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 (18-31) scored more runs than the New York Mets (19-26) at Citi Field last night, 4-3.

Dinelson Lamet (1-0, 1.80) made his Major League debut, giving up one run on three hits and two walks in five innings while striking out eight. Lucas Duda hit a solo home run in the second inning. In the eighth inning, Duda drove in Neil Walker with a single. Jose Reyes ground into a fielder’s choice in the ninth inning to score Michael Conforto.

Rafael Montero (0-4, 8.24) started in place of Jacob deGrom, who was held back because of the weather. Montero pitched just three innings, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks with four strikeouts. In the first inning, a bases loaded single by Cory Spangenberg drove in Yangervis Solarte and Matt Szczur drew a bases loaded walk scoring Wil Myers. Szczur hit an RBI single to score Hunter Renfroe in the third inning. Spangenberg drove in Allen Cordoba with a double in the ninth inning.

The Padres head to Washington D.C. and Nationals Park to start a three-game series with the Nationals (28-18) tomorrow at 4:05pm PDT. Luis Perdomo (0-1, 5.79) starts the first game with Max Scherzer (4-3, 3.02) going for the Nationals.

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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 (17-31) scored more runs than the New York Mets (19-25) last night, 6-5, at Citi Field.

Jarred Cosart (0-1, 4.50) was hit by a line drive comebacker on the first batter he faced and was pulled after two and two-thirds innings. The Mets scored four runs off Cosart on four hits and four walks with one strikeout. In the third inning, Wilmer Flores‘ bases loaded double drove in Michael Conforto, Jose Reyes, and Lucas Duda. Flores then scored on a single by Curtis Granderson. Conforto’s RBI single in the fourth drove in Juan Legares.

Robert Gsellman (2-3, 6.45) allowed three runs on six hits and a walk in six innings while striking out three. Yangervis Solarte hit a RBI single to score Luis Torrens in the third inning. Solarte’s two-run double in the fifth inning drove in Torrens and Matt Szczur, who had come in for an injured Manuel Margot in the third inning. In the seventh inning, Wil Myers drove in Szczur with a single. Hunter Renfroe hit a solo home run in the eighth inning.

Tonight’s game marks the Major League debut of Dinelson Lamet (0-0, 0.00) getting the start against Jacob deGrom (3-1, 3.56) in the series finale at Citi Field beginning at 4:10pm PDT.

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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after a Sunday afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (16-30) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (26-19) at Petco Park yesterday, 5-1, in the finale of a three game series.

Clayton Richard (3-5, 4.31) threw a complete game, giving up one run on five hits and no walks with six strikeouts on ninety-six pitches. Chris Iannetta hit a solo home run with one out in the third inning.

Zack Godley (1-1, 2.45) gave up three runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out one batter in seven innings. In the fifth inning, Ryan Schimpf hit a leadoff home run, Hunter Renfroe scored on Austin Hedges single, and Hedges crossed the plate on a Richard single. Renfroe’s infield single drove in Allen Cordoba and Wil Myers scored on Cory Spangenberg‘s sacrifice fly.

The Padres travel to New York to start a three game series with the Mets (18-24) at Citi Field starting tomorrow at 4:10pm PDT. Jhoulys Chacin (4-3, 4.61) gets the start in tomorrow’s first game against Matt Harvey (2-3, 5.56).

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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 (15-27) scored fewer runs than the Milwaukee Brewers (23-18) last night, 3-1, at Petco Park.

Jhoulys Chacin (4-3, 4.61) pitched seven innings, allowing a run on two hits and two walks while striking out eight. The Brewers scored one run in the first inning on Travis Shaw‘s single that drove in Eric Sogard. But Chacin retired the next nineteen batters before walking Jett Bandy in the seventh inning. Brandon Maurer gave up two runs on four straight hits and an RBI groundout in the ninth inning to take the loss.

Matt Garza (2-0, 2.43) gave up one run on four hits and a walk with three strikeouts over six innings. Yangervis Solarte‘s double in the sixth inning scored Wil Myers.

The series finale this afternoon at 12:40pm PDT has Jarred Cosart (0-1, 3.24) getting the start against Zach Davies (4-2, 5.80).

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The modern-day swing is all about bat speed (and launch angles!), borne out of strong hitters and maximum weight transfer. Today’s hitters generally start with some type of load mechanism, with their weight shifting back. Then, in a sudden shift of power, everything goes forward in violent yet controlled fury.

A hitter’s back leg is there to support that initial load and to provide something to pivot against, but by the time a hitter makes contact, it’s really just there for the ride. Here’s Mike Trout‘s first career home run (from hitting analyst Ryan Parker):

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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 (15-26) scored fewer runs than the Milwaukee Brewers (22-18), 6-2, last night at Petco Park.

