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.

The Padres (16-15) scored one more run than the Arizona Diamondbacks (13-15), 6-5, last night at Chase Field.

James Shields (4-0, 4.25) gave up all five D-Backs’ runs on four home runs in his six innings of work. Chris Owings, A.J. Pollock, Paul Goldschmidt, and David Peralta made Shields’ start an adventure.

Jeremy Hellickson (1-3, 5.20) didn’t figure into the decision, leaving after four and two-thirds innings with the score tied at five. Will Venable and Wil Myers each had a home run off of Hellickson. Venable and Myers both came one hit short of hitting for the cycle. Venable needed a double and Myers a triple. Neither one managed to become the first Padres player in history to do it, though.

Tonight at Chase Field, the third game of the series will match up Tyson Ross (1-3, 4.15) against Chase Anderson (0-1, 3.38). First pitch is scheduled for 5:10pm PDT.


Padres assert their Wil(l)s against D-backs — Barry Bloom and Steve Gilbert (

Wil(l)s save Shields, Padres — Jeff Sanders (UT San Diego)

Venable’s big hit helps Padres beat Diamondbacks 6-5 — Jose M. Romero (The Associated Press)

Rewind: Jeremy Hellickson struggles in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ loss to San Diego — Scott Bordow (

MLB Box Score



Myers’ solo blast

Myers snags liner

Spangenberg crushes triple

Venable’s laser solo shot

Kemp breaks bat over knee

Venable’s triple to left

Trumbo throws out Myers


San Diego Padres’ Will Venable slides into home plate to score a run as Arizona Diamondbacks’ Tuffy Gosewisch, left, waits for a late throw during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 8, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

San Diego Padres’ Wil Myers, right, rounds the bases after hitting a home run against Arizona Diamondbacks’ Jeremy Hellickson (58) during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 8, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The game summary in GIF form…

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  • Andrew

    all these home runs the opposition is hitting off the Padres pitching is bizarre. I know the power guys are going to hit them against whoever they’re facing, but the padres have been giving up homeruns to guys that rarely hit them out. why does it seem that all our pitchers are giving up the long ball at such an alarming rate? It reminds me of last year, when none of our position players were hitting, and we would keep saying that they would eventually come around. “they can’t hit this bad collectively for an entire season, can they?”. The answer: Yes. They can.

    I hope our pitchers can start missing bats more often.