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 (47-61) scored more runs than the Milwaukee Brewers (48-58), 12-3, in the three-game series finale yesterday afternoon at Petco Park.

Edwin Jackson (2-2, 5.00) pitched eight innings, striking out five while allowing three runs on eight hits and no walks. In the eighth inning, Jonathan Villar scored on a Scooter Gennett single and Ryan Braun hit a two-run home run.

Junior Guerra (7-3, 2.93) gave up four runs in four innings on six hits and three walk with five strikeouts. Travis Jankowski scored on a Yangervis Solarte ground out and Solarte and Alex Dickerson scored on a Christian Bethancourt single in the first inning. Dickerson’s double in the third inning drove in Solarte. In the sixth inning, Wil Myers hit a two-RBI single to drive in Jackson and Jankowski and Solarte hit a two-run home run. Jabari Blash hit his first Major League home run with a opposite field shot to leadoff the seventh inning, Rondon scored on a Jackson double, and Jankowski scored on a Ryan Schimpf double. A Bethancourt ground out drove in Solarte in the eighth inning.

The Philadelphia Phillies come to Petco Park for three games starting Friday at 7:40pm PDT. Christian Friedrich (4-6, 4.72) gets the start in the first game against Jeremy Hellickson (8-7, 3.70).

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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 (16-20) scored more runs than the Milwaukee Brewers (14-21) at Miller Park last night, 3-0.

James Shields (2-5, 3.12) pitched seven shutout innings on seven hits and a walk with nine strikeouts. The Brewers never really threatened to score after the first inning, when Domingo Santana led off with a single and advanced to third on a Scooter Gennett single. But Gennett was thrown out between first and second on the play then Ryan Braun and Jonathan Lucroy both grounded out to end the inning.

Jimmy Nelson (4-3, 3.51) surrendered two runs five hits and a walk with five strikeouts in eight innings. Melvin Upton Jr. pretty much beat the Brewers by himself, starting with a single to score Wil Myers in the fourth inning. In the seventh inning, Upton scored on an Alexei Ramirez sacrifice fly. And in the ninth inning, Upton hit a solo home run off Tyler Thornburg.

Derek Norris was hit on the hand with a pitch in his first at-bat in the second inning and left the game prior to starting the next half-inning with a contusion.

Tonight at 5:10pm PDT, the Friars will send Christian Friedrich out to start the game in his Padres debut against Junior Guerra (1-0, 6.00).

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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 might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (52-56) scored fewer runs than the Milwaukee Brewers (46-63) in the third of four games at Miller Park, 8-5, last night.

Ian Kennedy (6-10, 4.49) had trouble right at the start, giving up four runs in the first inning, but settled down and shut the Brewers down, allowing seven hits and no walks with seven strikeouts. In that first inning, Jonathan Lucroy hit a two-run home run with no outs. After Ryan Braun flied out, Adam Lind singled, Khris Davis hit a ground-rule double, and Shane Peterson tripled to knock in the other two runs. Marcos Mateo relieved Kennedy to start the eighth inning, and proceeded to pour gasoline on Kennedy’s performance. Mateo gave up the other four runs (three earned) on four hits and a walk in that inning.

Taylor Jungmann (6-3, 2.26) gave up two runs on six hits and no walks with eight strikeouts in seven innings. In the first, a sacrifice fly by Matt Kemp scored Alexi Amarista. In the seventh inning, Yonder Alonso scored on a Will Venable single. In the ninth inning, the Padres had a mini-rally going after an RBI double by Venable scored Justin Upton and Brett Wallace homered to right field. But it wasn’t enough.


Today at 11:10am PDT, the Friars will try to leave Milwaukee with a split series. Odrisamer Despaigne (5-7, 4.75) gets the call against Matt Garza (5-12, 5.17).

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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 might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (52-55) scored fewer runs than the Milwaukee Brewers (45-63) last night at Miller Park, 4-1.

Andrew Cashner (4-11, 4.08) pitched six innings, allowing two runs on eight hits and four walks with five strikeouts. In the third inning, Cashner walked Ryan Braun, who then stole second, advanced to third on a fielder’s choice, and scored on a single from Khris Davis. In the fourth inning, Shane Peterson tripled to lead off the inning and scored on an Elian Herrera single. Braun scored another run in the seventh inning, as did Adam Lind.

Jimmy Nelson (9-9, 3.57) gave up one unearned run in his six and two-thirds innings on three hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Matt Kemp reached on a two-base error to lead off the fourth inning, advanced to third on a wild pitch, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Yonder Alonso. That’s all she wrote.

In tonight’s third game of the series at Miller Park, Ian Kennedy (6-9, 4.44) gets the start versus Taylor Jungmann (5-3, 2.23) beginning at 5:10pm 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 might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (52-54) scored more runs than the Milwaukee Brewers (44-63), 13-5, last night in the first game of four at Miller Park.

The Padres teed off on Wily Peralta (2-5, 3.90), who surrendered six runs on eight hits and three walks with two strikeouts in three and a third innings. And then they teed off on the Brewers’ bullpen, scoring seven runs on five hits and three walks with six strikeouts. Yangervis Solarte had two home runs and four RBI in four at-bats. Jedd Gyorko went 3-for-5 with two RBI, including a solo home run. Alexi Amarista went 2-for-5 with three RBI. Even Tyson Ross got into the act with his RBI single in the second inning.

