Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during an evening at The Orbit Room. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (43-58) scored fewer runs than the Toronto Blue Jays (57-44) in twelve innings, 7-6, in the second game of three at the Rogers Centre.

Andrew Cashner (4-7, 4.76) pitched six innings, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out six. Josh Donaldson hit a two-run home run with Jose Bautista on base in the first inning. Justin Smoak led off the Blue Jays’ fifth inning with a solo home run. A wild pitch on a Bautista strikeout brought Russell Martin across the plate in the seventh inning. In the twelfth inning, Bautista drew a bases-loaded walk from Paul Clemens to bring Kevin Pillar home, then a ground out by Donaldson drove in Darwin Barney, and another wild pitch by Clemens scored Devon Travis for the game-winning run.

Marcus Stroman (8-4, 4.92) gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in six and two-thirds innings. Ryan Schimpf‘s RBI double in the second inning scored Yangervis Solarte. Alex Dickerson hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning, driving in Travis Jankowski and Matt Kemp. Kemp hit a two-run home run in the top of the twelfth inning with Wil Myers on base.

This morning, Luis Perdomo (4-4, 6.93) gets the start in the series finale against R.A. Dickey (7-11, 4.44). First pitch is scheduled for 9:37am PDT. Read More…

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 (43-57) scored fewer runs than the Toronto Blue Jays (56-44), 4-2 last night, in the first of three games at the Rogers Centre.

Colin Rea (5-5, 4.98) allowed three runs on five hits and four walks in six innings with four strikeouts. A Troy Tulowitzki sacrifice fly scored Michael Saunders in the fourth inning. In the fifth inning, Devon Travis hit a double scored Kevin Pillar and Travis scored on a Josh Donaldson single. Pillar doubled in Tulowitzki in the eighth inning.

Aaron Sanchez (11-1, 2.72) pitched seven innings, giving up no runs on three hits and two walks while striking out seven batters. The two runs came on an Alex Dickerson two-run home run with Matt Kemp on base in the ninth inning off Bo Schultz.

Tonight at 4:07pm PDT, Andrew Cashner (4-7, 4.79) will start (if he’s still a Padre, that is) against Marcus Stroman (8-4, 4.90) in the second game at the Rogers Centre.

Read More…

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

The Padres (43-49) scored more runs than the Colorado Rockies (39-51), 5-4, at Petco Park to clinch the three game series at Petco Park.

Tyson Ross (6-7, 3.38) pitched six and two-thirds innings, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks with six strikeouts, but did not get the decision. Brandon Barnes hit an RBI triple to score Ben Paulsen with two outs in the seventh inning. Barnes then scored on a double by Wilin Rosario off Brandon Maurer to tie the game at three. Troy Tulowitzki homered off Joaquin Benoit in the eighth inning.

Chad Bettis (5-4, 4.88) also was left out of the decision after allowing three runs on three hits and three walks with five strikeouts while pitching six innings. Austin Hedges put the Padres on the board with his second home run, a solo shot in the third inning. Matt Kemp double to plate Yangervis Solarte in the sixth inning. Clint Barmes put the Padres in the lead for good with a two-run home run in the seventh with pinch hitter Melvin Upton Jr. on first base.

Andrew Cashner (3-10, 4.10) gets the start as the Padres try to get their second series sweep of the season. The Rockies will have Eddie Butler (3-6, 4.80) taking the mound. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10pm PDT.

Read More…

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening at the first Fiesta Padres of the season and watching lucha libre in the Park at the Park. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (12-12) scored a plethora of runs against the Colorado Rockies (11-11) last night, 14-3, to take the first game of their three-game series at Petco Park. The Gold Glove-winning defense of Nolan Arenado and Troy Tulowitzki of the Rockies was unusually bad as each had one error among Colorado’s four on the night.

Ian Kennedy (1-1, 7.11) pitched six innings while only giving up two runs on four hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Both runs came off of solo home runs from Drew Stubbs in the fifth inning and Arenado in the sixth inning. Kevin Quackenbush and Dale Thayer each pitched a shutout inning of relief. The Rockies scored their third and last run of the night off of the newly called up Nick Vincent, who pitched the ninth inning.

Eddie Butler (2-2, 3.81) lasted just four innings, giving up five runs (three earned) on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts for the Rockies. Every Padres position player in the starting lineup managed to get on base. Justin Upton was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBI. Derek Norris was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBI. Yangervis Solarte went 2-for-5 with one run scored and four RBI.

This evening, in the second game of the series, the Padres will have Brandon Morrow (1-0, 2.67) take the mound against the Rockies and Jorge De La Rosa (0-1, 11.57) at 5:40pm PDT. There will be a Led Zeppelin-themed fireworks show after the game and all fans will receive both a remastered Led Zeppelin CD and an MLB Network reusuable bag.

Read More…

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub at a mile high of elevation. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (10-5) once again scored more runs, 7-6, than the Colorado Rockies (7-7) at Coors Field yesterday. Padres’ starter Brandon Morrow (0-0, 3.15) made it through six innings, giving up five runs on six hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Nick Hundley, DJ LeMahieu, Charlie Blackmon (2), and Troy Tulowitzki all had RBI while facing Morrow. Hundley added another with a solo home run in the ninth inning against Craig Kimbrel, who then retired the side for his fifth save.

