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 (3-6) scored fewer runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (4-5) last night at Citizens Bank Park, 2-1.

Colin Rea (0-1, 5.56) was tagged with the loss after giving up both Phillies’ runs on a 2-out solo home run in the first inning and an RBI double in the third inning, both hit by Maikel Franco. Rea pitched seven innings with five hit and two walks while striking out five.

Jerad Eickhoff (1-1, 1.50) shut the Padres down for seven innings, giving up four hits and no walks with nine strikeouts. The only run for the Padres came in the ninth inning, when pinch-hitter Brett Wallace singled off Jeanmar Gomez with two outs to drive in pinch-hitter Derek Norris, who had walked and advanced to second base on defensive indifference. Pinch-hitter Alexei Ramirez then popped out to the shortstop to end the rally and the game.

The series wraps up this morning at 10:05am PDT. The Padres hope to split the four-game series, with Drew Pomeranz (1-0, 3.60) taking the mound against Vincent Velasquez (1-0, 0.00).

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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 (3-5) scored fewer runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (3-5), 3-0, last night at Citizens Bank Park.

Robbie Erlin (1-1, 0.93) pitched six innings, allowing just one run on three hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. Unfortunately for Erlin, Charlie Morton (1-1, 5.23) shut the Padres out over six and two-thirds innings on three hits, four walks, and seven strikeouts. The Phillies bullpen kept the Padres off the board.

The Phillies’ Odubel Herrera tripled in Tyler Goeddel for the first run with two outs in the sixth inning. The other two runs were scored in the eighth inning on an error after the Padres challenged the slide into second by Herrera that was upheld.

Tonight Colin Rea (0-0, 12.46) takes the mound against Jerad Eickhoff (0-1, 3.60) starting at 4:05pm PDT.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an afternoon at the office, sneaking peeks at the Padres game from work as you also sneak sips from the bottle of bourbon you keep in your desk drawer. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (3-4) scored more runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (2-5), 4-3, yesterday afternoon in the Phillies 2016 home opener at Citizens Bank Park.

Andrew Cashner (0-1, 8.00) went five innings, giving up three runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out five. Cesar Hernandez scored on a Odubel Herrera single in the fourth inning. Peter Bourjos hit an RBI double in the fifth inning to plate Cameron Rupp. And, in the sixth inning, a strange play involving the infield fly rule allowed Hernandez to score the Phillies’ third run.

Aaron Nola (0-1, 3.21) pitched seven innings, surrendering four runs on six hits and no walk with nine strikeouts. In the third inning, a Jon Jay double scored Alexei Ramirez and a ground ball out by Cory Spangenberg brought Alexi Amarista home. Wil Myers hit a solo home run leading off the fourth inning. An Amarista sacrifice squeeze bunt with one out in the seventh inning drove Derek Norris home with the eventual winning run.

The Padres and Phillies play the second of four games tonight. Robbie Erlin (1-0, 0.00) starts his first game of 2016 versus Charlie Morton (0-1, 14.73) with first pitch scheduled for 4:05pm PDT.

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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 may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (63-67) finally scored more runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (52-79), 9-4, at Citizens Bank Park yesterday, avoiding a season series sweep.

James Shields (10-6, 3.78) pitched seven innings while allowing one run on six hits and a walk with eight strikeouts. Cameron Rupp hit a solo home run with two outs in the second inning. Odrisamer Despaigne pitched two innings and gave up the other three Phillies’ runs. Cesar Hernandez‘s RBI triple and Aaron Altherr‘s RBI single added two in the eighth inning. In the ninth inning, Andres Blanco tripled to lead off and Cody Asche ground out to score Blanco.

Alec Asher (0-1, 6.35) gave up four runs in five and two-thirds innings on eight hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Matt Kemp hit a two-run home run with one out in the first inning. In the third inning, Justin Upton hit a solo home run with two outs. Shields helped his own cause with an RBI single in the sixth inning. Yangervis Solarte led off the seventh inning with a solo home run. In the eighth inning, pinch-hit RBI singles from Clint Barmes and Brett Wallace and an RBI single from Derek Norris added on. And Melvin Upton Jr. added the final run in the ninth inning with an RBI single.

