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

The Padres (71-91) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (64-98), 5-4, yesterday afternoon at AT&T Park in the season finale of 2017.

Luis Perdomo (8-11, 4.67) allowed four runs on seven hits and a walk with four strikeouts in seven innings. Buster Posey scored on a groundout by Pablo Sandoval in the second inning. Brandon Crawford hit a double to drive in Denard Span, Posey scored on a single by Jarrett Parker, and a ground out by Nick Hundley scored Crawford in the fourth inning. Sandoval hit a walk-off solo home run off Phil Maton in the ninth inning.

Johnny Cueto (8-8, 4.52) gave up four runs over five innings on twelve hits and no walks while striking out two. Erick Aybar doubled to drive in Travis Jankowski and Aybar scored on a Yangervis Solarte single in the first inning. Hunter Renfroe hit a solo home run in the third inning. Perdomo scored on Jankowski’s single in the fourth inning.

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

The Padres (70-85) scored more runs than the Colorado Rockies (83-72), 5-0, last night at Petco Park.

Jhoulys Chacin (13-10, 3.98) gave up one hit and three walks while shutting the Rockies out over six innings with six strikeouts. Craig Stammen, Buddy Baumann, Kirby Yates, and Brad Hand combined to keep the Rockies from crossing the plate over the final three innings.

Chad Bettis (1-4, 5.72) allowed one run on seven hits and two walks in four and two-thirds innings with three strikeouts. Wil Myers scored on a Yangervis Solarte single in the fifth inning. Christian Villanueva‘s pinch-hit infield single brought Cory Spangenberg home in the sixth inning. With the bases loaded in the eighth inning, Erick Aybar ground out but Spangenberg and Austin Hedges scored on Ian Desmond‘s throwing error to home and Travis Jankowski scored on Manuel Margot‘s sacrifice fly.

Luis Perdomo (8-10, 4.57) starts this afternoon’s series and 2017 Petco Park finale against German Marquez (10-7, 4.41) with first pitch set for 1:40pm.
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (69-85) scored fewer runs than the Colorado Rockies (83-71) last night at Petco Park, 4-1.

Jordan Lyles (1-4, 7.23) allowed four runs on five hits and two walks in six innings with seven strikeouts. Lyles retired the first twelve Rockies in the game before Nolan Arenado hit a solo home run to lead off the fifth inning and Ian Desmond hit a solo home run two outs later. Trevor Story led off the seventh inning with a solo home run and Desmond came into score on a single by Jonathan Lucroy.

Jon Gray (9-4, 3.62) gave up one run in six innings on five hits and a walk while striking out eight. Lyles’ single in the fifth inning drove in Travis Jankowski for the Padres’ only run.

Jhoulys Chacin (12-10, 4.12) starts tonight’s game against Chad Bettis (1-3, 6.23) beginning at 5:40pm PDT.
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Four years ago, I started a project out of, quite frankly, spite and disappointment.

I now feel a responsibility to maintain this thing I started.

Because the Padres Twittersphere is an ever-evolving entity. Players and people leave, sometimes even of their own accord. Some who have stayed have changed their Twitter usage to not be all that interesting of a follow anymore. Still others just seem to have given up the medium altogether.

Some do a bit of all of that, sailing off into the distance in silence, like a sailboat in the night.

So, here we are. The fourth iteration of my “Padres Must-Follow” Twitter list.

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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub, especially when you have to be up at 4:30am to take someone to the airport. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (5-10) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (10-5), 11-2, in the first of three games last night at Petco Park.

Jarred Cosart (0-1, 3.24) came out after three and two-thirds innings with a right hamstring strain, after giving up three runs (one earned) on two hits and two walk while striking out two. Craig Stammen, Zach Lee, Christian Bethancourt, and Erick Aybar (yes, that Erick Aybar) combined to give up another eight runs (six earned) over the last five and a third innings.

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Shelby Miller (2-1, 3.50) pitched seven and a third innings, surrendering one run on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Wil Myers‘ single drove in Travis Jankowski in the third inning for the Padres’ first run. The Padres’ other run came in the ninth inning when Luis Torrens singled – his first Major League hit – to drive in Allen Cordoba for his first Major League RBI. That’s it.

Tonight’s game at Petco Park, starting at 7:10pm PDT, has Jhoulys Chacin (1-2, 7.80) taking the mound against Zack Greinke (1-1, 4.32).

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I didn’t get a chance to catch any of yesterday’s game in real time, so last night I queued up MLB.tv’s condensed game feature instead. Here are some random observations from 16 minutes and 25 seconds of footage.

The first inning

The opening action of the condensed game is Bartolo Colon striking out Travis Jankowski on an 0-2 fastball, which leads us to two points . . .

. . . Holy cow, Bartolo Colon is almost 44 years old. The funny thing is, Colon isn’t just a novelty act. He’s led the league in walk rate for two years running, he strikes out six guys per nine, and he’s posted an ERA+ of 105 since he turned 40. Colon, in his forties, is the very definition of a league-average innings eater (no, he does not actually eat the innings).

