Jered Weaver is bad. We knew this already. We’ve been making jokes about his fastball (which Bartolo Colon could outrun) since before he was even signed. But giving up three home runs in one start is a special level of suck. The good news is that he stuck around long enough that Andy Green didn’t have to totally destroy the bullpen to make it through nine innings. He didn’t have much support from his offense, though. The Padres bats went a miserable 4-for-30 against the Diamondbacks, with starter Taijuan Walker striking out eleven in eight innings of work.
Half of the Friars’ hits came in the first inning, the only part of the game that looked remotely good. With two outs, Wil Myers lined a double into left, and Yangervis Solarte backed that up with his RBI single. That gave the good guys a lead, but it only lasted a couple innings. The first homer came in the third off Chris Owings. That solo shot tied things up, and then Yasmany Tomas hit a two-run bomb in the fourth that would end up providing the winning run. But just for good measure, Owings went yard again to kick us when we were already down. The Padres got one of those back when Ryan Schimpf dinged Walker in the seventh, but that was nowhere near enough.
The boys are on a less-than-happy flight to San Francisco, where they’ll play at 7:15 PM tomorrow night.