On June 8, the Padres took on the Washington Nationals in the third game of the series. Unfortunately, the Padres couldn’t take the win. Unlike last night’s game, the rubber had less pitchers and the scoreboard had less runs.
If you have been following the Padres at all, you know they have been struggling in the pitching department. To our surprise, the Padres made it to the seventh inning before going to the bullpen. Matt Lauer threw 101 pitches total with 67 strikes and gave up all four runs. Following Lauer was Luis Perdomo and Gerardo Reyes who both held the Nationals at 4 runs.
The padres had quiet bats tonight, with 7 hits and only 1 run. Austin Allen hits a line drive to right field in the bottom on the 9th which brought Josh Naylor home, putting the Padres on the board. Fans saw a glimmer of hope as Tatis Jr. steps to the plate for the first time tonight, but his high energy and usually hot bat wasn’t enough to keep the Padres in the game. Tatis Jr. flies out to right field, ending the ball game.
Final 4-1 Nationals