Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening soaking in a pool of your own perspiration. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (70-80) defeated the Philadelphia Phillies (69-82) by a score of 5-4 last night at Petco Park.  Alexi Amarista went 3-for-4 with a 2-run home run and came a triple short of hitting for the cycle.  Tony Gwynn Jr. started for the Phillies and received a nice ovation to lead off the game.

Ian Kennedy (11-13, 3.80) pitched six full innings, giving up three runs on three hits and four walks with seven strikeouts to earn the win.  Kennedy allowed two home runs to Phillies’ batters:  a solo shot by Domonic Brown in the second inning and a two-run shot by Freddy Galvis in the fifth inning.

A.J. Burnett (8-17, 4.40) pitched five and two-thirds for the Phillies, allowing all five Padres’ runs (four earned) on eight hits and four walks with four strikeouts.  Along with Amarista’s home run, Will Venable and Jedd Gyorko each had an RBI for the Friars.  Cory Spangenberg led off the game with a triple.  Kevin Quackenbush pitched the ninth for his fourth save.

Tonight at 7:10 pm PDT, the Padres and Eric Stults (7-16, 4.49) take on the Phillies and Cole Hamels (8-7, 2.51).

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

The Padres (69-80) defeated the Philadelphia Phillies (69-81) 1-0 last night in a game that saw Andrew Cashner (4-7, 2.20) pitch a two-hit complete game on just 92 pitches.  Also known as a Maddux.  Cashner walked just one batter to go with his seven strikeouts.

Jerome Williams (5-7, 5.03) wasn’t too shabby himself, pitching seven and two-thirds innings with no earned runs on just three hits and two walks with six strikeouts.  The one run came in the second inning when Cashner reached first base on an error, allowing Rene Rivera to score from third base.

As with most superb pitching performances, there were some great plays on defense.  Seth Smith combined with Alexi Amarista to double up Marlon Byrd on a Domonic Brown fly ball in the eighth inning.  And Amarista made a play that I’m still not sure actually happened to retire Grady Sizemore for the second out in the ninth inning.

Tonight Ian Kennedy (10-13, 3.77) goes against A.J. Burnett (8-16, 4.34) at 7:10 pm PDT.  It’s Taco Tuesday of course and Fiesta Padres happens before the game at the Park at the Park.

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Sometimes things could get a little bit fuzzy after an afternoon at the pub.  Or you could blow off the pub entirely and take the family to LegoLand.  Here’s what you may have missed while watching Brazil get gifted a penalty shot against Croatia instead of this game.

The Padres were unable to salvage one game in their series with Philadelphia (28-36), losing the Thursday matinee 7-3.  San Diego (28-38) has lost the first 3 games of their current 6-game road trip, which will next take them to the other end of the New Jersey Turnpike, and the Mets.

There was some early hope in this one as Chase Headley doubled home two in the top of the first, giving San Diego only it’s second lead in the series.  Philadelphia scored single runs in the first and fourth to draw even.  Starter Eric Stults began the sixth but was lifted after the first two hitters ended up on the corners.  Dale Thayer entered, and got two outs, but then gave up a bloop double to Wednesday’s hero Reid Brignac, giving the Phillies the lead.

The Phightin’s would tack on three insurance runs in the seventh, as John Mayberry Jr victimized Alex Torres with a 3-run blast to left.  Yasmani Grandal would pull one back with a two-out solo shot to left off Ken Giles, who made his major league debut.

In the ‘interesting stat but only I care about it because I’m old’ department, Jimmy Rollins needs one safety to tie Michael Jack Schmidt for his franchise’s all-time record in hits.

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

The Padres (28-37) were unsuccessful in their second consecutive attempt to fell the Philadelphia Phillies (27-36), defeated by a score of 3-0. Tyson Ross started for the Padres, throwing seven strong innings (0 runs, 4 hits, 1 BB, 7 K). Cole Hamels was just as good for the Phillies (8 IP, 5 H, 1 BB, 11 K). Joaquin Benoit pitched a solid 8th inning, while Nick Vincent‘s struggles continued in the 9th inning. After striking out Marlon Byrd, Vincent walked Domonic Brown, hit Carlos Ruiz with a pitch, and gave up a walk-off home run to Reid Brignac.

The Padres finish up their series in Philadelphia today at 10:05 A.M. Eric Stults (2-7, 5.68) starts for San Diego, Kyle Kendrick (1-6, 4.30) goes for the Phillies. The World Cup starts at 1 P.M.