Tyler Matzek (1-0, 2.40) lasted five innings while surrendering just two runs on four hits and six walks with three strikeouts. The Friars managed to run themselves out of a couple of scoring opportunities. Clint Barmes had a solo home run off of Matzek leading off the third inning. Barmes was then caught between third and home after ignoring the stop sign from the third base coach.

The Padres were down by two, 5-3, going into the eighth inning. Pinch-hitter Yangervis Solarte singled to right field with two men on, scoring Will Middlebrooks. Alexi Amarista then tried a safety squeeze that didn’t work, as Yonder Alonso was out when the pitcher threw home, as Amarista reached on a Fielder’s Choice. Wil Myers then hit a single that scored Solarte to tie up the game at five. Derek Norris then hit a double that scored Amarista and Myers to put the Padres ahead for good.

Tonight at 5:40pm PDT, the third game of the series from Coors Field has James Shields (2-0, 2.84) taking the mound versus Kyle Kendrick (1-2, 7.56).

Read More…

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub at a mile high of elevation. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (9-5) scored a lot more runs than the Colorado Rockies (7-6) last night at Coors Field in Denver, 14-3. Odrisamer Despaigne (2-0, 1.47) recorded the win by pitching six and two-thirds innings while only surrendering two runs on six hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Those two runs came in the bottom of the fourth inning when Justin Morneau singled to score Troy Tulowitzki from second base, Nick Hundley walked, and Rafael Ynoa bounced a single off of Jedd Gyorko‘s glove into right field to score Morneau. The Rockies’ third run came in the bottom of the ninth when Charlie Blackmon tripled to center field, scoring Daniel Descalso.

Jorge De La Rosa (0-1, 31.50) lasted just two innings, giving up nine runs (seven earned) on nine hits and a walk with three strikeouts. In the first inning, Derek Norris had one of his two doubles, Matt Kemp doubled to score Norris, Justin Upton singled, Gyorko doubled to score Kemp, and Yonder Alonso singled to score Upton and Gyorko. In the second inning, Will Myers reached on an error and advanced to second base on a wild pitch, Norris singled to send Myers to third base, Kemp singled to score Myers, Will Middlebrooks tripled to score Norris and Kemp, and Alonso hit a sacrifice fly to score Middlebrooks. In the Padres’ fifth inning, a Will Venable two-run home run capped off another five-run inning.

Tonight at 5:40pm PDT matches Brandon Morrow (0-0, 1.29) against Tyler Matzek (1-0, 1.80) in the second game of the four-game series at Coors Field.

Read More…

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an an afternoon in the pub.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (40-51) were defeated by the Colorado Rockies by a score of 6-3 yesterday afternoon.  All six Rockies runs were thanks to home runs, four solo and one two-run.  Neither starter, Eric Stults for the Padres and Jair Jurrjens for the Rockies, figured into the decision.  Joaquin Benoit was the loser after giving up Tulowitzki’s second solo home run and Drew Stubbs‘ two run shot in the eighth inning.

Jake Goebberts hit his first Major League home run in the fourth inning off Jurrjens.  Seth Smith then hit one off on Jurrjens in the fifth.  The Padres tied the score at 3 in the fifth when Chris Denorfia sprinted home on a Jurrjens wild pitch.

The Friars travel to Los Angeles to open a four-game series with the Dogers at Dogers Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 pm PDT tonight with Odrisamer Despaigne (2-0, 0.92) taking the hill against Clayton Kershaw (10-2, 1.85).

Read More…

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an Sunday afternoon in the pub.  And then Avenging Jack Murphy gets sick and begs someone to finish writing the recap for him.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (21-24) lost yesterday to the Colorado Rockies (25-20) 8-6 in 10 innings.  Donn Roach made his first Major League start in place of Andrew Cashner, who missed his start after being placed on the 15-day disabled list because his elbow is sore.  Roach was on a 60-pitch limit and only made it through 3 innings, giving up 4 runs (all earned) on 4 hits and 2 walks without a strikeout.

Seth Smith, Rene Rivera, and Everth Cabrera all had home runs in the game.  But so did Corey Dickerson, Troy Tulowitzki, and Justin Morneau of the Rockies, who hit a walkoff 2-run shot off Dale Thayer in the 10th inning to win the game.

Oh, and Carlos Quentin left the game with a groin injury.  At least it wasn’t his knee, right?  RIGHT?!?

The Padres now return home to face the Minnesota Twins for a two game series starting Tuesday night at 7:10 pm PDT.  The projected starters Tuesday will be Ian Kennedy for the Friars and former Padre Kevin Correia for the Twins.

Read More…

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub. And then every player, manager, coach, and umpire has the number 42, which just confuses you more. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (6-8) last night lost to the Colorado Rockies (7-8) by a score of 3-2 on Jackie Robinson Day. Robbie Erlin lasted just 4 2/3 innings, giving up all 3 Rockies runs on 6 hits and 1 walk with 7 strikeouts. Juan Nicasio started for the Rockies, pitching 6 innings while giving up 2 runs on 3 hits and 1 walk with 3 strikeouts. Both runs for the Friars were scored in the 1st inning, and Nicasio settled down after getting out of that inning.

Everth Cabrera was a late scratch from the lineup with a sore knee. Padres hitting coach Phil Plantier was ejected for arguing about a called high strike to Alexi Amarista. And Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki had a couple of nice defensive plays, as usual.

Tonight at 7:10 pm PDT, Andrew Cashner will attempt to follow up his one-hit complete game in his last start against the Rockies’ Jorge De La Rosa. We should assume everyone will be wearing their usual numbers.

Read More…