Faster than a roadrunner? (yes)

Faster than a coyote? (no)

Faster than a Billy Hamilton? (not yet)

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Manuel Margot hit a triple in a spring training game last week, an event that was digitally recorded, uploaded onto the internet, and then embedded here:

The triple was encouraging because it came off big-league pitcher Tyler Chatwood, and also because it showed off some of Margot’s occasionally absent power. It also displayed his speed. By my hand-timed estimate*, Margot got from home to third in about 10.90 seconds, which is . . . fast. How fast, though?

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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 (65-90) scored fewer runs than the San Francisco Giants (82-73), 9-6 in ten innings, last night at Petco Park.

Jarred Cosart (0-4, 6.00) left after giving up three runs on three hits and two walks in the first inning. After Cosart loaded the bases, Joe Panik singled to drive in Buster Posey and Hunter Pence and Eduardo Nunez scored on Angel Pagan‘s single. Jose Dominguez gave up three runs in the fourth inning. With the bases loaded again, Posey hit into a fielder’s choice, scoring Madison Bumgarner, Pence ground out, driving in Denard Span, and Nunez singled to score Brandon BeltKevin Quackenbush lost the game in the tenth inning with three runs scored against him as well. Kelby Tomlinson hit a single that Hunter Renfroe misplayed for an error, allowing Pagan to score. Span then hit a two-run home run.

Bumgarner (14-9, 2.71) allowed five runs on four hits and a walk in six innings while striking out five. All five runs were the result of home runs in three consecutive innings: Renfroe’s solo shot in the fourth inning, Derek Norris‘ two-run shot in the fifth inning, and Adam Rosales‘ two-run shot in the sixth inning. In the seventh inning, Manuel Margot singled to drive in pinch-runner Travis Jankowski.

This afternoon, Clayton Richard (3-3, 2.98) gets the start against Ty Blach (0-0, 0.00) in the Padres last game against the Giants for 2016. First pitch is set for 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 were drinking.

The Padres (64-87) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (63-88) last night, 5-2, in the second of three games at Petco Park. The game started after an hour and ten minute rain delay.

Paul Clemens (3-5, 4.48) pitched five and a third innings, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning.

Archie Bradley (7-9, 5.00) gave up two runs on two hits and three walks in five innings while striking out seven. Ryan Schimpf scored on an Alex Dickerson double in the second inning. Schimpf scored again on an Adam Rosales sacrifice fly in the fourth inning. Schimpf came home once more on a Rosales two-run home run in the sixth inning. Rosales’ sacrifice fly in the eighth inning drove Wil Myers in. Rosales ended his night with four RBI and Schimpf ended up with three runs scored.

In today’s series finale at Petco Park, Luis Perdomo (8-9, 5.68) will go up against Zack Greinke (12-7, 4.42) starting at 6:10pm 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 were drinking.

The Padres (63-87) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (63-87), 3-2, in the first of three games at Petco Park last night.

Clayton Richard (3-3, 2.98) shutout the Diamondbacks for six and a third innings until Kyle Jensen tripled to drive in Yasmany Tomas and Phil Gosselin singled to score Jensen. Richard ended his night after that, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out two.

Braden Shipley (4-4, 5.49) gave up three runs (two earned) on six hits and a walk in four innings with three strikeouts. Wil Myers hit a solo home run to lead off the fourth inning and Alexi Amarista hit a two-run single with the bases loaded.

Tonight’s second game will have Paul Clemens (3-5, 4.94) taking the mound against Archie Bradley (7-9, 5.07) starting at 7:10pm PDT.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an afternoon at the pub, watching the Local NFL Team’s home opener (because, if the crowd photos are any sort of accurate, you weren’t at Qualcomm Stadium). Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were were drinking.

The Padres (62-87) scored fewer runs than the Colorado Rockies (72-77) yesterday, 6-3, in the final game of 2016 at Coors Field.

Jarred Cosart (0-4, 5.63) couldn’t get past the fourth inning, giving up five runs on five hits and four walks in three and two-thirds innings with four strikeouts. In the fourth inning, Mark Reynolds hit a two-run home run, a bases-loaded walk of DJ LeMahieu scored Tony Wolters, and a single by Carlos Gonzalez drove in Chad Bettis and Charlie Blackmon. Wolters’ single in the fifth inning scored Gerardo Parra.

Bettis (13-7, 4.79) surrendered three runs on five hits and a walk while striking out three in five and a third innings. Adam Rosales put the Padres on the board in the second inning with a solo home run. A Wil Myers double in the sixth inning scored Travis Jankowski and Jon Jay.

The Padres come back to Petco Park to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (63-86) for three games starting tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Clayton Richard (2-3, 3.00) gets the start tonight against Braden Shipley (4-3, 5.56). The game will be on Fox Sports 1, not Fox Sports San Diego.

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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 were drinking.

The Padres (62-86) scored fewer runs than the Colorado Rockies (71-77), 8-0, last night at Coors Field.

