Robbie Erlin was torn up for 4 straight innings, giving up 6 earned runs on 7 hits, two of them home runs in the second and third innings. The rest of those 6 came from RBI doubles in the second inning, giving the Nationals a 6 run lead before the Padres would put a run on the board. Bryan Mitchell was also blown up for 2 homers and a total of 4 earned runs.
The only Padres runs that would make it to the board would come from Franmil Reyes’ very first major league home run, a silver lining to the dark muddy cloud of a game. But the battle of home runs were tipped against the good guys, and the Padres fell 10-2.