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 (18-32) scored fewer runs than the Washington Nationals (29-18), 5-1, last night in the first of three games at Nationals Park.

Luis Perdomo (0-2, 5.61) gave up three runs on six hits and two walks in six innings while striking out six. Trea Turner hit a leadoff home run in the first inning. Michael Taylor hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning. And Bryce Harper hit a monstrous two-run home run into the right field upper deck in the seventh inning.

Max Scherzer (5-3, 2.77) was on fire, giving up just three hits and two walks with thirteen strikeouts in eight and two-thirds innings. The lone Padres’ run came on a Ryan Schimpf solo home run in the fourth inning. The Padres did load the bases in the ninth inning off Scherzer, but Koda Glover struck out pinch-hitter Hunter Renfroe to end the game.

This afternoon, Clayton Richard (3-5, 4.31) starts the second game of the series against Stephen Strasburg (5-1, 3.28) with first pitch scheduled for 1:05pm PDT.


Recaps

Schimpf homers, but Padres stifled in loss – Jamal Collier and AJ Cassavell (MLB.com)

Padres flail as Max Scherzer strikes out 13 – Dennis Lin (The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Scherzer pitches into 9th, Nationals defeat Padres 5-1 – Jake Seiner (The Associated Press)

Max Scherzer (mostly) spares the bullpen as Nats stifle Padres, 5-1 – Jorge Castillo (The Washington Post)

MLB Box Score


Photos

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws during the third inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Nationals Park, Friday, May 26, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Washington Nationals’ Trea Turner hits a double during the third inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Nationals Park, Friday, May 26, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

San Diego Padres’ Ryan Schimpf hits a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Friday, May 26, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Washington Nationals’ Michael Taylor, center, celebrates his two-run home run with this teammates during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Nationals Park, Friday, May 26, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)


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Turner smacks a leadoff home run to center

Schimpf clubs a solo home run to right

Taylor drills two-run homer into left-center

Harper belts two-run homer to the upper deck

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