Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending a Sunday afternoon at the Gameday Sports Bar & Grill at Sycuan Casino. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (56-62) scored fewer runs than the Colorado Rockies (48-68) yesterday, 5-0, in the final game of a three-game set at Coors Field.

Ian Kennedy (7-11, 4.20) pitched six and two-thirds innings, giving up four runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk with eight strikeouts. Carlos Gonzalez hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. The Rockies scored three unearned runs with two outs in the seventh. Nolan Arenado reached on an error by Derek Norris, who was playing at first base. Ben Paulsen doubled. DJ LeMahieu was intentionally walked. A double by Michael McKenry cleared the bases and drove in Arenado, Paulsen, and LeMahieu. Even though replays clearly showed Austin Hedges tagged LeMahieu at the plate, the call was not reversed.

Chris Rusin (4-5, 3.99) threw a complete game shutout — the first shutout by a Rockies’ starter since Tyler Matzek beat (you guessed it) the Padres, 3-0 on September 5, 2014 — with five hits, a walk, and four strikeouts. The only real threat from the Padres came in the sixth inning, when Rusin loaded the bases with two outs. Facing Jedd Gyorko, the second base umpire called a balk on Rusin and Norris came in to score. But, then the umpires got together and decided it was not a balk and the 1-0 count to Gyorko never happened. Pat Murphy was ejected trying to get an explanation of what happened.

The Friars return home to Petco Park and take on the Atlanta Braves (53-64) for three games starting tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Colin Rea (1-0, 5.40) goes against Williams Perez (4-3, 4.21) in his second Major League start.

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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).

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

The Padres (75-81) defeated the Colorado Rockies (65-92) 1-0 last night.  Rene Rivera hit an RBI double in the second inning to score Jedd Gyorko, who walked in the previous at-bat.  That was it.

Eric Stults (8-17, 4.42) pitched six and a third shutout innings on seven hits and one walk with five strikeouts.  The Rockies loaded the bases in the fifth inning with two outs, but Stults got Josh Rutledge to strike out to end the threat.

Tyler Matzek (6-11, 4.05) pitched arguably a better game, giving up the one run in six innings on four hits and three walks with eight strikeouts.

Nick Vincent, Frank Garces, and Dale Thayer also kept the Rockies off the scoreboard.  Kevin Quackenbush pitched the ninth inning for his sixth save.

Robbie Erlin (4-4, 4.53) starts tonight at 7:10 pm PDT against Jorge De La Rosa (14-11, 4.14) in the penultimate Padres home game of the 2014 season.  The Padres announced that the Shirts Off Their Backs presentations will be after tonight’s game to make it easier on the travel schedule after tomorrow’s game. Read More…

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening in the pub.  Then on the way home you abandon the car you’re driving in the middle of the highway and start walking down the double yellow line before the police come and take you to jail.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were sitting in a holding cell.

The Padres (66-74) were shut out 3-0 by the Colorado Rockies (57-84) last night in Coors Field in Denver.  Eric Stults (6-16, 4.55) surrendered all three Rockies’ runs, two on solo home runs by Drew Stubbs in the first and Nolan Arenado in the sixth.

Tyler Matzek (5-9, 4.32) pitched a three-hit complete game with one walk and six strikeouts for the Rockies.  Three of the four Padres to reach base actually got into scoring position, only to be stranded.  It was like watching the April/May Padres again.

Tonight at 5:10 pm PDT Joe Wieland (0-0, 0.00) makes his first start since the 2012 season after going under the knife for elbow ligament replacement surgery.  The Rockies will have the newly extended Jorge De La Rosa (13-10, 4.26) starting.

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

The Padres (40-49) took the first game of their three-game series from the Colorado Rockies (37-53) in Coors Field last night by a score of 6-1.  Ian Kennedy (7-9, 3.71) earned the win, pitching seven innings while only surrendering the one Rockies’ run on four hits — one of which was a solo home run by Drew Stubbs for Colorado’s only run — and two walks with nine strikeouts.  Colorado starter Tyler Matzek (1-3, 4.79) got dinged with the loss after giving up five earned runs in his six innings on eight hits and four walks with four strikeouts.

Tommy Medica, Rene Rivera, and Cameron Maybin all hit a double in the sixth inning to score two runs.  And Chase Headley hit a two-RBI triple off of the right field wall in the seventh to score Kennedy and Chris Denorfia.  Carlos Quentin then scored Headley with a sac fly to finish up the Padres scoring.

The game was delayed after the seventh inning for 56 minutes thanks to a thunder storm that brought hail, rain, and lightning to the Denver area.

Tonight in Denver the Padres take on the Rockies in the second game of the three-game series at Coors Field.  The Friars’ 2014 All-Star representative (or not) Tyson Ross (7-8, 2.93) takes on Franklin Morales (4-4, 5.51) at 5:40 pm PDT.

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