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 (70-87) scored fewer runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (100-57), 9-3, in the first of three games at Dodger Stadium last night.

Travis Wood (4-7, 6.80) allowed six runs on five hits and four walks in four and two-thirds innings while striking out two. Logan Forsythe hit a bases-loaded double in the first inning that scored Chris Taylor, Corey Seager, and Enrique Hernandez. Rob Segedin scored on a sacrifice fly by Taylor in the second inning. In the third inning, Forsythe hit a solo home run. Austin Barnes hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning. Segedin singled in Yasmani Grandal in the eighth inning.

Yu Darvish (10-12, 3.86) gave up one run in seven innings on two hits and no walks with nine strikeouts. Cory Spangenberg scored on a Hunter Renfroe double in the fifth inning. Carlos Asuaje‘s single drove in Austin Hedges and Allen Cordoba ground into a fielder’s choice that scored Matt Szczur in the eighth inning.

Dinelson Lamet (7-7, 4.45) starts tonight’s second game against Alex Wood (15-3, 2.71) beginning at 7:10pm PDT.
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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 (68-83) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (87-65) last night at Petco Park, 6-2.

Travis Wood (4-6, 6.55) allowed two runs on three hits and two walks in six innings with three strikeouts. A.J. Pollock hit two solo home runs, one the lead off the game in the first inning and the second in the sixth inning.

Zack Godley (8-8, 3.20) gave up five runs over five innings on eight hits and three walks while striking out six. Manuel Margot scored on Wil Myers‘ single and Yangervis Solarte drove in Carlos Asuaje with a sacrifice fly in the first inning. Myers scored on a Solarte single and Solarte later scored with Cory Spangenberg on Wood’s third inning single. Asuaje singled in Margot in the sixth inning.

Dinelson Lamet (7-7, 4.15) starts tonight’s series finale against Robbie Ray (14-5, 2.74) beginning at 6:10pm PDT.
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In the spirit of not picking anything in the “B” range, I’m going with an A-.

I know, I know, maybe that’s aggressive, but I’ve been inching closer and closer to the front of the A.J. Preller bandwagon since the pains of 2015 have worn away. There are dings, of course—Yasmani Grandal-for-Matt Kemp was always terrible, the Wil MyersTrea Turner trade didn’t look good then or now, and last year’s medical records snafu wasn’t a good look.

The positive marks are overflowing, however, and you can spot most of them somewhere at a Padres minor-league affiliate. MacKenzie Gore, for instance, looks like a steal, even though he was the third pick in this year’s draft. Fernando Tatis Jr. looks like a legit candidate for baseball’s best prospect come next season, perhaps flanked by the aforementioned Gore. And there are intriguing players littered throughout the system, many of whom were acquired to little or no fanfare, like Michel Baez, Hansel Rodriguez, Pedro Avila, and on and on.

Sometimes it seems really easy to build a good farm system—after all, a team like the Chicago White Sox built a super system in the blink of an eye. But the Padres haven’t had many Chris Sales or Jose Quintanas sitting around to deal, so it’s something of an accomplishment that they went from a middling system to a top one in a year or two. Players like Tatis and Esteury Ruiz were plucked in lopsided trades; Gore was a savvy (if obvious) draft pick; Baez, a 6-foot-8 flamethrower, was somehow snagged for a cool $3 million last winter.

In short, Preller & Co. have been great at finding good young talent. That alone is an exciting development, and we haven’t even touched on the solid work they’ve done scraping the bargain bin for big-league contributors (Drew Pomeranz, Trevor Cahill, Brad Hand, Jose Pirela, etc). They still have to prove they can put a winner together, but we’ll find out about that soon enough. I’m a big fan.

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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 (65-80) scored fewer runs than the Minnesota Twins (75-69) in the first of two games at Target Field last night, 16-0.

Travis Wood (3-6, 6.80) gave up nine runs on nine hits and a walk with two strikeouts in two and a third innings. Brian Dozier led off the bottom of the first inning with a solo home run. And it just got worse from there. The Twins hit seven home runs, one an inning through the seventh, which tied the Padres’ record for home run allowed in a game. Jorge Polanco hit a two-run shot in the second inning. Jason Castro hit two, a two-run in the third inning and led off the fifth inning with a solo. Eddie Rosario hit a two-run in the fourth inning. Eduardo Escobar led off the sixth with a solo. Kennys Vargas hit a three-run shot in the seventh inning. Kyle McGrath was the only Padre pitcher to retire the side, in the eighth inning.

Kyle Gibson (10-10, 4.97) shutout the Padres on four hits and no walks in six innings while striking out six. The closest the Padres came to scoring a run came in the seventh inning, when Cory Spangenberg walked and Jabari Blash reached on an error.

Tonight’s series finale pits Dinelson Lamet (7-7, 4.32) against Ervin Santana (15-7, 3.45) beginning at 5:10pm PDT.
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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 (62-77) scored fewer runs than the St Louis Cardinals (71-67), 8-4, last night at Petco Park.

Travis Wood (3-5, 6.00) pitched just two-plus innings, giving up seven runs (six earned) on seven hits and a walk with one strikeout. Jose Martinez hit a two-run home run in the first inning. Harrison Bader hit a three-run home run in the second inning. In the third inning, Paul DeJong scored on a fielder’s choice hit into by Yadier Molina and a throwing error by Yangervis Solarte and Stephen Piscotty singled Martinez in. Martinez hit a solo home run in the seventh inning.

