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 (23-37) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (36-25), 7-4, last night at Chase Field.

Luis Perdomo (0-3, 5.47) pitched four innings, giving up five runs on five hits and four walks with one strikeout. In the third inning, a three-run home run by Jake Lamb and a two-run home run by Brandon Drury was all the Diamondbacks would need. But David Peralta scored on a wild pitch to Lamb and Lamb’s single drove in Paul Goldschmidt in the seventh inning.

Zack Greinke (8-3, 3.20) surrendered three runs on seven hit and a walk in five innings while striking out eight. Yangervis Solarte hit a solo home run in the first inning. Franchy Cordero tripled and scored on Solarte’s single in the third inning. Cordero’s single drove in Jose Pirela in the fifth inning. Pirela’s eight inning single drove in Allen Cordoba.

The series finale this afternoon at 12:40pm PDT will pit Clayton Richard (4-6, 4.36) against Patrick Corbin (4-6, 5.43).
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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 (8-13) scored less runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (13-8), 7-6, in first of four games at Chase Field.

Jhoulys Chacin (2-3, 5.90) gave up all seven Diamondbacks’ runs on eight hits and two walk while striking out six in six innings. David Peralta hit a solo home run in the first inning. Jake Lamb scored on a Yasmany Tomas double in the fourth inning. In the fifth inning, the Diamondbacks loaded the bases and Chris Owings hit the first grand slam of his Major League career. Tomas scored on Chris Herrmann‘s single in the sixth inning.

Zack Greinke (2-2, 2.93) also pitched six innings, but only allowed one run on six hits and no walks with eleven strikeouts. Yangervis Solarte scored on an Austin Hedges sacrifice fly in the sixth inning. In the seventh inning Jabari Blash scored on Manuel Margot‘s grounder and Wil Myers hit a three-run home run with Erick Aybar & Margot on base. Hedges hit a solo home run in the eighth inning.

Tonight, Clayton Richard (2-2, 3.04) takes on Patrick Corbin (1-3, 3.27) in the second game of the series starting at 6:40pm 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 (6-10) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (10-6) last night at Petco Park, 1-0.

Jhoulys Chacin (2-2, 4.70) pitched eight shutout innings, with three hits and a walk while striking out five. Brandon Maurer gave up a leadoff single in the ninth inning to A.J. Pollock, but retired the next three batters for the save.

Zack Greinke (1-2, 3.28) matched Chacin for seven and a third innings, giving up a solo home run with one out in the eighth inning to Erick Aybar for the only run. Greinke finished five hits and a walk with six strikeouts over eight innings pitched.

Tonight, starting at 6:10pm PDT, Clayton Richard (1-2, 3.60) gets the start against Patrick Corbin (1-2, 2.81) in the series finale at Petco Park.

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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 were drinking.

The Padres (64-88) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (64-88), 3-2, last night in the finale of their three-game series and the Diamondbacks last appearance of 2016 at Petco Park.

Luis Perdomo (8-10, 5.59) allowed three runs on five hits and no walks in seven innings while striking out two. All three runs came from Paul Goldschmidt home runs — a solo bomb in the first inning and a two-run shot in the sixth inning.

Zack Greinke (13-7, 4.37) gave up two runs on two hits and four walks while striking out seven in six innings. Wil Myers hit a two-run home run with Jon Jay on base in the third inning. The game featured the Major League debuts of Carlos Asuaje, Hunter Renfroe, and Manuel Margot for the Friars.

The San Francisco Giants (80-72) make their final trip to Petco Park of 2016 in the first of a four-game series starting tonight. Christian Friedrich (5-10, 4.78) gets the start tonight against Jeff Samardzija (11-10, 3.97) beginning at 7:10pm 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 (52-70) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (50-72), 7-4, in 10 innings last night at Petco Park.

Jarred Cosart (0-1, 4.54) pitched five and two-thirds innings, surrendering one run on eight hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. Chris Owings singled in the second inning to drive in Yasmany Tomas. In the seventh inning, a double-steal by Jean Segura and Paul Goldschmidt resulted in a throwing error by Derek Norris, allowing Segura to cross the plate. Segura’s single in the eighth inning drove in Owings and Rickie Weeks Jr.

