The Padres dropped an ugly first game of the series against the Dodgers back at Petco today. They were outplayed and shut down by some pitcher, while Padres pitching couldn’t stop the bleeding from the 5th inning on.
Luis Perdomo was keeping things together for the first 4 innings of his 7 inning outing today. By the end of the night, he had given up ten hits, walked three, and allowed six earned runs. The bulk of those runs came in the 5th, when he allowed a string of RBI doubles and singles. He exited the game an inning after giving up one final run on a sac fly to a tool.
Unfortunately, the Padres relief efforts didn’t do much to supplement the big 6 runs that the Dodgers put up, and a pitcher whose name sounds like an actual tool company, Walker Lockett, allowed two more runs on an RBI-single.
By then the Padres had 8 runs to answer to and only 2 hits with zero runs off Clayton Kershaw, were down to their final inning. To give the Padres fans still in attendance and who enjoy suffering something to go home with, Wil Myers cranked a solo shot, now what seems like his 20th home run since coming off the series against Arizona, ruining the Los Angeles shutout.
With one out, Eric Hosmer ripped a double followed by a Christian Villanueva single. Austin Hedges struck out, but putting the ball in play, Freddy Galvis reached first on an error allowing another run to cross. It would be the final run of the night as A.J. Ellis went down on strikes.
The Padres start game two against the Dodgers tomorrow night, chasing after their much-needed 40th win before the All Star break arrives.