Michael Wacha (11-7, 4.21) allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits and three walks while striking out six in six innings. Jose Pirela and Solarte scored on a Wil Myers single in the first inning. Wood hit a two-run home run in the second inning.

Dinelson Lamet (7-6, 4.40) starts tonight against Jack Flaherty (0-0, 11.25) in the third game of the series beginning at 7:10pm PDT.

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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 (59-74) scored more runs than the San Francisco Giants (53-82) last night, 5-0, in the finale of their three-game series at Petco Park.

Travis Wood (3-4, 5.70) pitched four and a third shutout innings, allowing six hits and four walks with one strikeout. Craig Stammen, Buddy Baumann, Kirby Yates, and Brad Hand combined to shut the Giants out over the final four and two-thirds innings.

Ty Blach (8-11, 4.68) gave up three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out one in five and two-thirds innings. Wood hit a solo home run in the third inning. Jose Pirela hit a solo home run, Wil Myers scored on a wild pitch by Kyle Crick, and Austin Hedges single drove in Jabari Blash in the sixth inning. Blash hit a single in the eighth inning to drive in Myers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers (91-39) come to Petco Park for four games beginning tomorrow at 7:10pm PDT. Dinelson Lamet (7-5, 4.60) starts tomorrow against Clayton Kershaw (15-2, 2.04), who comes off the disabled list to make his first start since July.
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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 (57-71) scored fewer runs than the Miami Marlins (64-63), 8-6, in the first of three games at Marlins Park last night.

Travis Wood (3-4, 6.03) allowed five runs on nine hits and two walks with three strikeouts in five innings. Giancarlo Stanton hit two home runs — a two-run bomb in the first inning and a solo shot in the third inning. Stanton then added a bases-loaded double to score Mike Aviles and Adam Conley in the fourth inning. Marcell Ozuna hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning.

Conley (6-5, 5.17) gave up five runs in five innings on six hits and no walks while striking out four. Carlos Asuaje hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning. Jose Pirela‘s single drove in Manuel Margot, Wil Myers‘ sacrifice fly scored Asuaje, and Jabari Blash hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning.

Dinelson Lamet (7-5, 4.84) starts tonight’s second game against former Padre Odrisamer Despaigne (0-1, 4.42) beginning at 4:10pm PDT.
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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 (55-68) scored more runs than the Washington Nationals (73-48) last night at Petco Park, 3-1.

Travis Wood (3-4, 5.81) allowed one unearned run on three hits and two walks in seven innings while striking out two. Jose Lobaton scored on Adrian Sanchez‘ double in the fifth inning.

Stephen Strasburg (10-4, 3.24) gave up two runs in six innings on four hits and a walk with eight strikeouts. Yangervis Solarte hit a two-run home run in the first inning. Wil Myers scored on a double play groundout by Austin Hedges in the seventh inning.

Dinelson Lamet (7-4, 4.78) starts this afternoon’s series finale against Gio Gonzalez (11-5, 2.49) beginning at 1:40pm PDT.
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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 (52-66) scored more runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (43-73) last night, 7-4, in the first of three games at Petco Park.

Travis Wood (2-4, 6.46) allowed two runs on six hits and two walks in five innings with three strikeouts. Odubel Herrera singled to drive in Cesar Hernandez but the third inning was ended by a great throw and tag, relay, and throw by Manuel Margot, Carlos Asuaje, and Austin Hedges to get Freddy Galvis at home. Rhys Hoskins hit a solo home run — his first as a Major Leaguer — in the fourth inning. Hernandez reached on a fielding error and Tommy Joseph came home in the sixth inning. Hoskins hit his second home run in the seventh inning.

Jerad Eickhoff (3-7, 4.33) gave up two runs (one earned) in five innings on five hits and three walks while striking out five. An Hedges sacrifice fly in the second inning drove in Wil Myers. Cory Spangenberg scored when Margot reached base on a throwing error in the fourth inning. In the sixth inning, Spangenberg scored on a Hedges single, Hedges took second base on the throw, Matt Szczur scored on Asuaje’s sacrifice fly, and Jose Pirela singled to drive in Hedges and Margot. Spangenberg led off the seventh inning with solo home run.

Dinelson Lamet (6-4, 5.00) gets the start in tonight’s second game of the series against Mark Leiter (1-2, 4.08) with first pitch set for 7:10pm PDT.
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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 (50-63) scored fewer runs than the Cincinnati Reds (47-67), 8-3, in the third of four games at Great American Ballpark last night.

Travis Wood (2-4, 6.71) gave up six runs (five earned) on seven hits and four walks while striking out seven in five innings. In the first inning, a bases-loaded single by Jose Peraza scored Joey Votto and Adam Duvall. Eugenio Suarez hit a two-run home run in the third inning. Stuart Turner hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning. In the sixth inning, Billy Hamilton scored on a Votto fielder’s choice and Votto came home on a Peraza single.

Asher Wojciechowski (3-1, 4.23) allowed three runs on seven hits and no walks in five and two-thirds innings with six strikeouts. Manuel Margot hit a solo home run to lead off the sixth inning and Wil Myers hit a two-run home run.

Dinelson Lamet (6-4, 5.12) starts the series finale today against Luis Castillo (2-5, 3.64) beginning at 9:35am PDT.
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