Nationals 6, Padres 0: Everybody Sucked Today

Eric Stults hides his face in shame. - Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

I'm pretty sure the Padres lost this one because they drafted Johnny Manziel. I read it on Twitter, so it must be true.

It can be hard to tell sometimes if the Padres offense stinks or if the pitching is just that good. The Nationals' Jordan Zimmermann is good, but is he really the kind of pitcher that throws a two-hit complete game shutout while striking out an even dozen? Since this was only his sixth career complete game and third career shutout, I'm going to say the Padres are just that bad. Of course, it wasn't just the offense that sucked. Eric Stults allowed four runs in his 2.1 innings on the mound, and Tim Stauffer allowed two of the runners he inherited from Stults to come around. There's a reason the southpaw is hated by 3 out of 4 Padres fans.

The boys have a day off to regroup tomorrow before Ian Kennedy takes the mound in Philadelphia. First pitch at 4:05 PM.

Roll Call Info
Total comments 104
Total commenters 12
Commenter list Darklighter, Friar Fever, Hormel, Ivan Verastica, Section 135, Senor_Lumpy, TheThinGwynn, abara, hashtagtroll, jodes0405, recorddigger, walkoff59
Story URLs

Friar Fever led the comments, with abara picking up a thread-leading pair of recs.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Gaslamp Ball

You must be a member of Gaslamp Ball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Gaslamp Ball. You should read them.

Join Gaslamp Ball

You must be a member of Gaslamp Ball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Gaslamp Ball. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker