Sometimes things get a little fuzzy during a morning at Starbucks. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (49-65) scored fewer runs than the Pittsburgh Pirates (57-55), 4-0, in the series finale at PNC Park.

Christian Friedrich (4-8, 4.84) gave up four runs in six innings on nine hits and a walk with two strikeouts. David Freese‘s single in the first inning scored Josh Harrison for the first run. Freese doubled in the third inning to drive in Starling Marte and later scored on Gregory Polanco‘s single. In the fourth inning, Harrison singled to score Sean Rodriguez.

Jameson Taillon (3-2, 2.85) shutout the Padres with three hits and two walks while striking out four over eight innings. Nick Noonan made his first Major League start at shortstop and got his first Major League hit in the third inning. Noonan took second on a sacrifice bunt by Friedrich, Travis Jankowski walked, but Wil Myers grounded out to end the inning. In the ninth inning, Myers singled off Neftali Perez to lead off, took second on defensive indifference and Ryan Schimpf walked. Tony Watson came in to face Jabari Blash, who then struck out on three pitches to end the game. Those two innings were the closest the Padres came to getting on the board.

The Friars travel to New York to take on the Mets (57-57) for three games at Citi Field starting tonight at 4:10pm PDT. Paul Clemens (1-2, 4.61) gets the start against Logan Verrett (3-7, 4.66).


Padres’ bats can’t get going in finale vs. Bucs — Adam Berry and AJ Cassavell (

Pirates, Taillon shut out Padres in series-clincher — Dennis Lin (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Taillon pitches 3-hit ball for 8 innings, Pirates top Padres — Al Saunders (The Associated Press)

Taillon dominant as Pirates end homestand with victory against Padres — Bill Brink (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

MLB Box Score


The Pirates’ Josh Harrison celebrates a leadoff double in the first inning. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

The Pirates’ Sean Rodriguez gets into first base safely against the Padres’ Wil Myers in the fourth inning Thursday afternoon. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

San Diego Padres catcher Derek Norris, right, receives the throw from first baseman Wil Myers as Pittsburgh Pirates’ Eric Fryer attempts unsuccessfully to steal home after Pirates’ Josh Harrison intentionally got caught in a rundown between first and second during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Josh Harrison, bottom, tries unsuccessfully to get around San Diego Padres catcher Derek Norris after being caught in a rundown between third and home in the fourth inning a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)



Marte’s musical skills

Norris nabs Fryer at the plate

Norris tags Harrison in rundown

The Dark Web

(That guy just won’t let that bad joke die, will he?)

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