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 (41-52) scored fewer runs than the St Louis Cardinals (48-44), 10-2, last night in the first of four games at Busch Stadium.

Christian Friedrich (4-6, 4.55) gave up four runs (three earned) in five and a third innings on six hits and five walks with two strikeouts. Aledmys Diaz scored in the fifth inning on a Matt Holliday single. In the sixth inning, Matt Adams’ double scored Jedd Gyorko and Greg Garcia, Adams scored on a Diaz triple, and Stephen Piscotty hit a single to bring in Diaz. In the seventh inning, Randal Grichuk hit a two-run home run with Yadier Molina on first base and Gyorko followed him with a solo home run. Piscotty hit a solo home run in the eighth inning.

Mike Leake (7-7, 4.00) pitched six innings, surrendering one run on six hits and no walks while striking out eleven. Wil Myers got the Golden Sombrero, striking out four times in four at-bats. Matt Kemp hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. Ryan Schimpf scored the other Padres’ run on an Alexi Amarista pinch-hit groundout in the seventh inning.

The second game at Busch Stadium is tonight at 5:15pm PDT. Colin Rea (5-3, 4.95) takes the mound against Carlos Martinez (8-6, 2.85).

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

The Padres (7-12) scored fewer runs than the St Louis Cardinals (10-8), 8-5, in the finale of their three game series at Petco Park.

Colin Rea (1-1, 5.06) pitched five innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on seven hit and two walks while striking out two. The Padres had a two-run lead when Kevin Quackenbush came into relieve Rea in the sixth inning, and Quackenbush gave up back-to-back solo home runs to Jedd Gyorko and Aldemys Diaz with no outs. Ryan Buchter pitched the next two inning without a run scored. Then Brandon Maurer came in to pitch the eighth inning and proceeded to give up three runs.

Mike Leake (0-2, 5.64) also pitched five innings, but gave up five runs (three earned) on seven hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Christian Bethancourt hit a sacrifice fly in the first inning for one RBI and a solo home run in the fourth inning for another. Melvin Upton Jr.‘s RBI groundout in the second inning and an RBI single in the fifth inning added two more, before he was ejected for arguing balls & strikes in the seventh inning. An RBI single by Alexei Ramirez in the fifth inning was the final time a Padre crossed home plate for the rest of the afternoon.

Tonight, the Friars travel to AT&T Park to face the San Francisco Giants (9-11) for three games. Drew Pomeranz (2-1, 2.04) takes on Madison Bumgarner (1-2, 3.91) tonight at 7:15pm PDT.

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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 (7-11) scored fewer runs than the St Louis Cardinals (9-8), 11-2, in the second of three games at Petco Park last night. In his return to San Diego since being traded for Jon Jay, Jedd Gyorko took a dump on the Padres’ lawn in a big way. Gyorko started at third base for the Cardinals and went 3-for-5 with a three-run home run to left field in the eighth inning.

Padres starting pitcher Cesar Vargas (0-0, 1.80) pitched five innings, giving up just one run on five hits and three walks while striking out three. Stephen Piscotty hit a solo home run in the sixth inning off Vargas. Kevin Quackenbush got the loss in relief after giving up two runs in one and a third innings. Brad Hand gave up another run while not recording an out in the seventh inning. Carlos Villanueva threw a gas can into the fire, giving up a pinch-hit three-run home run to Jeremy Hazelbaker in the seventh inning and Gyorko’s bomb.

Michael Wacha (2-0, 2.82) gave up both Padres’ runs on four hits and four walks in six innings pitched. Wil Myers scored on a Melvin Upton Jr. sacrifice fly in the first inning. And an Alexei Ramirez sacrifice fly in the sixth inning scored Matt Kemp.

This afternoon the series wraps up with Colin Rea (1-1, 5.51) taking the mound against Mike Leake (0-2, 5.71) at 1:40pm PDT.

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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 (7-10) scored more runs than the St Louis Cardinals (8-8), 4-1, in the first of three games at Petco Park.

Andrew Cashner (1-1, 4.29) had a great game, pitching six innings and allowing just one run on three hits & a walk with four strikeouts. The Cardinals’ lone run came on a two-out solo home run in the fourth inning by Randal Grichuk.

