The Padres announced their 2015 regular season schedule this morning, along with every other MLB team.  If you want to read about all the Dodgers and when the Padres will face them in 2015, see the Padres Friarwire article here.  At least, it seems to me that’s what that article mostly focuses on.

The Friars will open their 2015 season with three games against the Dodgers in Los Angeles before starting their home schedule on April 9 against the San Francisco Giants.

The interleague schedule will feature games against teams from the American League West.  And with their Vedder Cup rivals, the Seattle Mariners, with two-game series in Seattle (May 12-13) and in Petco Park (June 30-July 1), of course.

The Houston Astros come to San Diego for the first time as an American League team August 27-29.

The Padres 2015 interleague schedule also includes home series against Oakland (June 15-16) and Texas (August 31-September 2). The Padres will also travel to Texas, Oakland, and Anaheim.

Times have not yet been announced.

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Sometimes the game starts before you can get to the pub.  Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were driving.

San Diego completed a sweep of the 2-game mini-series with the Mariners, winning the mid-afternoon start 4-1.  Jesse Hahn, who hadn’t pitched more than 6 innings since 2010 when he was in college, worked 7 and got his second major league win for the Padres (31-42). Additionally, and possibly more importantly, the 2-game sweep means San Diego successfully defends the Vedder Cup.  Take that, Seattle (37-36).

Things didn’t initially look like they would turn out that way.  Seattle pushed across an unearned run in the fifth, when Robinson Cano‘s single scored Brad Miller, who made it to second safely thanks to an error by Everth Cabrera.  That score held up as long as Erasmo Ramirez was in the game.  The Mariner right-hander cruised through six, allowing 4 total baserunners. But the vaunted Mariner bullpen couldn’t hold the lead.  Back-to-back triples by Tommy Medica and Cameron Maybin brought the Padres level.  This was the first time San Diego had consecutive 3-baggers since 31 July 2012 in Cincinnati; and the first time they’d turned the trick at Petco.

After that, the Padres piled on.  Carlos Quentin walked and was pinch-run for by Jace PetersonChris Denorfia singled home Maybin.  After the standard Will Venable ground out to first – which this time helpfully moved the runners up 90 feet – Cabrera atoned for his miscue with a 2-run single, effectively putting the game out of reach.  Huston Street earned his 20th save.

San Diego opens a 3-game set with the #Dogers tonight.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy through the tears.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were reflecting on the life of Mr. Padre.

The Padres (30-42) took the first game of the home leg of the home-and-home, defeating Seattle (37-35) by a score of 2-1. The story of the night was Tony Gwynn, as the Padres and fans alike paid tribute in this first home game since he died on Monday. The first hit of the game was through the 5.5 hole, the last out was made in RF, and Huston Street recorded save number 19, on the kind of night where you’re more than happy to accept meaning in those types of coincidence.

Andrew Cashner threw 7 solid innings, giving up 1 run on 7 hits (2K, 2BB). Felix Hernandez was dominant, however, throwing 7 innings of 3-hit ball, striking out 10 and walking none. Neither pitcher factored in the decision. Joaquin Benoit pitched a scoreless eight, and was credited with the win. Charlie Furbush took the loss, giving up the winning run on an RBI single by Tommy Medica.

The Padres and Mariners wrap up this year’s edition of the Vedder Cup today at 3:40 P.M. Jesse Hahn (1-1, 3.72) gets the start for San Diego, while Erasmo Ramirez (1-4, 5.27) goes for Seattle. The Vedder Cup Elders long ago (two years ago) decreed that Ryder Cup rules apply, so the Padres retain with a win today. This is important. This is our World Series. Eat it up.

The Padres announced a public memorial service for Tony Gwynn next Thursday, June 26, at 7:19 P.M. (or 19:19, military time) at Petco Park. Details are here. Go.

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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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So, I was sitting around the other day minding my own business, complaining about the lack of Padres offense, when I heard a knock on my door.  I got up to see who it was, and there in my doorway was none other than Dave “Doc” Roberts, current Padres bench coach.

But, he looked different to me.  He had white hair coming from underneath his Padres hat.  And he looked older.

“Ghost, you have to come with me,” he exclaimed.

“What? Where? What’s going on?”  To say I was confused was an understatement.  “But first of all, how did you know where I live?”

“Look, I don’t have time to explain everything.  I’m actually from the future.  And I have to show you what happens thanks to the Vedder Cup so you can warn everyone.  Because it’s going to get much worse than any of us could have ever imagined.  So get your ass in the DeLorean.”  Roberts then pulled out a gun, “Now.”

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The following is a timeline of moments in the Vedder Cup’s future that have yet to take place over the next few years.  Doc Roberts showed me all of these events in our future — at gunpoint, mind you — in an attempt to circumvent the eventual revolt of fans that destroys both PETCO Park and Safeco Field in 2025.  Many lives will be lost if something isn’t done to stop these events from happening.

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A (Mostly) Fictional History of a (Completely) Fictional Rivalry

A Storied Tradition

  • One of the oldest traditions, started by the 2012 San Diego Padres fans, dictates that the winning team drink Ballast Point Sculpin from the Vedder Cup after victory of the season series. If Seattle wins possession, The Immortal IPA by Elysian Brewing must be drank from the Vedder Cup.
  • Another tradition (or rather superstition) that is prevalent among today’s fans is that no one should touch the Vedder Cup itself until his or her team has rightfully won the Cup.

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Today the Padres begin their first of four games against their natural geographic rival, the Seattle Mariners. The teams will play two in Seattle and then return to San Diego for a two game set, a departure from year’s past where the teams met six times per season. As the current Vedder Cup holder the Padres need only win two games to retain the coveted prize.

Fans often scoff at the idea that Seattle is some kind of natural rival to the San Diego Padres. This reaction is a reasonable one. But I would like to share with you a bit of history, a history that goes a long way towards explaining that there is indeed a rivalry between the Padres and Mariners – a history that dates back to 1936.

What do we know today?

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Here at Padres Public, we’re all about beer. And the Padres. But mostly beer. When we’re not talking about the Padres, that is.

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