Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during a morning at Coffee Time, eh? Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were eating donuts, hosers.

The Padres (44-58) scored more runs than the Toronto Blue Jays (57-45) at the Rogers Centre yesterday, 8-4.

Luis Perdomo (5-4, 6.89) allowed four runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four in five and two-thirds innings pitched. Devon Travis scored on a sacrifice fly by Darwin Barney in the fifth inning. In the sixth inning, Kevin Pillar‘s RBI double scored Edwin Encarnacion and Ezequiel Carrera hit a single to plate Pillar.

R.A. Dickey (7-12, 4.66) pitched five and two-thirds innings, giving up seven runs (six earned) on four hits and four walks with five strikeouts. Adam Rosales hit a two-run home run with Brett Wallace on base in the third inning. In the fourth inning, Christian Bethancourt hit a double that scored Ryan Schimpf, advanced to third base on a fielding error by Pillar, and scored on a throwing error to third base by Travis. Wallace hit a solo home run in the fifth inning. Bethancourt hit another double in the sixth inning, scoring Matt Kemp, and Bethancourt scored on a single by Wallace. Finally, Alex Dickerson hit a solo home run in the eighth inning.

The Padres return to Petco Park for a nine-game homestand, beginning with three games against the Cincinnati Reds starting tomorrow night at 7:40pm PDT. Edwin Jackson (1-1, 4.30) takes the mound against Brandon Finnegan (5-8, 4.93).

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an evening at The Orbit Room. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (43-58) scored fewer runs than the Toronto Blue Jays (57-44) in twelve innings, 7-6, in the second game of three at the Rogers Centre.

Andrew Cashner (4-7, 4.76) pitched six innings, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out six. Josh Donaldson hit a two-run home run with Jose Bautista on base in the first inning. Justin Smoak led off the Blue Jays’ fifth inning with a solo home run. A wild pitch on a Bautista strikeout brought Russell Martin across the plate in the seventh inning. In the twelfth inning, Bautista drew a bases-loaded walk from Paul Clemens to bring Kevin Pillar home, then a ground out by Donaldson drove in Darwin Barney, and another wild pitch by Clemens scored Devon Travis for the game-winning run.

Marcus Stroman (8-4, 4.92) gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in six and two-thirds innings. Ryan Schimpf‘s RBI double in the second inning scored Yangervis Solarte. Alex Dickerson hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning, driving in Travis Jankowski and Matt Kemp. Kemp hit a two-run home run in the top of the twelfth inning with Wil Myers on base.

This morning, Luis Perdomo (4-4, 6.93) gets the start in the series finale against R.A. Dickey (7-11, 4.44). First pitch is scheduled for 9:37am PDT. 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 (43-57) scored fewer runs than the Toronto Blue Jays (56-44), 4-2 last night, in the first of three games at the Rogers Centre.

Colin Rea (5-5, 4.98) allowed three runs on five hits and four walks in six innings with four strikeouts. A Troy Tulowitzki sacrifice fly scored Michael Saunders in the fourth inning. In the fifth inning, Devon Travis hit a double scored Kevin Pillar and Travis scored on a Josh Donaldson single. Pillar doubled in Tulowitzki in the eighth inning.

Aaron Sanchez (11-1, 2.72) pitched seven innings, giving up no runs on three hits and two walks while striking out seven batters. The two runs came on an Alex Dickerson two-run home run with Matt Kemp on base in the ninth inning off Bo Schultz.

Tonight at 4:07pm PDT, Andrew Cashner (4-7, 4.79) will start (if he’s still a Padre, that is) against Marcus Stroman (8-4, 4.90) in the second game at the Rogers Centre.

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As the Toronto Blue Jays and San Diego Padres prepare to wrap-up their 3 game series tonight, I thought it would be fun to springboard off of Son of a Duck’s post on Friday morning and examine the players who have spent time in both a Padres and Blue Jays uniform. There are some obvious names (and we’ll get to those) that will come to mind – names seared into our collective memory. But let’s not forget Ricky Henderson and Dave Winfield who spent time in Toronto and San Diego as well.

Using’s multi-franchise tool I discovered that there are 58 players who have played for both the Padres and Blue Jays, 29 of whom were pitchers.

Let’s start with the current players. Justin Germano, the Padres’ 13th round pick in 2000, managed 2 IP before being optioned back to AAA (It should be noted that 2013 Padre Thad Weber is also with the AAA affiliate for the Blue Jays). Former Padres catcher Hank White is also in Toronto where he’s used sparingly – such is the plight of 41 year-old catchers.

What about players from the recent past?

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