits and no walks with two strikeouts. Ryan Howard‘s solo home run in the second inning put the Phillies on the board. In the fourth inning, an error by Alexei Ramirez allowed Cameron Rupp to get on base and Maikel Franco to score. Freddy Galvis then grounded out, driving in Howard. Cesar Hernandez doubled in the seventh inning, scoring Galvis. In the ninth inning, Jimmy Paredes hit a two-run home run and Hernandez scored on a Aaron Altherr double.

Jake Thompson (0-1, 12.46), making his Major League debut, was hit hard in his four and a third innings, allowing six runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out one. Yangervis Solarte‘s single in the first inning scored Travis Jankowski and a double by Christian Bethancourt drove in Wil Myers and Solarte. In the fifth inning, Myers’ drove in Jankowski with a double and Ryan Schimpf‘s sacrifice fly scored Myers. Solarte’s bases-loaded single in the eighth inning drove in Adam Rosales and Jankowski.

This afternoon’s series finale pits Jarred Cosart (0-1, 5.90) against Jerad Eickhoff (6-12, 3.68). First pitch is scheduled for 1:40pm PDT.

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

The Padres (47-62) scored fewer runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (51-60) last night in the first of three games at Petco Park, 5-4.

Christian Friedrich (4-7, 4.76) gave up four runs on five hits and no walks in seven innings while striking out four. Cameron Rupp hit a three-run home run with Aaron Altherr and Maikel Franco on base in the fourth inning. In the sixth inning, Rupp’s RBI double scored Franco again. And Tommy Joseph‘s single in the eighth inning drove in Cesar Hernandez for the eventual winning run.

Jeremy Hellickson (9-7, 3.72) pitched six and two-thirds innings, surrendering three runs on six hits and two walks with three strikeouts. Jose Rondon singled to bring Alex Dickerson in to score in the second inning. A sacrifice fly by Dickerson in the third inning scored Travis Jankowski. Alexei Ramirez hit a pinch-hit solo home run in the seventh inning. And Wil Myers hit a solo home run in the eighth.

Paul Clemens (1-2, 4.70) gets the start tonight against Jake Thompson, who is making his Major League debut. First pitch is scheduled for 5:40pm PDT.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during a day at the office, watching the game on your vape breaks and in between staff meetings. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (3-7) scored fewer runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (5-5), 3-0, yesterday at Citizens Bank Park.

Drew Pomeranz (1-1, 3.27) gave up just two runs while striking out eight batters in six innings with three hits and three walks. Unfortunately, the Phillies’ Vince Velasquez (2-0, 0.00) pitched a complete game with sixteen strikeouts and no walks with three hits.

The game was over by the second inning, when Ryan Howard hit a leadoff home run. The Phillies added another run off Pomeranz in the sixth inning when Howard hit a sacrifice fly to plate Odubel Herrera. The Phillies’ third run came in the seventh inning on a wild pitch by reliever Carlos Villanueva.

Overall, yesterday’s game was a perfect storm of suck. The sputtering offense faced a dominant pitcher.

The Padres come home tonight for three games against the Arizona Diamondbacks (3-7). James Shields (0-2, 4.85) takes the hill against Zack Greinke (0-2, 9.90) at 7:40pm PDT. All we can truly hope for is that the Padres’ hitters don’t get distracted by the Diamondbacks’ hideous road uniforms.

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