Luis Perdomo was firing on all cylinders. The cylinders were in a broken down Ford Pinto with a hive of wasps burrowed somewhere in the radiator. In 5 innings he threw 105 pitches and gave up 5 earned runs, one of 'em a 3-run home run with the game tied at 2-2. He walked 3, struck out 3, and buried the Padres offense by the end of the 5th.
The game started pretty well for the Pads, though, when Alex Dickerson hit an RBI-double and Jabari Blash hit an RBI-single. Blash is hitting .286 in August so far, and he hit his second home run of the season in the top of the 9th on an 0-2 count. Before that, Wil Myers hit his 22nd home run of the season.
Where did it go wrong?
The Padres would end up capping out at 4 runs for the night. Ya boi Clayton Richard held it down in the pen with an inning of scoreless pitching, walking two and striking out two. It's still weird as hell typing his name for the good guys in 2016. Leonel Campos and his cool braces also had an interesting scoreless inning.
The series is just getting started, though. Edwin Jackson and Ryan Vogelsong will be paired against each other and start Pt. 2 of the Pittsburgh-Padres matchup at PNC.
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