With one more shot to salvage a series against the visiting Anaheim Angels, the Padres couldn’t get themselves back on top before the final out. It was a game of back and forth sac fly’s and homers, some tight pitching, and the revenge of a former Friar.
Despite starting off the first inning with two straight singles and a run, Robbie Erlin reeled in his performance to a solid 6 innings giving up a max of 2 earned runs off 8 hits. The second run off Erlin came in the sixth, an RBI-single on a 2-0 count. Unfortunately, the relief effort was undercut with Kirby Yates allowing a first-pitch solo HR to Rene Rivera to give the Angels a game-winning 3-2 lead.
The Pads kept things neck-and-neck from their own sac fly in the first, with Hunter Renfroe bringing home Travis Jankowski. The only other San Diego run of the night would come later in the seventh with a Cory Spangenberg solo HR. The Pads would end up stranding 5 runners.
The Friars start their four-game series against the Diamondbacks tomorrow, leading up a Trevor Hoffman themed weekend and statue unveiling.