So the bad news is that the Padres lost today, and it was the 4000th defeat in franchise history. The good news is that the Dodgers won't return to Petco Park again this season. Andrew Cashner had a decent enough start, holding LA to two runs in six innings, but another quiet day from the offense and one critical error by Nick Vincent put this game firmly in the L column.
Cash got off to a pretty sloppy start, walking Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez before beaning Justin Turner to load the bases with one out in the first. A sacrifice fly from Andre Ethier put the Dodgers on top early. The Friars got that run back in the third when Jedd Gyorko hit his thirteenth home run of the year. But that was all they'd get, and LA went back on top in the sixth. Turner led off with a double to left. Ethier followed that with a single, but Turner held at second. It was A.J. Ellis who would bring Turner home with a single to left, giving the Dodgers the only lead they would need.
But they got some insurance gifted to them in the seventh. Marcos Mateo took over for Cashner and started the inning by plunking Scott Schebler. Jimmy Rollins bunted him over to second, and then Crawford struck out. Things were looking good, but then Adrian singled and Pat Murphy brought in Vincent. Turner singled off Vincent to load the bases. And that should have been the end of the inning, as Ethier hit a dribbler down the first base line, but Vincent airmailed the throw to first allowing all three baserunners to score. And that was that.
Ian Kennedy will try to avoid the 4001st loss when he toes the rubber at 1:10 PM tomorrow.