Another big inning inflicts pain on the Padres, and the batting doesn’t catch up. Tonight, the Padres hoped to bounce back from a very crooked loss and managed to escape with a standard, albeit very LONG, loss. It wasn’t an ugly one, but it wasn’t pretty either.
The good: More runs! Yangervis Solarte led off the Padres scoring with a low solo homer to right field, his 5th of the season. Then, in the 3rd, he popped off an RBI-single to score Franchy Cordero. Later in the game, after the early lead was lost, Franchy would get an RBI-single of his own in the 5th, scoring Jose Pirela. Finally, you guessed it, Jose Pirela had an RBI-single in the 8th to score Alex Cordoba. That ended the RBI congo-line.
The bad: Brad Hand’s unfortunate 7th inning, while not game-deciding, was an unwelcome add-on to the loss. A single to David Peralta, a single to Paul Goldschmidt, then a steal and wild pitch to allow a run, then a walk to Jake Lamb followed by a sac fly with a close tag.
The ugly: Not the worst start Luis Perdomo had to offer, but certainly not a good one. In four innings, Perdomo gave up 5 hits for 5 earned runs, 2 of them home runs. He only struck out one (Goldschmidt in the first) and walked four. 5 runs were more than enough for the D-Backs to earn and keep a lead, which gave Luis the loss.
Clayton Richard gets the ball in tomorrow’s day-game series finale.