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

The Padres (41-53) scored fewer runs than the St Louis Cardinals (49-44), 4-2, in the second game of four at Busch Stadium. This game was the first of a day/night doubleheader necessitated by Tuesday night’s rainout.

Colin Rea (5-4, 5.01) gave up four runs in six innings on eight hits and three walks while striking out two. In the second inning, Matt Holliday hit a leadoff solo home run. Jedd Gyorko hit a two-run home run with Matt Adams on base in the fourth inning. And Yadier Molina hit a solo home run to lead off the sixth inning.

Carlos Martinez (9-6, 2.85) pitched seven inning, surrendering two runs on four hits and a walk with five strikeouts. The Padres’ two runs came in the first inning on Ryan Schimpf‘s two-run home run. Travis Jankowski led off the game with a double.

This evening at 5:15pm PDT, Paul Clemens makes his Padres debut against Jaime Garcia (6-6, 4.11) at Busch Stadium.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending a rainy Sunday afternoon taking cover at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. And watching Back To The Future II and III on AMC during the rain delay.

The Padres (43-49) had their game against the Colorado Rockies (39-51) called during the fifth inning due to rain. That’s right. I said rain. The first game to be rained out at Petco Park since April 4, 2006.

Since they will be starting from scratch when the game is made up September 10th, Andrew Cashner (3-10, 4.10) and Eddie Butler (3-6, 4.80) stats remain the same. It will be like it never happened. Including Will Middlebrooks‘ two errors at shortstop and Matt Kemp‘s two doubles. Never existed.

Tomorrow night at 7:10pm PDT, the San Francisco Giants (49-43) come to Petco Park for three games. Ian Kennedy (4-9, 4.91) gets the start against the Giants’ Tim Hudson (5-7, 4.68).

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

The Padres (19-17) scored more runs than the Washington Nationals (19-17), 8-3, after a nearly two-hour rain delay between the first batter of the game and the second batter.

Tyson Ross (2-3, 3.94) gave up two runs five hits and three walks with six strikeouts in his five innings pitched.

Doug Fister (2-2, 4.31) was hit hard, pitching just two innings while giving up seven runs on eight hits and a walk with just one strikeout. Derek Norris homered in the first inning, scoring Matt Kemp and Justin Upton. Norris then followed up with a two-RBI triple in the second inning. Cory Spangenberg hit two solo home runs, in the second inning and the fourth inning.

Tonight at 7:10pm PDT (weather permitting), Odrisamer Despaigne (2-1, 5.13) takes on Jordan Zimmerman (2-2, 4.20) in the second game of the four-game series.

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

The Padres (40-49) took the first game of their three-game series from the Colorado Rockies (37-53) in Coors Field last night by a score of 6-1.  Ian Kennedy (7-9, 3.71) earned the win, pitching seven innings while only surrendering the one Rockies’ run on four hits — one of which was a solo home run by Drew Stubbs for Colorado’s only run — and two walks with nine strikeouts.  Colorado starter Tyler Matzek (1-3, 4.79) got dinged with the loss after giving up five earned runs in his six innings on eight hits and four walks with four strikeouts.

Tommy Medica, Rene Rivera, and Cameron Maybin all hit a double in the sixth inning to score two runs.  And Chase Headley hit a two-RBI triple off of the right field wall in the seventh to score Kennedy and Chris Denorfia.  Carlos Quentin then scored Headley with a sac fly to finish up the Padres scoring.

The game was delayed after the seventh inning for 56 minutes thanks to a thunder storm that brought hail, rain, and lightning to the Denver area.

Tonight in Denver the Padres take on the Rockies in the second game of the three-game series at Coors Field.  The Friars’ 2014 All-Star representative (or not) Tyson Ross (7-8, 2.93) takes on Franklin Morales (4-4, 5.51) at 5:40 pm PDT.

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Sometimes it’s tough to be a Padres fan. After Monday night’s game, which had a rain delay in the 8th inning despite the home team Colorado Rockies being up by 7 runs, I started thinking about strange things that have happened at Padres games I’ve been to or watched.

The idea started out as a list with a possible poll included. Then I realized that a list with only a couple of things on it wasn’t really a list. And an even worse poll.

So, here’s the weirdest Padres games I’ve witnessed, either on TV or in person. Or both, in the case of the first one, technically.

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