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Paddack struggles in 8-4 loss to Philadelphia

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Life after Tatis, as it turns out, isn’t very fun

MLB: San Diego Padres at Philadelphia Phillies Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Padres went down without much of a fight Friday night in Philly, losing 8-4 in a game that was never close.

Chris Paddack gave up four earned runs on nine hits in only four-and-two-thirds innings, raising his ERA to a season-high 3.44. He’s sitting at 115 innings now, so it seems reasonable to assume that he could be down to his last few starts of 2019.

Franky Mejía tripled in a run and added a single later in the game, and is now hitting well over .500 since August 1. Josh Naylor added three knocks of his own.

Bryce Harper, fresh off a Hollywood-style, walk-off grand slam Thursday night, dealt the final blow in this one as well in the form of an opposite-field, three-run blast that erased a three-run inning from the Padres in the top half of the inning.

To be frank, it was an uninspired effort from San Diego the entire night.

The Pads and Phils will be back at it Saturday afternoon at 4:05 PM.