The Padres have been very good at one thing this season: Holding the opposition to three runs or less. They have also been very bad at another thing: Scoring more than three runs. Tonight, both of those trends collided for a spectacularly awful loss.
Despite Eric Stults posting six and a third inning holding the offense-heavy Rockies to three runs, Tyler Matzek - the Colorado rookie - handled the Friars like it was nothing, striking out six for a three-hit complete game shutout. That makes the 47th time the Padres have been held to one run or less.
San Diego only had three opportunities in which runners in scoring position could have even done damage, and all three opportunities were lost. The only hits of the night was a single and double from Abraham Almonte, and little single from Rymer Liriano.
The good news is the nightmare of tonight is over, for now, and tomorrow we get to see Joe Wieland's lovable face for the first time in two and a half years.
The Padres weren't favored statistically, emotionally, or physically tonight at all.
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TheThinGwynn summed up the sorry-ass game with 3 recs in what's probably a season-low as far as game threads go. Let's get 'em next time guys, yeah?