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 (45-57) scored more runs than the New York Mets (47-53) in the finale of four games last night at Petco Park, 7-5.

Luis Perdomo (5-5, 4.76) allowed four runs on nine hits and two walks with three strikeouts in six and two-thirds innings. Manuel Margot hit a leadoff solo home run in the first inning. In the second inning, the Padres loaded the bases and Margot hit a double to drive in Jabari Blash, Dusty Coleman, and Luis Torrens. Coleman hit his first Major League home run, a three-run opposite field shot, in the fifth inning.

Chris Flexen (0-1, 9.00) gave up four runs (three earned) in three innings on five hits and four walks while striking out two in his Major League debut. Michael Conforto scored in the first inning on a Jay Bruce fielder’s choice. In the seventh inning, Conforto scored on Yoenis Cespedes‘ double, Jose Torres was called for a balk to bring Asdrubal Cabrera home, and Bruce hit a two-run home run.

The Pittsburgh Pirates (50-52) come to Petco Park for three game starting tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Travis Wood (1-3, 6.91) gets his first start as a Padre against Chad Kuhl (3-7, 4.92).
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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 (43-57) scored fewer runs than the New York Mets (47-51), 6-5, last night at Petco Park.

Kyle Lloyd (0-0, 9.00) made his Major League debut, giving up four runs in four-plus innings on six hits and two walk with two strikeouts. Yoenis Cespedes hit a solo home run in the first inning. Jay Bruce scored on a Travis d’Arnaud single in the fourth inning. Asdrubal Cabrera drove in Curtis Granderson with a double in the fifth inning and scored on Cespedes double. In the seventh inning, Cespedes tripled to drive in Granderson and then scored on a throwing error by Wil Myers.

Seth Lugo (4-2, 4.05) allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits and no walk while striking out one in six innings. Hunter Renfroe hit a solo home run and Allen Cordoba hit a two-run home run in the second inning. Myers’ sacrifice fly in the fifth inning scored Matt Szczur. Dusty Coleman‘s first hit was an RBI double in the ninth inning to drive in Cory Spangenberg.

Jhoulys Chacin (9-7, 4.26) gets moved back a day and starts tonight against Steven Matz (2-3, 4.67) beginning 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 (43-56) scored fewer runs than the New York Mets (46-51) last night, 5-3, in the first of four games at Petco Park.

Clayton Richard (5-11, 5.37) pitched eight innings, giving up five runs on twelve hits and two walks while striking out eight. Wilmer Flores led off the second inning with a home run. In the third inning, Yoenis Cespedes tripled to drive in Asdrubal Cabrera and Jay Bruce singled to score Cespedes. Bruce singled in the fifth inning to drive in Michael Conforto. Jose Reyes scored in the eighth inning on a Travis d’Arnaud single.

Jacob deGrom (12-3, 3.30) allowed two runs on five hits and two walks in eight innings with eight strikeouts. Hunter Renfroe hit two solo home runs: the first landed on the roof of the Western Metal Supply Company building in the seventh inning and the second was to dead center in the ninth inning. Carlos Asuaje doubled to drive in Jose Pirela in the eighth inning.

Tonight Jhoulys Chacin (9-7, 4.26) starts against Seth Lugo (4-2, 4.05) with first pitch set for 7:10pm PDT.
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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during a Sunday afternoon at a Mother’s Day champagne brunch. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (13-19) scored fewer runs than the New York Mets (19-11), 4-3, in the final game of four at Petco Park yesterday afternoon, splitting the series at two games apiece.

Andrew Cashner (2-3, 4.93) left after five innings with cramping in right hamstring, after giving up three runs on nine hits and a walk with just one strikeout. Kevin Plawecki scored on a Eric Campbell single, who then was brought home by an Asdrubal Cabrera single, all with two outs in the first inning. Yoenis Cespedes led off the third inning with a solo home run to left field. Cabrera hit an RBI single in the sixth inning to score Matt Harvey.

Harvey (3-4, 4.50) allowed two runs on four hits and two walk while striking out ten in six innings. Christian Bethancourt put the Padres on the board with a two-run home run deep to left field with Alexei Ramirez on first and one out in the fifth inning. Bethancourt later scored the Padres’ third and final run on a balk with Alex Dickerson up to bat in the seventh inning.

The Padres travel to Chicago to take on the Cubs (24-6) for three games starting tonight at 5:05pm PDT. Cesar Vargas (0-1, 1.10) gets the start this evening against Jon Lester (3-1, 1.58).

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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 (13-18) scored fewer runs than the New York Mets (18-11), 6-3, in game three of four at Petco Park.

