It's a bummer of a position to be in at this point in the season, but as the Padres drop another to a team they are more than capable of beating, and the losing streak continues, the hopes of an offseason experience start to dwindle. The easy-pickin's Phillies gave the Friars more trouble tonight and not much was done about it.
Colin Rae made another start today, this time bumping us ERA up a tiny bit. Rae wasn't spittin' hot fire or anything, but only gave up four earned runs over the course of five innings. He strike out four Phils and walked two, and gave up all the scoring from a two-run HR in the second inning and an RBI-single and RBI-double in the fourth. The bullpen didn't add on to that lead for the Phillies, but the lineup didn't catch up either.
Scoring came from Yonder Alonso in the top of the fourth, when he singled to knock in Matt Kemp. Melvin Upton Jr. followed shortly after with an RBI-single of his own. The last run of the night was credited to Jedd Gyorko, but the Padres' three fell to the Phillies four. Despite the 8 hits for the Pads, 8 fellas were left on base and only 3 of the 10 opportunities to knock them in were taken advantage of.
Let's try not to get swept by the Phillies tomorrow, as 2015 veteran James Shields takes on newcomer Alec Asher. The righties will duel early in the day tomorrow, so let's keep the faith that the Padres will make our Sunday a happy one.
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