Snakes Storm Past Padres 6-1

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Padres lose in the desert as a dust storm swept past the domed home of the Diamondbacks.

The game started promising. It began with the red hot Will Venable singling to ignite a rally. An Alexi Amarista infield hit and a ground ball would-be-double-play ball by Yonder Alonso was muffed by Didi Gregorius and let Venable come around to score the first run. Staked to a 1-0 lead, the Padres had the lately reliable Tyson Ross on the indoors hill. The Padres also made some great defensive plays in the first couple innings.

The promising start did not end with a good result for the Friars. Ross looked a little shaky early and that didn't bode well at the hitters park that is Chase Field. It wasn't until the 4th inning that things got rough though. The Snakes' slugger Paul Goldschmidt hit a near HR that turned into an RBI triple that drove in Adam Eaton. Eaton had been hit by a Ross pitch to get on base, a sign of Ross' aforementioned shakiness. Arizona would take the lead on a Martin Prado sac fly and never look back.

Ross made it through 6 full innings getting tagged for 4 runs before needing relief in the middle of the 7th. Hynes and Bass came on and got some ground balls that could have been run saving. However instead they resulted in 2 more runs both unearned due to a missed catch error by Nick Hundley. The game would end 6-1.

Reymond Fuentes made his major league debut, but went 0 for 3 with a strikeout. In the outfield he looked rangy and we should all be excited to see more of him out there. He empty stat sheet at the plate was duplicated by many Padres hitters as the bats seem to be taking a siesta the last couple of days. Venable got his 2 hits, but Amarista, Chase Headley and Tyson Ross were the only others to hit there way aboard. Hopefully the alarm clock goes off tomorrow for the sticks when Ian Kennedy faces his former team.

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