The good news is that thanks to Ryan Schimpf, the Padres have extended their streak of avoiding a shutout to 32 games. The bad news is basically everything else. Austin Hedges continues to show defensive problems, as he committed his fourth error of the season trying to pick off Franklin Gutierrez at third. Clayton Richard got tagged for five runs in five innings, and Miguel Diaz had a disastrous ninth inning, completely throwing the game away.
The fourth inning was more than enough to sink the Friars. Justin Turner led off with a single, and Clayton Richard issued Gutierrez one of the six walks he allowed in his five frames. Cody Bellinger scored Turner, and then Gutierrez came home on the Hedges error. Bellinger stole third, and Yasiel Puig knocked him in with a single. Those three runs were enough to secure the a win for the Dodgers, as the Padres were almost completely ineffective against 2011 SBNation NL Cy Young Award co-winner Clayton Kershaw. Of course, the dirtbags did get a few more runs.
But Ryan Schimpf kept the goose egg away, digging out a low slider from Kershaw and sending it over the center field fence.
Trevor Cahill will try to avoid the sleep when he takes the mound at 1:40 PM tomorrow.