It took the A’s a quick pair of runs later in the game for the Padres to be topped on the second game of a two-game series. It makes for the second time they have been swept on a two-game series by the A’s in two months, and continues a frustrating losing streak of not winning a series since mid-June.
Today, Luis Perdomo had a shot at giving the Padres a fair chance at breaking that losing streak. Perdomo kept the Pads in the game, going 5.2 innings and allowing only 4 hits with 3 strikeouts and 4 walks. From that, the A’s picked up 2 runs in the second and third innings, an RBI-double and an RBI-single.
Adam Cimber picked up some of the slack in the bottom of the 6th after Perdomo hit Matt Chapman after three straight balls. Though the damage wasn’t bad, all it would take was some sloppy relief from Craig Stammen in the 8th after inheriting a baserunner to put the A’s on top and keep them there, giving up another RBI-double to Stephen Piscotty for the day.
The Padres’ only runs for the day would come from a Christina Villanueva bomb (his 17th home run of the season) to left center field. The Pads again outhit the A’s 7 to 6, stranded 7 baserunners, and grounded into two double plays. Another game of missed opportunities resulted in the demise for the Friars on America’s birthday.
The Pads will head to Arizona for a 4-game series against the D-Backs before another 4-game series against the Dodgers, then a 3-game series against the Cubs before the All Star break.