Clayton Richard (2-5, 4.86) gave up six runs — five in the first inning — in six innings on ten hits and no walks while striking seven. His first inning looked like this:

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Jimmy Nelson singled in Eric Sogard in the sixth inning for the Brewers’ final run of the night.

Nelson (2-2, 3.86) allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk with eight strikeouts in six innings. Wil Myers hit a sixth inning leadoff home run to get the Padres on the scoreboard. In the seventh inning, Matt Szczur doubled to drive in Hunter Renfroe for the Padres’ second and final run of the night.

Tonight’s third game pits Jhoulys Chacin (4-3, 5.12) against Matt Garza (2-0, 2.66) starting 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 (14-24) scored fewer runs than the Chicago White Sox (16-17) last night at Guaranteed Rate Field, losing 5-4 in a walk off.

Trevor Cahill (3-2. 3.27) gave up four runs (three earned) on eight hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in six innings. Avisail Garcia hit a solo home run in the second inning. In the fourth inning, Jose Abreu reached on a throwing error by Ryan Schimpf, took second base on a wild pitch, took third base on another wild pitch, and then Cahill walked Garcia on yet another wild pitch, allowing Abreu to score. Kevan Smith scored on Leury Garcia‘s ground out and Melky Cabrera‘s RBI single drove in Tyler Saladino in the fifth inning. In the ninth inning, Saladino scored on Yolmer Sanchez‘ single to win the game.

Dylan Covey (0-3, 7.98) pitched four and a third innings, surrendering three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out nine. For the second game in a row, the Padres had a home run to leadoff the game on the first pitch, this time by Manuel Margot. Allen Cordoba hit a solo home run in the third inning. In the fifth inning, Hunter Renfroe scored on Wil Myers‘ sacrifice fly.  And Myers hit a solo home run in the eighth inning.

Today’s rubber game pits Jered Weaver (0-4, 6.81) against Jose Quintana (2-5, 4.46) starting at 11:10pm 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 (14-23) scored more runs than the Chicago White Sox (15-17), 6-3, in the first of three games at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Jhoulys Chacin (4-3, 5.12) gave up three runs on seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts in six and a third innings. Leury Garcia hit two home runs – a two-run in the third inning and a solo in the seventh – to account for all three White Sox runs.

Miguel Gonzalez (3-3, 3.38) surrendered five runs in five innings pitched on eight hits and four walks while striking out two. Matt Szczur led off the game with a solo home run. In the third inning, Austin Hedges‘ double scored Cory Spangenberg and Yangervis Solarte. Hedges hit a solo home run and Allen Cordoba‘s single drove in Erick Aybar in the fifth inning. Wil Myers added a solo home run in the ninth inning.

In this evening’s second game, starting a 4:10pm PDT, Trevor Cahill (3-2. 3.06) takes the mound with Dylan Covey (0-3, 8.28) going for the White Sox.

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Four years ago, I started a project out of, quite frankly, spite and disappointment.

I now feel a responsibility to maintain this thing I started.

Because the Padres Twittersphere is an ever-evolving entity. Players and people leave, sometimes even of their own accord. Some who have stayed have changed their Twitter usage to not be all that interesting of a follow anymore. Still others just seem to have given up the medium altogether.

Some do a bit of all of that, sailing off into the distance in silence, like a sailboat in the night.

So, here we are. The fourth iteration of my “Padres Must-Follow” Twitter list.

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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 (13-22) scored fewer runs than the Texas Rangers (12-20) last night at Globe Life Park, 4-3, in the first of two games.

Luis Perdomo (0-0, 4.13) is still looking for his first decision of 2017, giving up three run on seven hits and four walks with seven strikeouts in six innings pitched. In the first inning, a Shin-Soo Choo reached on a single, took third on a single by Elvis Andrus, and scored on a wild pitch to Nomar Mazara. Mike Napoli scored on a Choo single and Delino DeShields scored on a balk by Perdomo in the fifth inning. In the seventh inning, DeShields scored on an Andrus ground ball that Yangervis Solarte threw wide of first base for an error.

Yu Darvish (3-2, 2.96) also pitched six innings and allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out six. Wil Myers hit a solo home run in the first inning. In the second inning, Erick Aybar hit a solo home run and Matt Szczur later doubled to drive in Hunter Renfroe.

This evening’s series finale at Globe Life Park pits Clayton Richard (2-4, 4.87) against Martin Perez (1-5, 4.06) starting at 5:05pm PDT.

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