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Phillies 7, Padres 1: Oh thank god the All-Star break is here

MLB: San Diego Padres at Philadelphia Phillies Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Oh sweet merciful heaven, the All-Star break is finally here, and it couldn’t come a moment sooner. I need a break from watching the Padres get slaughtered by the worst teams in baseball. There are few things as soul-sucking as watching the worst team in baseball hit six damn home runs against the Friars, and a few days off from this tank will be just the thing to ease the pain.

Nick Williams and Cameron Rupp were the first Phillies to make Trevor Cahill look bad, when they hit solo shots in the second. Aaron Altherr took a beanball in the third, setting up Freddy Galvis for the only multi-run bomb of the game. Down by four, Cahill was replaced by Craig Stammen in the sixth. Next missile launcher for Philadelphia: Odubel Herrera to right center. And then Phil Maton looked bad for the first time in his young career, as Altherr and Galvis went back to back on the rookie.

It wasn’t a totally unmitigated disaster for the Friars, who managed to get on the board in the ninth. Erick Aybar led off the inning with a double, and Matt Szczur put him on third with a single. Hector Sanchez plated Aybar with a sacrifice fly, avoiding a giant goose egg.

The Padres will be back home Friday night, where they’ll take on the division-worst Giants at 7:10 PM.