Well, we're eighteen innings into the 2016 season and the Padres have a measly four hits to their credit. It's not surprising that they struggled against one of the top pitchers in baseball, but being shut out by Scott Kazmir is downright embarrassing.
The good news is that the pitching was much more effective tonight. James Shields gave up six hits and one walk in six innings of work. He gave up three runs in that time, but at least one of them was on Jon Jay, who took a sloppy route to on a fly ball from Adrian Gonzalez. Even still, three runs shouldn't be insurmountable, and the bullpen did a great job by putting up three hitless innings.
So tonight's loss is really on the offense. Their two hits were lucky infield singles, and they didn't draw a single walk while striking out eleven times. They'll have to break this eighteen inning scoreless streak tomorrow to avoid an Opening Series sweep. Andrew Cashner will try to be the stopper at 6:10 tomorrow.