Adam Wainwright (0-3, 7.25) gave up three runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out two in six innings. Wil Myers put the Padres on the board with his one-out solo home run in the first inning. Myers drove in two more runs with a sacrifice fly in the third inning and an RBI double in seventh inning. Adam Rosales added a run with an RBI double in the fourth inning.

Tonight, Cesar Vargas makes his Major League debut after being called up from AA San Antonio. The Cardinals will have Michael Wacha (1-0, 2.76) take the mound. First pitch is scheduled for 5:40pm PDT.

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

The Padres (61-63) scored fewer runs than the St Louis Cardinals (78-45), 10-3, yesterday afternoon in the final game of their three-game series at Petco Park.

Colin Rea (2-1, 5.52) had the wheels come off early, giving up four runs in the first inning. Tommy Pham walked with one out in the first inning, then took second and third bases on a throwing error by Rea on a pickoff move. Jhonny Peralta reached on an error by Yangervis Solarte that scored Pham. A single by Jason Heyward followed, then a single by Yadier Molina. Stephen Piscotty tripled to clear the bases. Rea lasted just four innings, surrendering five runs (four earned) on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Piscotty also hit two home runs, a solo shot off Odrisamer Despaigne in the seventh inning and a two-run home run off Craig Kimbrel in the ninth inning.

Michael Wacha (14-4, 2.85) pitched six innings, giving up a run on five hits, two walks, and three strikeouts. Yonder Alonso singled in the second inning, moved to second on a walk to Austin Hedges, and scored on a single to right field by Clint Barmes. In the ninth inning, a leadoff, pinch-hit double by Brett Wallace was followed by a single by Jedd Gyorko. After a pop-out by Solarte, Cory Spangenberg was hit by a pitch. Matt Kemp then singled to score Barmes and Gyorko. But, Justin Upton struck out and Alonso ground out to the first baseman to end the game.

The Padres are off today as they travel to Washington, D.C. to take on the Washington Nationals (62-61) for three games starting tomorrow night at 4:05pm PDT. James Shields (9-5, 3.74) gets the start versus Stephen Strasburg (7-6, 4.22).

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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 may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (61-62) scored more runs than the St Louis Cardinals (77-45) last night in the second game of three at Petco Park, 8-0.

Ian Kennedy (8-11, 4.01) pitched six shutout innings, allowing seven hits and a walk with a season high ten strikeouts. In the seventh inning. Brandon Moss doubled and Tommy Pham singled off Kennedy to get Moss to third. Shawn Kelley, Marc Rzepczynski, and Bud Norris each faced and struck out one batter in relief of Kennedy.

Carlos Martinez (12-6, 2.85) kept it a close game, allowing just one run through the first six innings. Derek Norris led off the fourth inning with a triple, Cory Spangenberg reached on an infield single, Kennedy laid down a sacrifice bunt to get Spangenberg to second base, and Travis Jankowski hit into an RBI groundout to bring Norris home.

The seventh inning was a nightmare for the Cardinals. Alexi Amarista led off with a pinch-hit single, Jankowski bunted for a single, then Yangervis Solarte sacrifice bunted the runners over. Randy Choate relieved Martinez and proceeded to walk Yonder Alonso to load the bases. Seth Maness then came in to pitch and gave up a two-run single to Matt Kemp. Then a two-run double to Justin Upton. After getting Jedd Gyorko to ground out, Derek Norris reached on an error. Clint Barmes then doubled to drive in Upton and Amarista came up again and singled to score Norris. Maness was replaced by Tyler Lyons and Jankowski singled to drive in Barmes.

And now I need a break from typing.

This afternoon, Colin Rea (2-0, 4.22) takes the mound against Michael Wacha (14-4, 2.85) with first pitch scheduled for 1:10pm 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 may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (60-62) scored more runs than the St Louis Cardinals (77-44), 9-3, in the first of three games at Petco Park.

Andrew Cashner (5-12, 4.03) gave up just one unearned run in six innings on four hits and two walks with eight strikeouts. Stephen Piscotty reached on a fielding error by Alexi Amarista and later scored on a Yadier Molina single. Bud Norris started the seventh inning in relief of Cashner and gave up two runs without recording an out. Mark Reynolds doubled and Tommy Pham tripled, scoring Piscotty. Marc Rzepczynski then came in to pitch and proceeded to hit Brandon Moss with a pitch. After getting Matt Carpenter to fly out to left field, a Piscotty sacrifice fly let Pham come across the plate for the last Cardinals’ run of the night.

