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

The Padres (19-19) scored just one run against the Washington Nationals (21-17) last night at Petco Park. And it only took them eight and two-thirds innings to do it, in the process of dropping the third of four games by a score of 4-1.

Andrew Cashner (1-7, 3.24) got in trouble early, giving up three runs in the first inning. Cashner gave up all four runs in his six innings on nine hits and two walks with six strikeouts.

Max Scherzer (4-3, 1.75), on the other hand, was perfect for the first three innings. Will Venable walked and Matt Kemp hit a single with one out in the fourth inning. The Friars managed to load the bases with two outs in the fourth, but Will Middlebrooks popped out to end the threat.

The lone Padres’ run came with two outs in the ninth inning, when Alexi Amarista drove in Justin Upton from second base with an opposite field single. But that was it.

This afternoon at 1:10pm PDT, Ian Kennedy (2-2, 5.92) takes the mound in the fourth and final game of the series against Stephen Strasburg (2-4, 6.06).


Cashner, offense come up short vs. Scherzer — Corey Brock and Bill Ladson (

Nationals dominate Padres again — Dennis Lin (UT San Diego)

Scherzer shuts down Padres to lead Nationals to 4-1 win — Bernie Wilson (The Associated Press)

Scherzer, Nationals silence Padres — James Wagner (The Washington Post)

MLB Box Score


“He wants to win like every other pitcher. … Every year is different. Mentally, he’s competing. His day will come when he gets his wins.”
Bud Black on Cashner’s win/loss record (Brock)



Amarista’s RBI single

Spangenberg’s dive helps get two


Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws to a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 16, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper, below, collides with San Diego Padres second baseman Cory Spangenberg, above, as he watches his throw to complete a double play during the fifth inning in a baseball game Saturday, May 16, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

The game summary in GIF form…

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