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

The Padres (28-36) dropped the first of three to the Philadelphia Phillies (26-36), 5-2.  A.J. Burnett (4-5, 4.24) hadn’t given up a hit through the first 2 2/3 innings until Will Venable hit a solo home run off him with two outs in the third.

Ian Kennedy (5-7, 3.63) was not on his game, giving up all five Phillies runs in his seven innings on seven hits and no walks with three strikeouts.  The nail in the coffin was a three-run home run by Marlon Byrd with one out in the fourth inning.  Once again, the Padres’ offense was unable to compensate and adapt, with their only other run coming on a Yonder Alonso sacrifice fly to score Carlos Quentin in the sixth inning.

Tonight at 4:05 pm PDT, the Padres send Tyson Ross (6-5, 3.22) to the hill against the Phillies and Cole Hamels (2-3, 3.49) at Citizens Bank Park.

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

After rain delayed the start of last night’s game by an hour, the Padres lost a laugher, 10-5, in Philadelphia. Tyson Ross couldn’t get out of the first inning, giving up 6 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks with 2 K’s accounting for the only outs he recorded. In other words, he pulled a Volquez.

On the plus side, the Friars smacked Roy Halladay around, who only lasted 4 1/3 innings, giving up 5 runs on 4 hits and 5 walks with 6 K’s. But they were never able to overcome that horrible first inning.

Tonight, the Padres are in Atlanta. Ian Kennedy faces David Hale tonight at 4:30pm PDT.

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

The Padres lost 4-2 to the Phillies last night in what began as a battle of solo home runs.

Newly called up 1st baseman Tommy Medica hit a bomb in his second at-bat to center field off of Cliff Lee in the fifth inning. Freddy Galvis followed up in the bottom of the same inning with one of his own.

Jedd Gyorko hit one to left field the sixth inning. Jimmy Rollins then hit one in the Phillies frame.

Eric Stults looked much better than he did the previous two starts, which is encouraging.

The Friars wrap up their season series with the Phillies tonight at 4:05pm PDT, when Tyson Ross faces Roy Halladay on the mound.

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words.
My only question is: Who are “they”?

If a picture is valued at a thousand words, then a series of combined pictures depicting motion into a looping format must be valued at a gajillion* words!

*Pretty sure that’s not an actual number. I was told there would be no math when I was asked to join Padres Public.

Last night during the Padres game in Philadelphia, the Phillie Phanatic paid a visit to the Fox Sports San Diego booth to visit with Dick Enberg and Mark “Mud” Grant.

Let’s just say the results were both expected and surprising. And hilarious.

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

Andrew Cashner has been really dialed in during his last four or so starts, this time working into the 8th inning and striking out 7 Phillies on his way to the win. Chase Headley mixed in some offense and just like that the Padres have won 6 of their last 7 ball games and find themselves in sole possession of 3rd place in the NL West at 66-77. It’s easy to wonder how they’re doing it day in and day out but you need not look further than Andrew Cashner, Tyson Ross, and Jason Marquis Ian Kennedy.

Eric Stults and Cliff Lee face off in game 2 of the series today at 4:05 pm.

Recaps

Cashner cruises as offense breaks out vs. Phillies – Corey Brock (mlb.com)

Two up, two down: Padres 8, Phillies 2 – Jeff Sanders (UT- San Diego)

Box (mlb.com)

Quote

“I feel stronger than I did at the beginning of the year,” Cashner said. “I told myself at the All-Star break that I was going to cut loose and pitch with a little more fire.” [Brock]

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The last time August 8th fell on a Thursday was 2002.  Had Padres Public existed back then, here’s how the game summary might have read.

The Padres concluded this six-game home stand on a high note.  It didn’t start out looking like they would.

Brian Lawrence started and made it into the sixth, however thanks to Rickey Ledee’s big day at the plate (double and triple) he departed down 4-0.  Joe Roa, who returned to baseball this season after being out of the game for 4 years, shut out the Padres for five innings.

Then the bats woke up. Ryan Klesko‘s HR scored Mark Kotsay and cut the deficit in half.  Roa departed after six and, coupled with 3 2/3 innings of 1-hit relief from the Padres bullpen, the team rallied.  Brian Buchanan homered in the seventh.  Ron Gant tripled in the eighth, scoring Phil Nevin to tie the game.  Then Gant stepped up in the bottom of the ninth and swatted a 3-run blast, giving the Padres a 7-4 win.

San Diego goes 3-3 on the home stand and have won 2 in a row.  They currently sit 48-66, 21.5 back of Arizona and 5 games behind Colorado for 4th place.

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