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 (55-69) scored fewer runs than the Washington Nationals (74-48), 4-1, in the finale of their four-game series yesterday.

Dinelson Lamet (7-5, 4.84) allowed three runs on three hits and six walks while striking out eight in four and a third innings. Gio Gonzalez scored on a sacrifice fly by Daniel Murphy in the third inning. In the fifth inning, Murphy singled to drive in Alejandro De Aza and scored on Adam Lind‘s double. Edwin Johnson scored on a bases-loaded fielder’s choice by Howie Kendrick in the eighth inning.

Gonzalez (12-5, 2.39) gave up one unearned run in five and two-thirds innings on five hits and a walk with eight strikeouts. Jabari Blash scored on when Wil Myers reached on an error in the first inning.

The Padres start a three-game series against the St Louis Cardinals (63-61) at Busch Stadium starting tomorrow at 5:15pm PDT. Clayton Richard (6-12, 4.84) gets the start in the first game against Lance Lynn (10-6, 3.05).
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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 (54-68) scored fewer runs than the Washington Nationals (73-47), 7-1, last night at Petco Park.

Luis Perdomo (6-8, 4.93) gave up five runs (three earned) in six innings on six hit and three walks while striking out five. Howie Kendrick led off the game with a home run in the first inning. Matt Wieters scored in the second inning on a single by Michael Taylor that Padres’ shortstop Dusty Coleman threw away trying to get Wieters at second base. A single by Adam Lind drove in Anthony Rendon in the sixth inning. Andrew Stevenson scored on Alejandro De Aza‘s sacrifice fly and De Aza scored on a single by Kendrick in the seventh inning. Kendrick scored again in the ninth inning on a single by Daniel Murphy and a sacrifice double play by Rendon scored Wilmer Difo.

Matt Grace (1-0, 3.96) started in place of Max Scherzer, who was scratched and placed on the disabled list with a sore neck. Grace pitched four and a third innings, shutting the Padres out on two hits and a walk with one strikeout. Coleman hit a solo home run off Shawn Kelley in the fifth inning for the Padres lone run

Travis Wood (2-4, 6.46) gets the start tonight against Stephen Strasburg (10-3, 3.25) with the game time set to begin at 5:40pm PDT.
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In the fifth inning of yesterday’s game, Chase d’Arnaud tried to steal third base with one out and Luis Torrens at the plate. This is the story of that play, as told by those most closely involved with it (all interviews may or may not be real).

Chase d’ArnaudI’m just trying to get to third base with one out. Look, love Torrens, but—this isn’t on the record, right?—there’s no way he’s getting a hit there. [laughs] I stole second just before that, and I thought I had a pretty good read on [Jacob] Turner, plus their third baseman was playing way off the bag. My job is to get to third so Torrens can drive me in just by putting the ball in the air. With Jhoulys Chacin on-deck, I’m thinking our best chance of scoring is for me to get to third ASAP. That’s all I’m thinking about. Well that and kicking my brother’s ass in some ping pong over the all-star break. [laughs]

Brian Goodwin: Yeah, I’ve had that happen a few times before. As soon as that ball’s hit, I’m just thinking catch it, catch it, catch it. It’s an easy two outs for my guy Turner there, and it helps us get out of the inning without any further damage. That guy’s a hard-nosed scrapper, but you can file that under “shit happens.”

Wilmer Difo: Don’t tell Goodwin, but he could have made a better throw there. Almost ate me up.

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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 (19-33) scored more runs than the Washington Nationals (30-19), 5-3, yesterday in the finale of three games at Nationals Park.

Jhoulys Chacin (4-4, 5.77) gave up three runs on eight hits and two walks with six strikeouts in four and a third innings. In the first inning, Trea Turner scored on Adam Lind‘s bases loaded groundout. Wilmer Difo scored on Brian Goodwin‘s single in the second inning. Lind hit an RBI double in the fifth inning. Kirby Yates, Ryan Buchter, Brad Hand, and Brandon Maurer no-hit the Nationals over the last four and two-thirds innings, with Buchter allowing two walks in his one inning of work.

Joe Ross (2-1, 6.18) surrendered five runs on twelve hits and a walk with four strikeouts in four innings pitched. Ryan Schimpf hit a two-run home run in the first inning. Chacin’s RBI single in the second inning drove in Chase d’Arnaud. d’Arnaud hit a two-RBI single in the fifth inning to drive in Hunter Renfroe and Franchy Cordero.

The Padres return to San Diego for three games against the Chicago Cubs (25-23) starting this afternoon. Jarred Cosart (0-1, 4.50) gets the Memorial Day start at 1:40pm PDT against Kyle Hendricks (4-2, 3.25) at Petco Park.

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