Joey Lucchesi bounced back on a previously awful start with an awfully good one today. Unfortunately, the rest of the Friars couldn't ride the Joey train to victory.
Lucchesi went a quick 4 innings throwing scoreless ball, striking out 4. It was the burnt out relief work from a bullpen comprising of new arm Robert Stock, Craig Stammen, Adam Cimber, and Robbie Erlin that would give up a combined 7 runs.
The Padres scoring would come in the fifth inning off a Manuel Margot 3-run home run and a Jose Pirela solo home run in the sixth inning.
Despite 11 hits, the Friars couldn't string together enough to compete with a relentless Texas offense. The Padres bullpen are getting worn out, and the bats aren't keeping up.
The Pads will look tomorrow for Tyson Ross to start them off solid like Lucchesi did today.