He also does it almost exclusively with the fastball. According to Brooks Baseball, 72 of his 85 pitches yesterday were either two- or four-seam fastballs, with 10 sliders and three changeups mixed in for good measure. That’s Colon’s MO, as he throws some version of the heater 80-plus percent of the time.

This pitch to Jankowski is like the perfect two-strike fastball, off the plate outside but enticing enough to induce a halfhearted hack. It’s a purpose pitch, with the purpose of getting someone out.

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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 (3-4) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (2-5), 5-3, yesterday afternoon at Petco Park.

Clayton Richard (1-1, 2.57) gave up all five runs in six innings on five hits and three walks with three strikeouts. Chris Marrero singled in the second inning, scoring Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford, and was awarded two bases on a throwing error by Hunter Renfroe that Wil Myers kicked into the Padres’ dugout. In the third inning, Hunter Pence‘s two-run home run scored Crawford and then Posey followed with a solo shot.

Johnny Cueto (2-0, 4.5) pitched seven innings, surrendering two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out seven. Myers hit his second home run of 2017 in the sixth inning with Travis Jankowski on base. Yangervis Solarte‘s solo home run in the eighth inning was the Padres’ third and final run scored on Sunday.

The Padres travel to Denver to face the Colorado Rockies (5-2) tonight at 5:40pm PDT. Jarred Cosart (0-0, 27.00) takes on Tyler Chatwood (0-1, 6.00) tonight at Coors Field.

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

The Padres (2-3) scored more runs than the San Francisco Giants (1-4), 7-6, in yesterday’s 2017 home opener at Petco Park.

Luis Perdomo (0-0, 8.44) gave up five runs in five and a third innings pitched on seven hits and a walk with three strikeouts. After balking in Joe Panik for a run in the first inning, Perdomo shut the Giants out until loading the bases and giving up a grand slam to Brandon Belt with no outs in the sixth inning. Belt hit another home run, a solo shot, in the eighth inning off Ryan Buchter.

Matt Cain (0-0, 8.31) pitched just four and a third innings, giving up four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out three. Leading off in the first inning, Manuel Margot hit the first of his two solo home runs. Margot’s second home run came in his second at-bat to leadoff the third inning. Wil Myers scored on a Yangervis Solarte single later in the third inning. Solarte singled again in the fifth inning to score Travis Jankowski. In the seventh inning, Solarte hit a double to drive in Jankowski and Myers. Solarte then scored the Padres’ final run on a sacrifice bunt by Austin Hedges.

Tonight starting at 5:40pm PDT, Jhoulys Chacin (0-1, 24.30) gets the start at Petco Park against Madison Bumgarner (0-0, 3.86),

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

The Padres (1-1) scored more runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (1-1) last night, 4-0, at Dodger Stadium.

Clayton Richard (1-0, 0.00) shutout the Dodgers over eight innings, striking out five and giving up five hits and two walks. Brad Hand pitched a perfect ninth inning to finish the game.

Kenta Maeda (0-1, 5.40) gave up three runs on six hits and two walk while striking out four. Yangervis Solarte drove in two runs, the first on a first inning single to score Travis Jankowski and the second on a solo home run with one out in the third inning. Wil Myers was involved with the other two runs, scoring on a Ryan Schimpf sacrifice fly in the the first inning and driving in Manuel Margot in the eighth inning on a single.

Trevor Cahill (0-0) makes his Padres debut tonight against Rich Hill (0-0) at Dodger Stadium with first pitch scheduled for 7:10pm PDT.

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Sometimes the details of the 2017 Padres season opener can get a little fuzzy after an afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (0-1) scored fewer runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (1-0), 14-3, in yesterday’s 2017 season opener at Dodger Stadium.

Jhoulys Chacin (0-1, 24.30) lasted just three and a third innings, giving up nine runs on eight hits and two walk with two strikeouts. The Dodgers hit four home runs in the game:

Back-to-back home runs in the third inning off Chacin; a grand slam from Joc Pederson and a solo shot by Yasmani Grandal.
Corey Seager hit a 3-run shot off Christian Bethancourt in the fifth inning.
Grandal hit his second home run of the game in the eighth inning, a 2-run shot off Jose Torres.

Clayton Kershaw (1-0, 1.29) pitched seven innings, surrendering two runs (one earned) on two hits and no walks while striking out eight. Yangervis Solarte drove in Wil Myers for the first run of the game in the first inning with a single. Ryan Schimpf led off the seventh inning with a solo shot to right field. And Manuel Margot doubled in the eighth inning to score Travis Jankowski.

If I didn’t have to write this thing, I would have given up watching the game after the fifth inning.

Clayton Richard (0-0) gets the start in today’s second game of the series and the season against Kenta Maeda (0-0). First pitch at Dodger Stadium is scheduled for 7:10pm PDT.

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