Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an afternoon at the pub, soaking up all the hot Vedder Cup action. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (20-33) scored fewer runs than the Seattle Mariners (30-21). A lot fewer runs. Like 16-4. Like got beat really bad. Like.

James Shields (2-7, 4.28) lasted just two and two-thirds innings, giving up ten runs on eight hits and four walks with only one strikeout. Kyle Seager hit a three-run home run off Shields in the second inning and Seth Smith added another three-run shot off Shields in the third inning. Luis Perdomo relieved Shields and gave up a two-run home run to Franklin Gutierrez in the fourth inning, a solo home run to Smith in the fifth inning, and a three-run home run to Adam Lind, also in the fifth inning. That’s twelve runs just from home runs. I don’t even remember how they got the other four runs. Doesn’t matter anyway.

Of particular note, Christian Bethancourt played four positions, including pitching two-thirds of an inning in the eighth. Wil Myers moved from first base to left field and Derek Norris came into play first base, hitting in designated hitter Matt Kemp‘s spot. Alexi Amarista, who had come in for Alexei Ramirez in the sixth inning, finished up that inning, moving Adam Rosales to shortstop so Bethancourt could play second base. Rosales had replaced Yangervis Solarte at second base in the fifth inning. If you’re completely confused, join the club. I can’t make this stuff up, people.

Hisashi Iwakuma (4-4, 4.41) was perfect for the first four innings, until Solarte led off the fifth inning with a single. Iwakuma ended his day after seven innings pitched, giving up four runs on five hits and no walks with five strikeouts. Travis Jankowski hit a two-run home run and Matt Kemp followed up with a solo shot two outs later in the sixth inning. Hector Sanchez led off the seventh inning with a solo home run. That was all she wrote for the Padres.

Tonight, the series switches to Petco Park for two games starting at 7:10pm PDT. Christian Friedrich (1-1, 1.65) draws the short straw against Felix Hernandez (4-4, 2.86).

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during Memorial Day at the pub, soaking up all the hot Vedder Cup action. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (20-32) scored fewer runs than the Seattle Mariners (29-21), 9-3, in the first of two at Safeco Field.

Andrew Cashner (2-4, 4.87) started out well, throwing four scoreless innings and only giving up one hit. Cashner got out of trouble unscathed in the fifth when Kyle Seager walked and Adam Lind singled to begin the inning. Then the sixth inning happened. Nori Aoki reached on catcher’s interference with one out and scored on a Seth Smith double. After Robinson Cano struck out, Smith scored on Nelson Cruz‘s double. Seager then hit a two-run home run to right field. Cashner’s day ended after six and a third innings, four runs (three earned) scored on six hits and a walk, while striking out three. In the eighth inning, Brandon Maurer walked Cano, who advanced on a double by Cruz. Maurer then walked Seager and Lind singled to score Cano and pinch-runner Luis Sardinas. Dae-ho Lee then hit a three-run home run.

Nate Karns (4-1, 3.53) pitched six and two-thirds innings, giving up two runs on eight hits and a walk with six strikeouts. Designated hitter Christian Bethancourt‘s RBI single in the second inning put the Padres ahead 1-0. In the sixth inning, a Brett Wallace RBI double gave the Friars their second run. And, in the ninth inning, Alexei Ramirez singled to score Derek Norris for the Padres final run.

James Shields (2-6, 3.06) gets the start this afternoon against Hisashi Iwakuma (3-4, 4.33). First pitch at Safeco Field is at 12:40pm PDT.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub throwing shade at those dirty, stinking Mariners. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking from the Vedder Cup.

The Padres (18-17) scored more runs than the Seattle Mariners (15-18) yesterday, 4-2, at Safeco Field to pull even in the 2015 Vedder Cup.

James Shields (5-0, 3.91) had a shutout through four and two-thirds innings, when Brad Miller hit a solo home run. Shields ended up pitching six innings with just the one run on six hits and three walks with nine strikeouts. Craig Kimbrel gave up the Mariners’ second run on a two-out RBI double by Miller to score Dustin Ackley in the ninth inning before striking out Robinson Cano to record his tenth save of the season.

Taijuan Walker (1-4, 7.22) pitched six innings, surrendering two runs on four hits and a walk with six strikeouts. Will Middlebrooks hit his fourth homer, a solo shot, in the third inning. Cory Spangenberg drove in Alexi Amarista with a sacrifice fly. Spangenberg then scored the fourth Padres’ run all on his own in the eighth inning, reaching base on a single, stealing second base and advancing to third on a throwing error by Mike Zunino, and then scoring on a wild pitch.

The Padres come home for four games against the Washington Nationals (19-16) starting tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Tyson Ross (1-3, 3.98) takes the hill against Doug Fister (2-1, 2.87).

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub throwing shade at those dirty, stinking Mariners. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking from the Vedder Cup.

The Padres (17-17) scored fewer runs, 11-4, than the Seattle Mariners (15-17) yesterday at Safeco Field. And, quite frankly, it wasn’t even that close of a game. The Mariners tied a club Safeco Field record with six home runs in the game. Kyle Seager, Logan Morrison, Justin Ruggiano, and Nelson Cruz all had one home run. Mike Zunino had two in the game.

Ian Kennedy (2-2, 5.93) gave up four quick runs in the first inning, two of which came off Seager’s home run with two outs. In the third inning, Morrison’s home run put the Mariners up 5-0, and that would have been enough to win the game. Kennedy’s night was over after four and two-thirds innings after surrendering five runs on eight hits and three walks with five strikeouts.

James Paxton (1-2, 4.31) shut out the Padres over six innings, giving up three hits and five walks with five strikeouts. Danny Farquhar came in to start the seventh inning and gave up three runs (one earned) on one hit and two walks in just one-third of an inning.

This evening at 7:10pm PDT from Safeco Field, James Shields (4-0, 4.25) tries to stop the bleeding versus Taijuan Walker (1-3, 8.13).

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The Padres today announced that a long-awaited and long-begged for high definition scoreboard would indeed be installed this offseason in Petco Park.  The new video board will be the third-largest of its kind in the Major Leagues, behind only Kauffman Stadium’s in Kansas City and Safeco Field’s in Seattle.

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

The Padres (29-42) dropped the second game in their two-game series with the Seattle Mariners by a score of 6-1 in Safeco Field.  The Mariners scored all they needed in the second inning with Jesus Montero‘s two-run home run off of Eric Stults.

Rene Rivera hit a solo home run in the second inning off Roenis Elias for the Padres’ only run.

Both teams now head to San Diego for two games at PETCO Park starting tonight at 7:10 pm PDT.  Andrew Cashner faces Felix Hernandez in what promises to be, well, something.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening upset at Tony Gwynn’s passing.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were sobbing.

The Padres (29-41) dropped their second game in a row last night with a 5-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners in Safeco Field.  Tyson Ross (6-6, 3.27) gave up five early runs.  Four of which came on Kyle Seager‘s 3-run home run in the first and Brad Miller‘s solo shot in the second.

Meanwhile, former Padres pitcher Chris Young pitched six shutout innings.  The Padres’ only run came in the ninth on a solo home run by Carlos Quentin.

This afternoon the Vedder Cup continues in Seattle at Safeco Field at 12:40 pm PDT.  Eric Stults (2-8, 5.79) will start against the Mariners’ Roenis Elias (5-5, 4.13).

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