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 (36-48) scored more runs than the Cleveland Indians (44-39), 6-2, last night at Progressive Field.

Luis Perdomo (4-4, 4.54) allowed two runs on nine hits and no walks while striking out four in five innings. Erik Gonzalez scored on a Francisco Lindor single in the third inning. Lindor doubled in the fifth inning to drive in Gonzalez again.

Trevor Bauer (7-7, 5.24) gave up four runs (three earned) on eight hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in five innings. Carlos Asuaje singled but was thrown out trying to take second base as Erick Aybar scored in the fourth inning. In the fifth inning, Luis Torrens scored on Jose Pirela‘s triple and Hunter Renfroe reached on a fielding error to let Pirela cross the plate. Asuaje singled again in the sixth inning, once again driving in Aybar. Cory Spangenberg hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning.

The Padres try for the sweep in tonight’s series finale. Dinelson Lamet (3-2, 5.35) goes up against Josh Tomlin (4-9, 6.17) starting at 4:10pm PDT.
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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a day at work. Especially when there’s two baseball games you’d love to complain about. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking…er, working.

Game 1

In Game 1 of the doubleheader, the Padres bats were once again ineffective in a 2-0 loss to the Indians. Eric Stults gave the Padres 5 solid innings, but stumbled a bit in the sixth by allowing a two-run home run to Jason Kipnis. It was not without assistance, however, as Alexi Amarista made a throwing error that allowed lead runner Nick Swisher to reach base to begin with. Despite out-hitting Cleveland 6-5, the Padres were a combined 0-8 with runners in scoring position.

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One of the first things I learned when I moved from San Diego to Cleveland was how similar the two cities are when it comes to sports. San Diego sports teams have yet to win a major sports championship. Cleveland teams haven’t won a major sports championship since before San Diego had major sports teams. To root for the home teams in either city is to be a tortured sports fan.

As baseball towns, the similarities continue. Neither the Padres nor Indians are the main sports attraction in town. The Padres rank second in San Diego behind the Chargers. The Indians play third fiddle in Cleveland, behind the Browns and Cavs. Although both franchises have beautiful downtown ballparks, they also both struggle to fill their seats, mostly because of their inabilities to consistently win baseball games. Read More…