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.
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