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

The Padres (7-11) scored fewer runs than the St Louis Cardinals (9-8), 11-2, in the second of three games at Petco Park last night. In his return to San Diego since being traded for Jon Jay, Jedd Gyorko took a dump on the Padres’ lawn in a big way. Gyorko started at third base for the Cardinals and went 3-for-5 with a three-run home run to left field in the eighth inning.

Padres starting pitcher Cesar Vargas (0-0, 1.80) pitched five innings, giving up just one run on five hits and three walks while striking out three. Stephen Piscotty hit a solo home run in the sixth inning off Vargas. Kevin Quackenbush got the loss in relief after giving up two runs in one and a third innings. Brad Hand gave up another run while not recording an out in the seventh inning. Carlos Villanueva threw a gas can into the fire, giving up a pinch-hit three-run home run to Jeremy Hazelbaker in the seventh inning and Gyorko’s bomb.

Michael Wacha (2-0, 2.82) gave up both Padres’ runs on four hits and four walks in six innings pitched. Wil Myers scored on a Melvin Upton Jr. sacrifice fly in the first inning. And an Alexei Ramirez sacrifice fly in the sixth inning scored Matt Kemp.

This afternoon the series wraps up with Colin Rea (1-1, 5.51) taking the mound against Mike Leake (0-2, 5.71) at 1:40pm PDT.


Vargas’ sharp debut spoiled by shaky bullpen — Jay Paris and Tim Powers (

After Vargas’ debut, Padres bullpen crumbles – Dennis Lin (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Gyorko, Hazelbaker hit 3-run homers in Cardinals’ 11-2 win — Bernie Wilson (The Associated Press)

Hazelbaker’s homer ignites 11-2 runaway against Padres — Derrick Goold (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

MLB Box Score


San Diego Padres starter Cesar Vargas, making his major league debut, pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 23, 2016, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)



Upton Jr.’s sacrifice fly

Norris catches Piscotty stealing

Holliday’s bat gets stuck

Ramirez’s go-ahead sacrifice fly

Gyorko’s long three-run homer

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