Other than hitting an abundant amount of home runs lately, the Padres don't seem to have much fortune on their side. The team was treated to a solid outing from their starter, and one of our favorite Friars with a crustacious last name hit another home run, but the Padres still walk away with the L.
Edwin Jackson put on yet another great performance, almost matching Max Scherzer inning for inning. Both starters gave up only 2 runs. Jackson lasted 6 to Scherzer's 7 innings. Something to note is that Jackson threw 87 strikes to 50 balls, and relied mostly on grounding out for 7 of his outs and popping Nats out for 3 of his other outs. Scherzer simply struck out 10. Both pitchers ended with the same result.
The key difference for the Padres was that Kevin Quackenbush ruined everything by giving up an RBI-triple in the bottom of the 9th, breaking the 2-2 tie.
That tie came from Ryan Schimpf and his, already, 8th home run. It was hit sooooooo hard.
Not enough to win, but pretty enough to replay four or five times until first pitch tomorrow against top prospect Lucas Giolito. A series win would be a nice consolation prize.