Edwin Jackson (4-6, 6.00) gave up all eight runs in four and a third innings on ten hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Nolan Arenado and Tom Murphy each hit a two-run home run in the first inning. Daniel Descalso scored on a Charlie Blackmon triple in the fourth inning. And Murphy hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning.

Jon Gray (10-8, 4.42) pitched a complete game shutout with four hits and no walks while setting a Rockies record with sixteen strikeouts. Wil Myers singled in the first inning, but was picked off of first base for the third out. Jon Jay struck out in the second inning, but reached on a passed ball. Travis Jankowski singled in the third inning. Jay singled in the fourth inning and again in the seventh inning. That was it for the Padres.

Derek Norris had to leave the game with a sprained middle finger in the fifth inning after taking a foul ball off of his hand.

The series finale this afternoon has Jarred Cosart (0-3, 5.16) going up against Chad Bettis (12-7, 4.78). First pitch is at 1:10pm 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 were drinking.

The Padres (62-85) scored fewer runs than the Colorado Rockies (70-77) in the first of three games at Coors Field last night, 8-7, on a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Christian Friedrich (5-10, 4.78) gave up four runs on six hits and two walks in five innings while striking out five. Tyler Chatwood‘s single in the second inning scored Stephen Cardullo and Cristhian Adames, Chatwood, and Charlie Blackmon scored on a DJ LeMahieu double. Blackmon scored on a Carlos Gonzalez groundout in the seventh inning. In the ninth inning, with Brandon Maurer coming in to close out the game, a Gonzalez single drove in LeMahieu, David Dahl reached on a single, Nick Hundley singled to drive in Gonzalez and tie the game, and Daniel Descalso hit a walk-off single for the win.

Chatwood (11-9, 4.13) gave up all seven Padres’ runs on eight hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in five innings. Wil Myers opened the scoring in the first inning with a two-run home run with Jon Jay on base. Alex Dickerson hit a bases-loaded single in the third inning to drive in Travis Jankowski and Jay and a groundout by Luis Sardinas scored Ryan Schimpf. Jankowski scored on a Jay single in the fourth inning, but Jay was thrown out trying to take second base to end the inning. In the sixth inning, Sardinas led off with a solo home run.

Tonight’s second game will have Edwin Jackson (4-5, 5.32) taking the mound versus Jon Gray (9-8, 4.69) starting at 5:10pm PDT.

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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 (59-84) scored fewer runs than the Colorado Rockies (68-74), 3-2 in 10 innings, yesterday afternoon in the Rockies final game of 2016 at Petco Park.

Edwin Jackson (4-5, 5.32) gave up two runs on five hits and a walk in six innings while striking out four. Charlie Blackmon opened the scoring with a solo home run in the fourth inning. Blackmon then singled in the fifth inning to drive in Nick Hundley, but was thrown out at second base. Mark Reynolds scored the go-ahead run with a solo home run off Kevin Quackenbush in the tenth inning.

Chad Bettis (12-7, 4.78) pitched seven innings, surrendering two runs on four hits and a walk with five strikeouts. Travis Jankowski scored on a Wil Myers triple and Myers came in on a Yangervis Solarte sacrifice fly in the sixth inning.

The Padres head to San Francisco and AT&T Park to face the Giants (77-65) for three games beginning tonight at 7:15pm PDT. Paul Clemens (2-5, 5.44) gets the start tonight against Jeff Samardzija (11-9, 4.00).

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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 (58-83) scored fewer runs than the Colorado Rockies (67-73) last night at Petco Park, 4-1, in the second game of four.

Luis Perdomo (7-9, 5.89) surrendered all four Rockies’ runs on eight hits and a walk in six and two-thirds inning while striking out four. Charlie Blackmon hit a two-run home run in the third inning with Tyler Chatwood on base. Chatwood tripled in the seventh inning, scoring Mark Reynolds and Daniel Descalso.

Chatwood (11-9, 3.82) struck out five in six and two-thirds innings, giving up one run on five hits and a walk. Alex Dickerson hit a solo home run in the second inning. That was it.

Tonight will have Christian Friedrich (4-10, 4.99) taking the mound against Jon Gray (9-7, 4.51) starting at 5:40pm 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 (58-82) scored more runs than the Colorado Rockies (67-73), 14-1, last night at Petco Park in the first of four games.

Clayton Richard (2-3, 2.78) shutout the Rockies over seven innings while striking out eight on six hits and two walks. The Rockies only run came in the ninth inning, when Cristhian Adames hit a solo home run.

Jeff Hoffman (0-3, 5.60) lasted just two and two-thirds innings, giving up seven unearned runs on six hits and two walks with three strikeouts. The Padres scored those seven unearned run in the third inning. It was crazy.

In the fifth inning, Alex Dickerson scored on a groundout by Richard and a two-RBI single by Travis Jankowski drove in Ryan Schimpf and Derek Norris. Yangervis Solarte scored on a Ryan Schimpf double and a bases-loaded walk of Luis Sardinas scored Dickerson in the sixth inning. Norris hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning.

Tonight’s second game of the series has Luis Perdomo (7-8, 5.92) taking the mound versus Tyler Chatwood (10-9, 3.94) starting at 7:40pm PDT.

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