The Texas Rangers come to Petco Park for three games starting tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Tyson Ross (9-9, 3.42) takes the mound versus Colby Lewis (14-6, 4.38)

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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 (62-67) scored fewer runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (52-78), 4-3, at Citizens Bank Park last night.

Colin Rea (2-2, 5.95) pitched five innings, allowing all four Phillies’ runs on six hits and two walks with four strikeouts. In the second inning, Darnell Sweeney hit a two-run home run with no outs. Domonic Brown scored on a Freddy Galvis double in the fourth inning. Adam Morgan followed that double with an RBI-single to score Galvis.

Morgan (5-4, 4.03) pitched six innings while giving up two unearned runs on four hits and no walks with three strikeouts. In the fourth inning, Matt Kemp reached base on a throwing error by Galvis. After Justin Upton lined out and Derek Norris struck out, Yonder Alonso singled, scoring Kemp, who had stolen second base during Norris’ at-bat. Alonso ended up at second after an error by catcher Cameron Rupp. Melvin Upton Jr. then singled to plate Alonso. In the seventh inning, Jedd Gyorko added an RBI single.

In today’s series finale, James Shields (9-6, 3.89) goes up against Alec Asher (0-0, 0.00), who’s making his Major League debut. First pitch is scheduled for 10:35am 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 (62-66) scored fewer runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (51-78), 7-1, in the first of three games at Citizens Bank Park.

Ian Kennedy (8-12, 3.94) threw 118 pitches in six and two-thirds innings, allowing two runs on two hits and five walks with seven strikeouts. Bud Norris finished the seventh inning by getting Cesar Hernandez to ground out. Marc Rzepczynski started the eighth inning and gave up a single to Odubel Herrera, an RBI triple to Aaron Altherr, struck out Ryan Howard, and hit Andres Blanco with a pitch. Odrisamer Despaigne came in to pitch and pinch-hitter Jeff Francoeur hit an RBI double and Cameron Rupp hit a monstrous three-run home run.

Aaron Nola (5-1, 3.26) allowed the one Padres’ run on two hits and two walk with six strikeouts in seven innings. Justin Upton hit a solo home run with one out in the fourth inning. Jerome Williams recorded the save by pitching two scoreless innings.

Colin Rea (2-1, 5.52) gets the start tonight at 4:05pm PDT against Adam Morgan (4-4, 4.43) in the second game.

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Sometimes, things get a little fuzzy on your day of rest.  Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Philadelphia Phillies (45-67) completed the sweep of San Diego (52-60), 5-3, before 24,156 fans on a lovely Sunday afternoon.  Jerome Williams – who entered the game with an overall ERA over 6 and a road ERA over 8 – allowed one run on five hits over 7 innings.  Like yesterday’s game, the Padres trailed 1-0 after four hitters.  Andrew Cashner pitched reasonably well, allowing 8 hits and striking out four over his 6 and 2/3 innings, but was victimized by a lack of offense and a leaky bullpen.

Highlights of the game included Justin Upton‘s 421’ bomb in the sixth to get San Diego on the board; Alexi Amarista‘s ‘Husband and Wife’ (volleyball term) double in the eighth; Cody Asche robbing Derek Norris of a HR in the seventh; and an excellent snare of a line drive by the LF ball girl.

The Padres have now lost six in a row, and probably seen any hope of making the playoffs extinguished.

Monday the Cincinnati Reds come to town for three games.  Ian Kennedy (6-10, 4.49) will face David Holmberg (1-0, 3.27) in the opener.

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Sometimes, things get a little fuzzy after a night at the pub.  Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed While You Were Drinking.

The San Diego Padres feted Benito Santiago and Garry Templeton before Saturday’s game, inducting both into the Padres Hall of Fame.  They each spoke from the heart, thanking the organization, their families, and the fans for their support while they played here.

The ceremony meant the game started 20 min late.  Whether or not the delay caused Tyson Ross (8-9) to lose the feel of his slider at first pitch only he knows, but he came out flat in the first inning.  It seems to me Ross usually struggles with slider command the first inning or two, but what do I know.  Tyson allowed two early runs and the Padres (52-59) never recovered, losing 4-2 to the Philadelphia Phillies (44-67) in front of an announced sellout crowd of 44,567.