James Shields (1-5, 3.60) pitched six innings, allowing four runs on five hits (Including two two-run home runs. More on those in a bit) and five walks with eight strikeouts. Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-out, two-run home run in the first inning. In the second inning, Bartolo Colon (Yes, that Bartolo Colon) hit a two-out, two-run home run, his first career home run. He’s 42 years old and the oldest player to hit the first home run of his Major League career. The Mets added two more runs with one out in the ninth inning with back-to-back solo home runs off Carlos Villanueva by David Wright and Michael Conforto.

Colon (3-1, 2.82) gave up three runs in six and two-thirds innings on six hits and a walk with five strikeouts. Jon Jay hit a three-run home run with one out in the third inning to score Derek Norris and Shields. That was it.

Oh, I nearly forgot. Jemile Weeks left the game with a right hamstring strain and had to be helped off the field. So…

Today has Andrew Cashner (2-2, 4.85) getting the start against Matt Harvey (2-4, 4.76) starting at 1:40pm PDT.

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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 (13-17) scored more runs than the New York Mets (17-11), 2-0, in the second game of four at Petco Park last night. The win was the first shutout of the season for Friars.

Drew Pomeranz (3-3, 2.12) allowed just one hit and three walks with five strikeouts over five innings. Kevin Quackenbush, Ryan Buchter, Brandon Maurer, and Fernando Rodney each pitched a scoreless inning of relief.

Noah Syndergaard (2-2, 2.58) pitched six innings, allowing both Padres’ runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five. Matt Kemp hit a sacrifice fly to score Jon Jay in the first inning. Jay hit an RBI single in the fifth inning to score Jemile Weeks.

Tonight starting at 5:40pm PDT, James Shields (1-4, 3.23) takes the mound against Bartolo Colon (2-1, 2.56).

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

The Padres (12-17) scored more runs than the New York Mets (17-10) last night, 5-3, at Petco Park in the first of four games.

Colin Rea (3-1, 3.82) allowed just a walk to David Wright in the first inning and had a no-hitter going through six and two-thirds innings. Yoenis Cespedes hit a ground ball single to right field with two outs in the seventh to deny the Padres their first no-hitter in their history. In the ninth inning, Rea gave up a leadoff solo home run to Curtis Granderson. He was relieved by Brad Hand, who walked Wright and then retired Michael Conforto before surrendering a two-run home run to Cespedes. Fernando Rodney then came in and got the last two outs for his seventh save. Rea left having pitched eight innings and allowing one run on three hits and a walk with five strikeouts.

Jacob deGrom (3-1, 1.99) gave up three runs on eight hits and a walk with two strikeouts in five innings pitched. Wil Myers hit a solo home run with one out in the first inning. Derek Norris was a triple short of the cycle, hitting a double in the second inning and scoring on Rea’s RBI single. In the third inning, Alexei Ramirez doubled to bring Brett Wallace home. Norris hit a solo home run with one out in the sixth inning, followed by an RBI-double by Jon Jay to score Jemile Weeks on a throwing error by Conforto.

Tonight’s second game of the series at 7:40pm has Drew Pomeranz (2-3, 2.48) up against Noah Syndergaard (2-1, 2.51).

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The natives have become quite restless.

As the 2015 off-season enters the 2nd half of it’s 2nd month, while it has seemed like nearly every major transaction of this winter hot stove season has involved one of the other teams in the NL West, the Padres have basically the same holes with which they entered the off-season. They’ve made some moves, yes, but because those have been moves meant to add depth, clear payroll, and rebuild the team’s depleted farm system, there has been little done to add to the major league roster for 2016. After last off-season, everyone is waiting for the sequel to start.

The phrase of the year appears to be “contend and rebuild.” The Padres, wary of losing revenue in the short-term for what could be a better chance at success in the long-term, are unwilling as an ownership group to commit to a complete tear down and rebuild, such as what we’ve seen recently from the Astros and the Cubs. The club’s majority/minority owner Peter Seidler, by way of the Union-Tribune’s Dennis Lin this past summer, and brought back to the forefront by Chris from Padres Public’s own The Sacrifice Bunt just last week, is talking about “competing year after year after year.” Whether you fear or hope for a complete rebuild, this is not ownership’s vision for the franchise.

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More Than A Day
By Karl Fuchs

As Thanksgiving Day rolls around,
It brings up some facts, quite profound.
We may think that we’re poor,
Feel like bums, insecure,
But in truth, our riches astound.

We have friends and family we love;
We have guidance from heaven above.
We have so much more
Than they sell in a store,
We’re wealthy, when push comes to shove.

So add up your blessings, I say;
Make Thanksgiving last more than a day.
Enjoy what you’ve got;
Realize it’s a lot,
And you’ll make all your cares go away.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday of the year.  Last year, we gathered at The Bar to share a little of what we were thankful for.

This year I decided to do my own, mostly because I didn’t think of it in time to ask everyone else.

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