Well that was about as bad as a series at home against the Los Angeles Dodgers could have gone. Between the straight-up loss, extra-inning heartbreak, and double-digit sweep: the Padres have a lot of making up to do for that embarassment.
Luis Perdomo was utterly torn apart, lasting a mere 3 innings giving up 10 hits, 7 earned runs, and 2 walks. He was tagged with 3 in the first, 1 in the second, and 5 in the third inning. Cimber and Stammen bookend the bad pitching with 4 more runs for a gross total of 13 runs for the night.
The only Padres life of the night came in the bottom of the second when Austin Hedges drew a 5-pitch bases loaded walk to bring home a run. The only other capitalization on that would end up being a Perdomo sacrifice fly. The next inning, Carlos Asuaje would end up driving in 2 more runs with an RBI-double.
Asuaje went 2-for-4 as did Cory Spangenberg. Christian Villanueva had a hit and was hit by a pitch, scaring us all as the ball thrown by Maeda was a 93 MPH fastball off the wrist, his fourth HBP of the season.
Christian Villanueva was plunked on hand in 5th and exited in 7th. X-rays did not show fracture, Green said. He’ll be re-evaluated Friday in AZ.— Jeff Sanders (@sdutSanders) April 19, 2018
The Padres were outscored 30-10 this series. They went 15-43 with RISP, struck out 30 times, and stranded 24 runners.
This is one of those beginning-of-the-season series you’d rather forget about, move on, and maybe watch some Netflix or go for a long walk on Thursday while the Padres have their off day before hitting the road to Arizona.