Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during a morning at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (50-70) scored fewer runs than the Tampa Bay Rays (50-69) in the series finale at Tropicana Field, 2-0.

Christian Friedrich (4-9, 4.69) pitched six and two-thirds innings, giving up both Rays’ runs on a two-run home run by Brad Miller in the first inning. Friedrich finished with five strikeouts, six hits against, and a walk.

Chris Archer (7-16, 4.18) struck out nine over his seven and a third innings. The Padres managed just four hits – all singles – and a walk against Archer.

The Padres come back to Petco Park for four games with the Arizona Diamondbacks (49-70) starting tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Paul Clemens (2-2, 4.73) get the start tonight against Archie Bradley (4-8, 4.91).

Read More…

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 (50-69) scored fewer runs than the Tampa Bay Rays (49-69), 15-1, at Tropicana Field yesterday in the game two or three.

Edwin Jackson (3-3, 5.36) was pretty much this. And Carlos Villanueva wasn’t any better.

Blake Snell (3-5, 3.18) allowed the one run in five innings on five hits and four walks while striking out eight. Derek Norris scored the run in the fourth inning when Alexei Ramirez drew a bases-loaded walk.

The Padres try to avoid the sweep this morning at 10:10am PDT with Christian Friedrich (4-8, 4.84) getting the start against Chris Archer (6-16, 4.39).

Read More…

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 (50-68) scored fewer runs than the Tampa Bay Rays (48-69), 8-2, last night in the first of three games at Tropicana Field.

Luis Perdomo (5-7, 6.68) allowed three runs on five hits and three walks in five and two-thirds innings while striking out five. Logan Morrison was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the first inning, scoring Kevin Kiermaier. In the second inning, former Padre Logan Forsythe hit a two-run home run. A double by Morrison in the eighth inning drove in Matt Duffy, Forsythe’s sacrifice fly scored Morrison, and Kiermaier hit a three-run home run.

Drew Smyly (5-11, 4.85) pitched seven innings, giving up one run on one hit and two walks with four strikeouts. Alexei Ramirez hit a solo home run in the first inning. A solo home run by Yangervis Solarte in the ninth inning capped off the Padres night.

Tonight at 4:10pm PDT, the Padres will send Edwin Jackson (3-2, 4.19) to the hill against Blake Snell (3-5, 3.18).

Read More…

Padres agree to 6-player trade with Rays*

The news broke late Tuesday night that the Padres and Tampa Bay Rays had agreed to a trade involving Logan Forsythe going to Tampa Bay for Alex Torres.

Photo courtesy of Fox Sports Florida

Padres fans awoke Wednesday to find more details had come to light.

Read More…

With Spring Training just underway, along with countless position battles to be waged and players to be considered, an obscene amount of season forecasting remains to be sorted through. There’s hardly a consensus agreement between prognosticators as to how the 2013 will end (hence, the maxim “that’s why they play the game”), and it’s interesting to see just how much some of these season hypotheses differ writer-to-writer, analyst-to-analyst, statistician-to-statistician. As explored previously on this site, fans are oftentimes divided as optimists or cynics – left to make determinations after sifting through the evidence of others or a more abstract gut feeling. While it’s anyone’s guess how the Padres will finish the 2013 season, I did discover that there was a big difference between how sabermetricians viewed their chances (see: not good) compared to the rest of the community.

Read More…

The last vestiges of Cary Chow’s reign of terror are finally gone from Fox Sports San Diego.

Nearly lost in all the hoopla last week of the Change the Padres video* was the announcement that Fox Sports San Diego had hired three new on-air talents. And, at the risk of sounding sexist and chauvinistic, they are — at the very least — easy on the eyes. That opinion has absolutely nothing at all to do with their obvious experience and qualifications, however.

*Meaning we ignored it like the bunch of dumbasses we are. We never claimed to be all that bright.

Laura McKeeman, Kelly Crull, Megan Olivi

Read More…