Cal Quantrill turned in a solid start yet again - 6 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 9 K, 0 BB - but only received two runs of support and was tagged with the tough-luck loss.
For Cincinnati, starter Sonny Gray out-dueled Quantrill to the tune of six innings of one-run ball. The long run charged to Gray was courtesy of a 424-foot moonshot off the bat of Josh Naylor. The homer was Naylor’s fourth since August 4.
Freddy Galvis broke open a 1-1 tie in the sixth with an opposite-field, two-run home run that absolutely would not have been out at Petco - or any number of other stadiums for that matter.
The Padres got one back in the eighth via a Reds throwing error, but the comeback bid ended there.
Both teams now sit seven games under .500 at 59-66, and will conclude their three-game set Wednesday afternoon at 4:35 PM. It’ll be a bullpen day for the Padres, while the Reds will send their ace, Luis Castillo, to the mound.