Zack Greinke (11-4, 4.21) gave up two runs on seven hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in seven innings pitched. Christian Bethancourt‘s single brought Ryan Schimpf home in the second inning. Bethancourt scored in the seventh inning on a Nick Noonan sacrifice fly. In the eighth inning, Schimpf hit a two-run home run. Schimpf won the game in the tenth inning with a three-run home run. Schimpf ended his night 4-for-5 with two doubles and two home runs.

Clayton Richard (0-2, 5.75) gets the start in tonight’s game versus Robbie Ray (6-11, 4.47). First pitch is set for 5:40pm 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 (20-30) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (22-29) last night, 8-7, in game two of three at Chase Field.

Cesar Vargas (0-3, 5.03) lasted just one and two-thirds innings, giving up seven runs on six hits and two walks with a strikeout. Jake Lamb singled to score Michael Bourn in the first inning. In the second, the Diamondbacks scored six runs. Singles by Chris Owings and Zack Greinke and a Nick Ahmed walk loaded the bases with no outs. Jean Segura hit a sacrifice fly to score Owings, Bourn singled to plate Greinke and Ahmed, and Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run home run. A wild pitch in the fifth inning by Luis Perdomo to Brandon Drury allowed Lamb to come home for the Diamondbacks’ eighth run and final run of the game.

Greinke (6-3, 4.71) pitched six innings, giving up four runs on six hits and a walk while striking out two. Matt Kemp put the Padres on the board with a solo home run with two outs in the first inning. Greinke then effectively shut the Padres down until the sixth inning, when an RBI double by Jon Jay scored Alexi Amarista. After a walk by Wil Myers and Kemp’s pop fly out, Jay scored on an RBI double by Yangervis Solarte. Myers scored on a Melvin Upton Jr. sacrifice fly. In the ninth inning, Solarte scored when Derek Norris reached on a two-base throwing error. Norris and Upton later scored on a pinch-hit single by Hector Sanchez.

This afternoon’s series finale pits Drew Pomeranz (4-4, 1.70) against Archie Bradley (1-0, 7.84) at 1:10pm 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 (3-8) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (4-7) last night, 3-2, in the first of three games at Petco Park.

James Shields (0-2, 4.05) pitched seven innings, striking out six while giving up two runs on six hits and four walks. Welington Castillo hit a solo home run to lead off the second inning. Shields shut out the Diamondbacks until two outs in the seventh inning, when Nick Ahmed‘s RBI double to right field brought Yasmany Tomas home. Fernando Rodney was saddled with the loss after giving up the eventual winning run in the ninth inning on a Phil Gosselin infield single.

Zack Greinke (0-2, 6.75) pitched seven and a third innings, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out five. Alexei Ramirez‘s two-out single in the second inning to score Cory Spangenberg put the Padres on the board. And Alexi Amarista hit a single to left field in the fourth inning to tie the game at two.

Hey, at least they didn’t get shut out. Again. Right? RIGHT?

Tonight’s second game has Andrew Cashner (0-1, 8.00) taking the mound against Shelby Miller (0-1, 8.18) at 5:40pm PDT.

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

The Padres (74-87) scored fewer runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (91-70) last night at Dodger Stadium, 2-1. The loss guaranteed a top-10 protected pick in next year’s draft. So, they’ve got that going for them. Which is nice.

Robbie Erlin (1-2, 4.76) pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits and no walks with four strikeouts. Justin Turner hit a solo home run with two outs in the first inning. In the fourth inning, back-to-back singles by Howie Kendrick and Turner led to Kendrick scoring on a double play groundout by Adrian Gonzalez.

Zack Greinke (19-3, 1.66) struck out eight in eight innings, allowing the one run on an Austin Hedges solo home run in the fifth inning. The Padres managed just four hits and a walk off Greinke.

