The rest of the Padres crew can’t be vouched for, but there were a few blips of brightness in the dark opening loss in the final series of the season against the Dodgers tonight. Simply put, the pitching was garbage, and most of the lineup couldn’t figure out what to do about Yu Darvish.
Travis Wood wasn’t feeling any type of productive in his final start of the season, and it’s not looking like he’ll be guaranteed any spots in 2018 unless he was saving some brilliant starts for next season. Tonight he gave up 6 earned runs, 3 of them in the first inning. He finished giving up a homer and only striking out two.
Cory Mazzoni and Tim Melville piled on with 3 more runs allowed, and the pitching had conceded 9 runs to the Dodgers by the end of the night. Offensively, 13 Friars were K’d.
Despite being struck out himself, Hunter Renfroe escaped the night with an RBI-double, and Carlos Asuaje an RBI-single. The third and final run of the night came from an Allen Cordoba erroRBI.
The Pads had 8 chances to score tonight and only capitalized twice, leaving 5 potential runs on board. That wouldn’t have been enough to usurp the Dodgers tear, but it would have been nice, yeah? Still, no shutout, and only 2 more games until we aren't forced to look at the Doyers.