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

The Padres (1-2) were defeated by Adrian Gonzalez and the Los Angeles Dodgers (2-1), 7-4, last night. Seriously, Gonzalez pretty much was the Dodgers offense by himself, hitting three solo home runs and an RBI single to cap off his 4-for-4 night.

Andrew Cashner (0-1, 9.00) was hit hard, giving up all three of Gonzalez’s home runs. Cashner gave up six runs (five earned) on eight hits and three walks with six strikeouts in five innings. Dodgers starter Brandon McCarthy (1-0, 7.20) also pitched five innings, surrendering four runs on nine hits and a walk with nine strikeouts.

Justin Upton hit his first home run of the season with a two-run moon shot in the first inning, scoring Matt Kemp from first base. Will Middlebrooks added a solo home run in the sixth inning.

This afternoon is the home opener at Petco Park. Ian Kennedy (0-0, 0.00) gets the start against Tim Hudson (0-0, 0.00) and the San Francisco Giants at 3:40pm PDT.


Padres can’t answer after Cashner allows three homers to Gonzalez — Corey Brock and Ken Gurnick (

Gonzalez hits 3 HRs, beats Padres — Dennis Lin (UT San Diego)

Adrian Gonzalez hits three homers to power Dodgers to 7-4 win — Steve Dilbeck (Los Angeles Times)

Cashner serves up 3 homers in Padres’ 7-4 loss to Dodgers — Beth Harris (Associated Press)

MLB Box Score


“I didn’t locate much tonight. A lot of fastballs down the middle. Wasn’t really crisp. Some tough calls that could have gone either way, but I’ve still got to execute my pitches.”
Andrew Cashner (Lin)

“He’s a hitter. He’s a really polished, professional hitter who has power [and] the ability to hit for average, to use the whole field. He’s got power, he drives in runs. He does it all.”
Bud Black, before Gonzalez hit three home runs Wednesday (Brock/Gurnick)



Gonzalez’s four-hit game

Upton’s two-run blast

Upton snags liner

Myers’ running catch

Middlebrooks’ solo shot


Los Angeles Dodgers’ Adrian Gonzalez, left, points to the sky after hitting a home run against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Dodgers’ Howie Kendrick, right, is the on deck batter. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Adrian Gonzalez watches his solo home run in front of San Diego Padres catcher Derek Norris during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, April 8, 2015. It was Gonzalez’s third homer of the night. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

San Diego Padres center fielder Wil Myers has the ball bounce off his glove on a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Jimmy Rollins during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Rollins ended up at third on Myers’ error. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

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