Ross (8-8, 3.37) gave up three runs (two earned) in six innings on seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts. In the first inning, a single by Adam Lind drove in Jonathan Lucroy and put Ryan Braun at third base. After striking out Khris Davis, a Ross throwing error to third allowed Braun to score. In the sixth inning, a run scored on a combination of singles by Shane Peterson and Jean Segura, a wild pitch, and a single by Hernan Perez that scored Peterson. Scooter Gennett connected off Marcos Mateo in the ninth inning for a solo home run.

Tonight at Miller Park, Andrew Cashner (4-10, 4.13) gets the start versus the Brewers’ Jimmy Nelson (8-9, 3.76) starting at 5:10pm PDT.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub, trying to wipe the memory from your mind of True Detective losing out on all of those Emmy Awards to Breaking Bad.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (60-70) were blasted 10-1 by the Milwaukee Brewers (73-58) last night.  Eric Stults (6-14, 4.63) was the Stults we all remember from before August, surrendering four runs in five innings on nine hits and three walks.  He also gave up two solo home runs to Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez in the third and fifth innings, respectively.

Blaine Boyer relieved Stults and proceeded to pour gasoline on the fire with another four runs in his one and two-thirds innings.  And if that wasn’t bad enough, Alex Torres surrendered the last two Brewers’ runs in his two innings of work.

Kyle Lohse (12-7, 3.42) gave up just the one Padres’ run on an Alexi Amarista RBI triple in the second, scoring Cameron Maybin.

Tonight at 7:10 pm PDT has the Friars sending Tyson Ross (11-12, 2.68) to the mound versus Jimmy Nelson (2-4, 4.15).  It’s Taco Tuesday brought to you by Cholula Hot Sauce.  So make sure you fill up on Kotsay Tacos and drown them in Cholula, because Tapatio will NOT be available.  At all.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub. Especially when an American football schedule with which we were already vaguely familiar is released into the wild and becomes a distraction. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

Your San Diego Padres (10-12) were defeated by the Milwaukee Brewers (16-6) by a score of 5-2. Kyle Lohse was the winner for Milwaukee, moving to 4-1. He pitched 7 innings, allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits, while striking out 5 and walking zero. Tyson Ross (2-3) was the loser, surrendering 5 runs (all earned) on 9 hits, walking 2 and striking out 3 over 6 IP.

Everth Cabrera started things with a leadoff double, moved to third on a Chris Denorfia ground out, and scored on a Seth Smith single. While a promising start, the Padres wouldn’t score again until the 7th inning. There, Nick Hundley singled home Jedd Gyorko, who reached base on a fielder’s choice and advanced to third on an error. Padres Baseball. That would be it for the Friars on this eve.

On the other hand, Tyson Ross struggled with location and the Brewers took advantage. A 3-run home run to Jean Segura in the 3rd inning, preceded by a 1st inning Ryan Braun RBI double, was more than enough. However, they were followed by a Khris Davis solo home run in the 4th.

Tomorrow, the Padres travel to Washington DC to take on Matt Williams and his 12-10 Nationals. Eric Stults matches up against Jordan Zimmerman. First pitch happens on or around 4:10 PDT. Be there!

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Yesterday Everth Cabrera received his long awaited 50 game suspension after choosing to affiliate himself with the Miami based Biogenesis clinic. NBC’s Derek Togerson provided video via his twitter feed showing a teary eyed Everth Cabrera offering an apology to the Padres organization and the fans of San Diego. He appeared to be legitimately embarrassed and contrite.

Everth explained that he came into contact with Biogenesis, through the urging of his previous agent, so that he could help the rehabilitation process of a damaged shoulder. The question becomes: Is that good enough for you?

Allow me to go on a bit of a rant . . .

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Not everything that happens around baseball relates back to the Padres, but several happenings around the majors this week may have a potential impact on what happens to members of the Padres going forward, this year and beyond.  Today, I’ll focus of 3 different news pieces, specifically.

Ryan Braun Accepts Suspension for Remainder of Season

If I were writing a headline for what happened with Ryan Braun this week (oh hey, I just did!), my headline would definitely include a caveat noting that a deal was made. Stating that Ryan Braun was suspended by Major League Baseball, but not that a deal was made between Ryan Braun and MLB that Braun would sit for 65 games is not telling the whole story.

Braun, who is currently injured, could have potentially been suspended for 100 games next year if he had chose to keep fighting. By accepting a 65 game suspension, he doesn’t lose time in a meaningful season for his team, which is out of contention, and he loses less money than he would have if he had received the same suspension next year when his pay increases. This is, to be sure, a win for MLB, but it’s also not a great loss for Braun, other than to his reputation. Read More…

I’ve been a Negative Nevin in the early going here at Padres Public. What can I say, I’m a cranky dude. It’s worse when there’s no baseball.

Take all of last season, for example. Thanks to the ongoing dispute (my linked Baseball Prospectus article is behind the paywall; short version: the situation is convoluted and stupid) between Fox Sports San Diego and Time Warner Cable, I watched five innings of Padres baseball on TV in 2012. It was June 9 and Andrew Cashner made his first start of the year.

My wife and I drove down to the High Dive on Morena that Saturday afternoon and watched Cashner pump serious fastballs for 2 1/3 innings. The most memorable was his third batter of the game, reigning MVP Ryan Braun. From my notes:

  • FB98
  • FB100
  • FB100

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