Funny thing – Ted Leitner talked about catcher Santiago throwing runners out from his knees during his playing career, and described one such instance against former St Louis Cardinals speedster Vince Coleman.  Those of you too young to have seen Coleman play before he got run over by a tarp caught a glimpse of how fast he was watching Odubel Herrera circle the bases.  After singling to drive in Chase Utley with the Phillies first run, Herrera stole second.  Then he took third while Clint Barmes‘ throw was on the way to first to retire Maikel Franco.  Finally Herrera scored on a wild pitch from Ross.  In the third he singled and stole second again.  Derek Norris finally cut him down when he tried to steal with two out in the eighth.

Philly starter Adam Morgan (3-3) retired the first 9 Padres he faced, but ran into trouble in the fourth.  Consecutive singles by Yangervis Solarte and Norris put runners at the corners with no one out. Matt Kemp singled in Solarte; when Herrera bobbled the ball in center, Norris tried for third.  He was out by 10 feet.  That cost the Padres a run, for Justin Upton followed with a walk and Jedd Gyorko flied out to the wall in CF.

It remained 3-1 until the sixth.  Upton singled and took second when Cody Asche bobbled the ball.  Gyorko singled off Chase Utley’s glove, driving in Upton.  The Padres threatened again in the seventh; Barmes singled, and Melvin Upton Jr. followed with a bunt single.  He was trying to sacrifice, but the throw hit him in the butt.  He may have been out of the baseline; that play is not reviewable (!).  Ross, left in to bunt because the Padres had only a 4-man bench (per Pat Murphy post-game comments), popped the bunt up to third.  Solarte flied out and Norris grounded out to kill the rally.

Philadelphia pushed an insurance run across in the eighth thanks to consecutive extra base hits from Utley (double) and Cesar Hernandez (triple).

Sunday Jerome Williams (3-8, 6.09) faces Andrew Cashner (4-11, 4.08) as the Padres look to break their 5-game losing streak and avoid being swept.

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

The Padres (52-58) lost to the Phillies (43-67) last night, 4-3 in 12 innings, in front of 31,344 fans, as San Diego kicked off a 6-game home stand by losing their fourth in a row.  James Shields threw 6 2/3 innings, striking out 8, but could not hold the 3-0 lead his teammates gave him via an RBI single by Derek Norris and a 2-run triple by Justin Upton.  Philadelphia starter Aaron Nola went 6 innings, allowing only the 3 runs while striking out six, and was rescued from a loss thanks to solo home runs by Ryan Howard, Domonic Brown, and Cody Asche.

The game stayed 3-3 until the 12th inning.  Then Kevin Quackenbush grooved a 3-2 fastball to Cameron Rupp, who deposited it 410′ away over the CF wall. The Padres threatened in the bottom half.  Singles from Matt Kemp and Yonder Alonso sandwiched the second out, to put two on. But Ken Giles struck out Jedd Gyorko to earn his fourth save.  Hector Neris was awarded the win after an inning of shutout relief.

Tonight Adam Morgan (2-3, 4.46) will face Tyson Ross (8-8, 3.37).  Garry Templeton and Benito Santiago will be inducted into the Padres Hall of Fame as well.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening running around town trying to find a way to cool off. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were staring at empty shelves in the fan section.

The Padres (70-81) were defeated by the Philadelphia Phillies (70-82) by a score of 5-2 last night at Petco Park. Yangervis Solarte, Tommy Medica, and Cameron Maybin each had two hits on the evening, but it wasn’t enough. San Diego Native™ and big childhood Padres Dodgers Padres fan Cole Hamels won behind 7 innings of 1-run ball. Eric Stults lost, as he’s wont to do.

The Padres struck first, Maybin singling to drive in Medica in the bottom of the 4th. It was short-lived, however, as the Phillies scored 4 of their own the next half inning. They would sustain that lead the rest of the way. The loss officially eliminated the Padres from postseason contention for the 8th consecutive season.

If you’re so inclined, you can watch these two go at it one more time, tonight at 6:10 P.M. Venue: Petco Park. Pitchers: Robbie Erlin (3-4, 4.89 ERA) and Kyle Kendrick (9-12, 4.72 ERA). Atmosphere: Bedlam.

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