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

The Padres (54-68) scored fewer runs than the Washington Nationals (73-47), 7-1, last night at Petco Park.

Luis Perdomo (6-8, 4.93) gave up five runs (three earned) in six innings on six hit and three walks while striking out five. Howie Kendrick led off the game with a home run in the first inning. Matt Wieters scored in the second inning on a single by Michael Taylor that Padres’ shortstop Dusty Coleman threw away trying to get Wieters at second base. A single by Adam Lind drove in Anthony Rendon in the sixth inning. Andrew Stevenson scored on Alejandro De Aza‘s sacrifice fly and De Aza scored on a single by Kendrick in the seventh inning. Kendrick scored again in the ninth inning on a single by Daniel Murphy and a sacrifice double play by Rendon scored Wilmer Difo.

Matt Grace (1-0, 3.96) started in place of Max Scherzer, who was scratched and placed on the disabled list with a sore neck. Grace pitched four and a third innings, shutting the Padres out on two hits and a walk with one strikeout. Coleman hit a solo home run off Shawn Kelley in the fifth inning for the Padres lone run

Travis Wood (2-4, 6.46) gets the start tonight against Stephen Strasburg (10-3, 3.25) with the game time set to begin at 5:40pm PDT.


Coleman’s homer lone spark in loss to NatsAJ Cassavell and Nathan Ruiz (

Scherzer scratched, but Padres hurt themselves in loss to NationalsDennis Lin (The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Grace replaces Scherzer, Nationals beat Padres 7-1 – Bernie Wilson (The Associated Press)

Ryan Zimmerman’s eighth-inning home run lifts Nats past Padres, 2-1 – Jorge Castillo (The Washington Post)

MLB Box Score / Fangraphs


Washington Nationals starting pitcher Matt Grace works against a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Washington Nationals center fielder Michael Taylor makes the catch for the out on San Diego Padres’ Yangervis Solarte during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

San Diego Padres’ Dusty Coleman gets showered with sunflower seeds from left fielder Jose Pirela after hitting a home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)



Asuaje’s smooth glove flip

Taylor’s amazing homer robbery

Coleman’s tape-measure jack

Solarte recovers to nab Murphy

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