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

The Padres (57-62) scored more runs than the Atlanta Braves (53-65) last night in the first of three games, 5-3. Jedd Gyorko started at shortstop for the first time since 2010 at West Virginia University.

Colin Rea (2-0, 4.22) got his second win after pitching five and two-thirds innings, allowing just two runs on five hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Former Padre Cameron Maybin hit a solo home run to lead off the fourth inning. Maybin later scored another run in the sixth inning on a single from A.J. Pierzynski. In the ninth inning, a single off Craig Kimbrel by another former Padre, Jace Peterson, drove in Nick Markakis for the Braves’ final run.

Williams Perez (4-4, 4.34) pitched six and a third innings, giving up four runs on seven hits and four walks with two strikeouts. In the second inning, Justin Upton and Yonder Alonso reached on a single and a ground-rule double, respectively. Derek Norris drove in Upton with a single, then reached second on a wild pitch to Will Venable. Venable then singled to right field scoring Alonso and Norris, who hustled and barely beat the throw home. Matt Kemp hit a solo home run with one out in the fifth inning. Alonso added a solo shot with two outs in the eighth inning.

Tonight, James Shields (8-5, 3.89) gets the start in the second game with former Padre Matt Wisler (5-2, 4.74) getting the start for the Braves. First pitch is set for 7:10pm PDT.


Rea, Kemp help lead Padres past Braves — Mark Bowman and Corey Brock (

Again, Padres support Rea in victory — Jeff Sanders (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Rookie Rea wins 2nd straight start for Padres, 5-3 vs Braves — Bernie Wilson (The Associated Press)

Braves lose 5-2 at San Diego as road woes continue — David O’Brien (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

MLB Box Score



Norris’ RBI infield single

Venable’s two-run single

Maybin’s solo blast

Gyorko’s diving stop

Peterson’s sliding stop

Kemp’s solo shot

J. Upton’s fantastic catch

Alonso’s solo homer

Peterson’s RBI single


San Diego Padres starting pitcher Colin Rea works against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

San Diego Padres’ Derek Norris, left, is safe at home as umpire Laz Diaz, center, watches a late tag from Atlanta Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski, right, in the second inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

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