THEY DID IT! After 23 scoreless innings to start the season, the Padres finally scored in the sixth inning of their third game of the 2016 season. But the home plate umpire disagreed, and after a review, the incorrect call stood.
With Matt Kemp on first base and Cory Spangenberg on third with one out, Wil Myers hit a grounder to Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who fired home to catcher A.J. Ellis. Spangenberg's foot CLEARLY touched the plate before Ellis applied a tag, despite Ellis blocking the plate with his foot and not allowing Spangenberg a lane. Nevertheless, Spangenberg was called out. Manager Andy Green immediately called for a review, and after a long conference, the call was upheld.
This is getting beyond ridiculous. The Padres have enough trouble scoring runs; they don't need any help not scoring. Maybe the umpires just want to be part of history; after 24 scoreless innings, the Padres are just two away from tying the MLB record of 26 to start a season.
(Update, like 40 minutes later: They didn't just tie the record; they broke it)