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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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 (48-60) scored fewer runs than the Pittsburgh Pirates (53-56) last night, 10-6, in the first of three games at PNC Park. The start of the game was delayed for two hours and five minutes because of weather.

Travis Wood (1-3, 6.49) allowed four runs on six hits and two walks over five innings with five strikeouts. Ivan Nova hit a sacrifice bunt that Austin Hedges threw away to allow Francisco Cervelli to score and Josh Harrison singled to drive in Jordy Mercer in the fifth inning. David Freese led off the sixth inning with a home run and Jose Osuna scored on an Adam Frazier single. In the seventh inning, a three-run home run by Gregory Polanco, a Frazier sacrifice fly, and a two-run single by Harrison put the final nails in the Padres coffin.

Nova (10-8, 3.75) gave up four runs (one earned) in six innings on four hits and two walks while striking out five. In the fifth inning, Wood reached on an error that allowed Hedges to score and Carlos Asuaje hit a two-run home run (that actually hit a fan at the fence in the crotch). Yangervis Solarte hit a leadoff home run in the sixth inning. Manuel Margot hit a solo home run and Cory Spangenberg drew a bases loaded walk to score Asuaje in the seventh inning.

Dinelson Lamet (5-4, 5.62) starts tonight against Gerrit Cole (9-7, 3.97) beginning at 4:05pm 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 (46-57) scored more runs than the Pittsburgh Pirates (50-53), 3-2, in the first of three games at Petco Park last night.

Travis Wood (2-3, 6.42) pitched six innings in his Padres debut, allowing two runs on two hits and a walk while striking out seven. Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run home run in the third inning.

Chad Kuhl (3-7, 4.84) gave up two runs on four hits and five walks with four strikeouts in five and a third innings. Wood singled to drive in Cory Spangenberg in the fourth inning. In the sixth inning, Spangenberg tripled and drove in Jose Pirela and Daniel Hudson threw a wild pitch on a walk to Allen Cordoba to let Spangenberg to cross the plate.

Dinelson Lamet (4-4, 5.92) gets the start in tonight’s second game against Ivan Nova (10-7, 3.62). First pitch is scheduled for 5:40pm PDT.
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Earlier today the Padres traded Trevor Cahill, Brandon Maurer, and Ryan Buchter to the Kansas City Royals for Esteury Ruiz, Matt Strahm, and Travis Wood.

Woo-hoo, a trade!

Trades are hard to write about these days. The more credit we’ve given to teams for getting smarter and smarter, the easier it is to look at a deal and nod along: “yup, yup, makes sense. yup.” It’s really no different with this deal. The Padres had obvious trade candidates like Cahill, picked up for pennies and reconfigured into a legitimate starter, Maurer, a still-pretty-young reliever who’s consistently shown better peripherals and stuff than surface stats, and Buchter, something of a throw-in who offers some value as an always coveted lefty with good strikeout numbers, so they traded them. In return the Padres got back a pair of younger, interesting players and in the process made the major-league team worse for an anticipated, and choreographed, second-half swoon.

The Padres got back three players. One of them, Travis Wood, is unlike the others. He’s a 30-year-old veteran having an absolutely miserable year. So far in 41 2/3 innings out of the Royals ‘pen, Wood’s posted a gaudy 8.49 DRA, seventh-worst in all of baseball (min. 20 innings.). In fact, among pitchers with at least half their innings in relief, Wood is dead last in the majors. His cFIP, 112, offers some hope for non-disastrous performance going forward, but he’s fallen a long way since masquerading as a league-average starter a few years back with the Cubs.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub.  Then your scientific theory that “brown = offense” gets blown out the water by a Cubs’ pitcher not named Edwin Jackson.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (22-28) were defeated by the Chicago Cubs (18-29) last night, 3-2.  If not for Carlos Quentin‘s 2-run pinch hit home run — his second PH homer of the season — it would have likely been a shutout.  Travis Wood (5-4, 4.35) pitched 7 1/3 innings, shutting down the Friars’ offense until Quentin came up to bat for Alex Torres in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Billy Buckner (0-1, 4.76) — who was added to the roster to replace Robbie Erlin — pitched 5 2/3 innings, giving up 3 earned runs on 6 hits and 4 walks with 4 strikeouts.  One of those hits was a solo home run by Cubs’ third baseman Luis Valbuena, which knocked Buckner out of the game.

This afternoon at 1:10 pm PDT, the Padres and Cubs wrap up the series.  Ian Kennedy (2-6, 3.79) takes the mound for the Padres against the Cubs and Jason Hammel (5-2, 2.91).  The first 25,000 in attendance get a pair of Padres brown Knockaround Fort Knocks sunglasses.

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