Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during a day at the office, watching the game on your vape breaks and in between staff meetings. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (3-7) scored fewer runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (5-5), 3-0, yesterday at Citizens Bank Park.

Drew Pomeranz (1-1, 3.27) gave up just two runs while striking out eight batters in six innings with three hits and three walks. Unfortunately, the Phillies’ Vince Velasquez (2-0, 0.00) pitched a complete game with sixteen strikeouts and no walks with three hits.

The game was over by the second inning, when Ryan Howard hit a leadoff home run. The Phillies added another run off Pomeranz in the sixth inning when Howard hit a sacrifice fly to plate Odubel Herrera. The Phillies’ third run came in the seventh inning on a wild pitch by reliever Carlos Villanueva.

Overall, yesterday’s game was a perfect storm of suck. The sputtering offense faced a dominant pitcher.

The Padres come home tonight for three games against the Arizona Diamondbacks (3-7). James Shields (0-2, 4.85) takes the hill against Zack Greinke (0-2, 9.90) at 7:40pm PDT. All we can truly hope for is that the Padres’ hitters don’t get distracted by the Diamondbacks’ hideous road uniforms.


Pomeranz notches 8 K’s in loss to Phils — Todd Zolecki and AJ Cassavell (

This time, Padres don’t avoid being shut out — Dennis Lin (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Vince Velasquez strikes out 16, Phillies beat Padres 3-0 — Rob Maaddi (The Associated Press)

Phillies’ Velasquez strikes out 16 in 3-hit shutout — Matt Gelb (Philadelphia Inquirer)

MLB Box Score


Philadelphia Phillies’ Vince Velasquez, right, is forced out at second base by San Diego Padres shortstop Alexei Ramirez on a fielder’s choice by Cesar Hernandez during the third inning of a baseball game, Thursday, April 14, 2016, in Philadelphia. Hernandez was safe at first. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Philadelphia Phillies’ Vince Velasquez pitches during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Thursday, April 14, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

San Diego Padres’ Drew Pomeranz pitches during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Thursday, April 14, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)



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