Once more, the Padres tease fans with another potential walk-off and pull the rug from under us at the last second. Not to worry, though. We were treated to another Renfroe homer, we got to see a different below-average start from a new face.
Hunter Renfroe didn’t hit one up on the Western Metal building, but he absolutely bombed one for his 20th of the season.
Allen Cordoba hit his fourth homer of the season, a two-run shot to left center scoring Manuel Margot. In the fifth, Wil Myers recorded a sac fly to bring home Matt Szczur to tie the game 4-4. By the 9th, the Padres were rallying and mister Dusty Coleman popped off an RBI-double to bring home Cory Spangenberg.
Jose Torres and Phil Maton couldn’t hold down the fort and allowed a run a piece. The staff as a whole allowed 6 runs today, and despite the lineup pulling together 10 hits, they only had 4 runners in scoring position all game and capitalized on it once, leaving 5 stranded through 9 innings.
Not the *best* start for newcomer Kyle Lloyd. Four innings, 83 pitches, 4 earned runs. He struck out 2 and walked 2. But hey, if that’s the ugliest thing of this game, then the loss is one of the easier to swallow. Especially with fresh trade news in the air.