In the season finale this afternoon, Frank Garces (0-0, 5.00) will start the game against Clayton Kershaw (16-7, 2.16) in what is being called “Bullpen Day.” In that the Padres’ bullpen will have to combine to throw a full nine inning game, at the very least. First pitch is scheduled for 12:10pm PDT.

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Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking, then watching Summer Sky Blast from outside your pub.

People often talk about a game having a playoff feel.  If you were one of the 43,525 at last night’s San Diego/Los Angeles game, you’ve now experienced a regular season game with a playoff feel. Tense, well pitched, and an entertaining 2 hr 30 min event.  Thanks to Justin Upton‘s first HR since 24 May, the Padres (32-32) nipped the Dodgers (36-26) 2-1.

San Diego scratched out a run in the first.  Will Venable hustled himself into a one-out ground ball double to right-center.  Upton grounded to second base, moving Will to third.  Matt Kemp – who still doesn’t look comfortable at the plate, and didn’t get a ball out of the infield all night – hit a little nubber that Zack Greinke fielded, then handcuffed Adrian Gonzalez with his throw.  Venable scored, Kemp got an RBI and a free base, and the Padres led.

Ian Kennedy made it stand up until the third, when he grooved a 3-1 fastball to Yasmani Grandal that was promptly deposited in the RF seats.  Grandal’s solo shot tied the game at one.  It stayed that way until Upton’s heroics in the eighth.  Hilariously, Dodger Manager Don Mattingly asked for a review of Upton’s 409′ blast, claiming a fan interfered with the ball before it cleared the wall.  Nay, Nay, Moosebreath.  The umps took 42 seconds to deny the request.

A couple of other plays of note.  Kennedy bounced a pitch to Derek ‘NorrisaurusRex’ Norris (when you’re doing it all the Rex gets capitalized) with Justin Turner at first.  Turner broke on the ball in the dirt.  Unfortunately for him, Norris picked it clean and threw him out by 4 feet.  No caught stealing on the play because he hadn’t broken for second when Kennedy started his motion.  In the fifth, Cory Spangenberg managed to get hit by Alexi Amarista‘s slow roller to second.  I think Spangenberg was trying to get in Howie Kendrick‘s way so he couldn’t make the play.  Oops.  Spangy was called out on runner interference.  Interestingly, by rule Amarista gets credited for a single.  I did not know this rule.

Greinke recorded all 3 assists in the eighth. In the top of fifth, the first 3 balls hit all went Upton’s way (two fly balls sandwiched around a single).  Maybe only I find that kind of silly stuff interesting.

Craig Kimbrel came on in the ninth and staged an epic battle with Yasiel Puig.  Puig fouled off several pitches, including a wicked 88 MPH curveball he just barely reached.  The longer that AB went, the more you felt like Puig would win; and sure enough, on the 8th pitch, he bounced a ground ball up the middle for a base hit.  Up came everyone’s favorite villian, Adrian.  Dodger fans rose to their feet in anticipation …. and got a 1-6-3 DP instead.  Kimbrel blew down Kendrick to preserve the win.

The two teams square off in the rubber game today at 1:10.  James Shields (7-0, 3.79) will face Mike Bolsinger (4-1, 2.08).

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

The Padres (20-23) scored fewer runs, 2-1, than the Los Angeles Dodgers (25-16) last night in the first of three games at Dodger Stadium.

Andrew Cashner (1-7, 2.89) did not figure in the decision after only allowing one unearned run in six innings on five hit and a walk with three strikeouts. Joaquin Benoit earned the loss after Joc Pederson hit a solo home run with one out in the eighth inning.

Zack Greinke (5-1, 1.48) also did not get a decision, as he was pulled with two outs in the eighth inning after allowing a run on a double by Will Venable to score Derek Norris from second base. Greinke left the game with the one run on six hits, one walk, and five strikeouts.

Tonight at 7:10pm PDT pits Ian Kennedy (2-3, 6.75) against Mike Bolsinger (2-0, 1.04) in the second game of the series.

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