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

The Padres (14-25) scored fewer runs than the Chicago White Sox (17-17), 9-3, yesterday at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Jered Weaver (0-4, 6.05) allowed one run on five hits and two walk in six innings with three strikeouts. Leury Garcia scored in the first inning when Avisail Garcia hit into a double play with the bases loaded. Weaver shut out the White Sox in the last five innings he pitched. And then came the eighth inning…

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The White Sox scored eight runs off Ryan Buchter, Brandon Maurer, and Craig Stammen in the eighth inning. Fourteen batters came to the plate in that inning. It was a sight to behold.

Jose Quintana (2-5, 4.38) pitched seven innings, giving up three runs on five hits and four walks while striking out five. Hunter Renfroe hit a three-run home run off Quintana in the seventh inning.

The Padres come back home to San Diego and Petco Park for four games against the Milwaukee Brewers (21-17). Luis Perdomo (0-0, 4.13) gets the start tonight against Chase Anderson (2-0, 2.97) at 7:10pm PDT.

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

The Padres (54-61) scored fewer runs than the Cincinnati Reds (50-62), 7-3, in the series finale yesterday afternoon at Petco Park.

James Shields (8-5, 3.89) had a rough first inning as Billy Hamilton led off the game with a single, Eugenio Suarez was hit by a pitch, and Hamilton then scored on a Joey Votto single. After striking out Todd Frazier, a Jay Bruce triple cleared the bases and made it 3-0 before anyone knew what was going on. In the third inning, Shields balked in Votto from third base while facing Bruce. In the seventh inning, Shields loaded the bases with one out and was pulled for Shawn Kelley. Frazier then hit a sacrifice fly to score Brandon Phillips. Shields ended his day after six and one-third innings, allowing five runs on six hits and four walks with seven strikeouts. Frank Garces gave up a two-run home run to Votto in the ninth inning.

Raisel Iglesias (3-4, 4.70) pitched six innings, with three runs on three hits, a walk, and eight strikeouts. In the Padres’ first, Yangervis Solarte was hit by a pitch, Yonder Alonso singled, and Matt Kemp hit a three-run home run to left field with no outs. That was all the Padres could manage.

The Friars travel to Denver for three games against the Colorado Rockies starting tomorrow at 5:40pm PDT. Tyson Ross (8-9, 3.39) gets the first start versus Yohan Flande (2-1, 3.86).

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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 (54-60) scored more runs than the Cincinnati Reds (49-62) last night at Petco Park, 11-6.

Colin Rea (1-0, 5.40) made his Major League debut, pitching five innings and giving up three runs on seven hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Joey Votto and Todd Frazier hit back-to-back one-out doubles in the fourth inning for the Reds’ first run. In the fifth inning, Tucker Barnhart doubled, advanced to third base on a ground out, and scored on a Billy Hamilton single. After a single advanced Hamilton to third base he scored on a sacrifice fly from Skip Schmuaker.

The Reds other three runs came in the ninth inning off Frank Garces. Frazier led off the inning with a solo home run to the second deck of the Western Metal Building. Two outs later, Barnhart singled and pinch-hitter Jason Bourgeois hit a home run to center field.

The Reds’ Michael Lorenzen (3-8, 5.46) only lasted one and a third innings, surrendering seven runs on seven hits and two walks with one strikeout. Yangervis Solarte went 2-for-4 and scored three runs. Jedd Gyorko had two hits and four RBI, including a two-run home run in the second inning. Yonder Alonso had two hits, scored two runs, and drove in two RBI. Even Rea got into the act, getting a hit in his first at-bat and later coming around to score his first ever run.

The final game of the series is this afternoon at 12:40pm PDT, with James Shields (8-4, 3.74) getting the start against Raisel Iglesias (2-4, 4.73) in the penultimate Way Back Wednesday of the 2015 season.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending the weekend on pain meds after a minor medical procedure. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. And I was in a Norco haze.

The Padres (53-60) scored more runs than the Cincinnati Reds (49-61) last night, 2-1, in the first of three games at Petco Park.

Ian Kennedy (7-10, 4.37) allowed just the one Cincinnati run in five innings on Jay Bruce‘s solo home run, the 200th home run of his career, to lead off the second inning. Kennedy surrendered two hits and six walks with four strikeouts. Interim manager Pat Murphy was ejected in the fourth inning for arguing balls and strikes.

David Holmberg (1-1, 3.06) gave up both Padres’ runs over six and two-thirds innings on six hits and three walks with five strikeouts. Justin Upton hit a two-run home run, his 20th of 2015, with Matt Kemp on first base and no outs in the fourth inning.

Tonight, Colin Rea makes his Major League debut in a Padres’ uniform as he gets the start versus Michael Lorenzen (3-7, 4.84) at 7:10pm PDT.

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