Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an afternoon in the Park At The Park listening to a DJ set by Lil Jon. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (37-43) scored fewer runs than the Seattle Mariners (36-42) yesterday afternoon, 7-0, at Petco Park, dropping their third out of four games against the Mariners and giving Seattle possession of the Vedder Cup until at least next season.

The Padres offense once again sputtered behind a pretty good outing from James Shields (7-3, 4.14), who allowed two runs in five and two-thirds innings on four hits, four walks, and seven strikeouts. Robinson Cano hit a leadoff home run to left field in the sixth inning. And Cano knocked in the second run of the game with two outs in the seventh inning with a single to center field that scored Brad MillerDustin Ackley was then thrown out at home by Will Venable to end the inning.

The Mariners then scored another run in the eighth inning on an Austin Jackson sacrifice fly to bring Nelson Cruz in from third base. In the ninth inning, Mike Zunino scored on a Logan Morrison sacrifice fly, Cano then doubled to drive in Seth Smith, and Cruz hit his 20th home run to left field to plate the sixth and seventh Mariners’ runs.

Taijuan Walker (7-6, 4.34) allowed just one hit with seven strikeouts for the Mariners before he was pulled after the sixth inning due to an apparent injury.

The Padres travel to St Louis today to face the Cardinals () to start a ten-game road trip that leads into the All-Star break, mostly due to Comic-Con and all that comes with it. Which means there will not be a game at Petco for three weeks. Tyson Ross (5-7, 3.57) gets the call tonight at 4:15pm PDT at Busch Stadium against TBD, whom, one can only hope, is beatable.


Shields solid, but Padres’ bats struggle — Greg Johns and Beth Maiman (

Mariners blank Padres again — Kirk Kenney (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Murphy says he’s shocked struggling Padres are so tense — Bernie Wilson (The Associated Press)

MLB Box Score




Lil Jon stops by Padres Social Hour

Lil Jon’s first pitch

Shields snags liner

Amarista’s bat flies into dugout

Venable gets out at home


San Diego Padres starting pitcher James Shields follows through with a pitch in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Seattle Mariners shortstop Brad Miller makes the back hand stop on a hard grounder hit by San Diego Padres’ Yangervis Solarte in the second inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in San Diego. Miller got the out at first. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

San Diego Padres’ Justin Upton strikes out against the Seattle Mariners during the seventh inning of the Padres’ 7-0 loss to the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Game Summary In GIF Form

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