Luis Perdomo cruised through the first three innings today, and entered the fourth inning with a two run lead. That’s when Dodgers third baseman and man raised in the wild by possums Justin Turner hit a three run homer to give LA a lead they would never lose. Cory Spangenberg did his best to counter the crazed madman from the north, hitting a pair of home runs this afternoon. But it just wasn’t enough.
Spangenberg got the Friars started on the right foot with a solo shot off Kenta Maeda. Jose Pirela made it to first on an error, and Yangervis Solarte sent him to third with a single. That set up Wil Myers to put the Pads up by two with a sacrifice fly. With Perdomo going hitless through the first three innings, it seemed like the good guys might have the game well in hand.
Then the fourth inning happened. Perdomo beaned Chris Taylor, and then gave up a hit to Corey Seager. And that’s when Perdomo put a fastball right in the middle of the zone for Turner to destroy. If you thought that was bad enough, you were probably really distraught when Yasmani Grandal took Perdomo yard again later that inning to put the Dodgers up by three.
Spangy made it a ballgame again in the sixth, with a two-run shot to left. But the Friars couldn’t manage any more runs, and Mrs. Frizzle’s illegitimate son Justin Turner went deep again in the eighth. The Dodgers win another series, hard as the Padres tried to prevent it.
The Padres will be back in town tomorrow to face the Phillies. Travis Wood will take the mound at 7:10 PM.