St Louis’ starter John Lackey (10-8, 2.99) also pitched six innings, giving up five runs (four earned) on nine hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. The Friars scored five runs in the fifth inning on an Amarista single followed by a bunt attempt by Cashner that resulted in two throwing errors on the play, bringing Amarista around to score. Rookie centerfielder Travis Jankowski, who made his first Major League start and batted ninth, hit his second single of the night to drive in Cashner. Yangervis Solarte hit a two-run home run to make it 4-1, Padres. Yonder Alonso then walked, took second base on a wild pitch, and scored on a Justin Upton single. In the eighth inning, an Amarista leadoff double was followed by a Brett Wallace two-run home run. Solarte singled and scored on a Matt Kemp two-run home run. And that was all she wrote.

Tonight’s second game of the series stars at 5:40pm PDT with Ian Kennedy (7-11, 4.20) taking the mound against Carlos Martinez (12-5, 2.78).

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

The Padres (39-45) scored fewer runs than the St Louis Cardinals (53-28) yesterday, 3-1, to split the four game series at Busch Stadium.

Ian Kennedy (4-8, 4.84) gave up all three Cardinals’ runs in six innings on seven hits and no walks with four strikeouts. Tommy Pham went 2-for-4 with a 2-run home run in the third inning and an RBI double in the fifth inning — both with starting pitcher Lance Lynn on base — to account for all three runs.

Lynn (6-4, 2.53) surrendered the Padres’ only run on a Matt Kemp RBI single in the third inning to score Yangervis Solarte. However, Lynn shutout the Padres through the rest of his seven innings pitched, with three hits, three walks, and eight strikeouts.

James Shields (7-3, 4.14) gets the start versus A.J. Burnett (7-3, 2.05) tonight at 4:05pm PDT as the Padres start a three game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates (47-34) at PNC Park.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an entire day searching for parking anywhere near the beach. Or gorging yourself on hot dogs and hamburgers at your friend’s barbecue. Or braving the traffic and the crowds in Coronado to watch the Independence Day parade. Or passed out after drinking a little too many Bud Light Lime-a-Ritas before the Big Bay Boom. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (39-44) scored fewer runs than the St Louis Cardinals (52-28) yesterday, dropping the third game of four by a score of 2-1.

Odrisamer Despaigne (3-6, 4.75) gave up just one run on four hits and a walk with three strikeouts over five innings. Tommy Pham doubled in the sixth inning for his first Major League hit and came around to score on a Matt Carpenter single in the next at-bat. In the eighth inning, with Brandon Maurer pitching, Pham reached on an error by Alexi Amarista, stole second base, and then scored on a Jhonny Peralta sacrifice fly.

Carlos Martinez (9-3, 2.70) pitched six and two-thirds innings, surrendering just one run on eight hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Yangervis Solarte hit a solo home run to lead off the fourth inning.

In this afternoon’s finale, Ian Kennedy (4-7, 4.86) takes on Lance Lynn (5-4, 2.74) at 11:15am PDT at Busch Stadium.

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

The Padres (39-43) scored more runs than the St Louis Cardinals (51-28) yesterday, 2-1 at Busch Stadium. Jedd Gyorko had a solo home run in the seventh inning to tie the game at one, then knocked in Yangervis Solarte in the ninth inning to give the Padres the lead.

Andrew Cashner (3-9, 4.06) pitched six innings, the first three perfect, surrendering the one Cardinals run on three hits, three walks, and three strikeouts. Xavier Scruggs ground into a double play in the fifth inning with the bases loaded that allowed Jason Heyward to score from third base.

Michael Wacha (10-3, 2.66) pitched seven innings, giving up one run on five hits and a walk with six strikeouts. Gyorko’s home run led off the seventh inning and Wacha was pulled. In the ninth, Solarte hit a one out triple to right field before Gyorko’s RBI single off Trevor Rosenthal.

Craig Kimbrel faced the minimum number of batters in the bottom of the ninth, with a groundout, a single, and a double play, to record his 21st save.

This afternoon at 11:15am PDT, Odrisamer Despaigne (3-6, 4.94) takes the hill against Carlos Martinez (9-3, 2.80) in the third game of four at Busch Stadium.

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