I was a bad fan on Tuesday night, watching just a couple innings here and listening to a couple innings there, but I didn't miss much. I did somehow manage to catch all of the scoring since both the Padres and Brewers scored in the fourth and sixth innings; unfortunately Milwaukee scored twice in the top of sixth and the Padres answered with only one run in their half, giving the game its final score of 3-2.
Milwaukee copped their first lead when Hernan Perez smacked a one-hopper over the right field fence on Luis Perdomo's first pitch of the fourth inning, promptly stole third base, then came home on -- what else -- a wild pitch. The Padres didn't trail for long as Derek Norris hit a two-out single to score Jabari Blash, who was on second thanks to a walk and his first stolen base of the year.
That 1-1 tie lasted until the sixth, when Ryan Braun jumped on Perdomo's first pitch of the frame and put the Brewers up for good. Perez followed with a single, then scored when Chris Carter doubled on -- brace yourself -- Perdomo's first pitch. If you're keeping track at home, that's all three Milwaukee runs due to Brewers batters getting right on Perdomo's initial offering.
Jabari Blash added his first major league RBI to his run from earlier when he singled home Wil Myers in the bottom of the sixth, but that was all she wrote on the scoring front. Blash had the best day of his career thus far, setting a new personal high with a pair of hits, bringing him to six total. His 2-4 showing raised his batting average from .129 to .176. Now that he has his first RBI, steal, and multi-hit game out of the way, his next milestone to reach for is his first home run.
The Padres' other Rule 5 pick performing in this game did well for himself too. Former run-pinata Luis Perdomo has really settled in and shown massive signs of growth since being pressed into the starting rotation. He went 6.2 innings, allowing just the three runs on 10 hits and four walks, racking up six strikeouts in the process. It wasn't his best performance, but it was still a far cry better than the Perdomo we saw earlier in the year who would allow three runs before he even tied his shoes.
These two teams will meet again Wednesday afternoon for the rubber match. Edwin Jackson's first pitch is scheduled for 12:40pm PDT; he'll be going up against Junior Guerra.