The San Diego Padres losing streak extended to six games after last nights 3-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. With the loss, it means that the best outcome for the Padres is to tie the four game series.
It was a tough draw pitching-wise in Brandon Woodruff. It was his return from injury and he didn’t miss a beat. Over his first four pitches, he sat 97-99 MPH. He struck out four Padres over his two innings of work.
The Padre pitching was also not bad. Between Chris Paddack, Matt Strahm, Craig Stammen, and David Bednar, they only allowed four hits on the game. It was The Sheriff, things were bound to be okay. He fanned nine Brewers over five innings.
Both the Padres and Brewers were nice enough to oblige with the rest of the league, making home runs the main source of run production. With the “not juiced balls” three of the four total runs in the game came courtesy of the long ball.
It was Hunter Renfroe with his 32nd bomb of the year supplying the Padres only run of the day. The Brewers had both Lorenzo Cain and Mike Moustakas go deep in the game. Trent Grisham drove in the only run of the game that didn’t come via homer. He hit a sacrifice fly to drive in Keston Hiura. Grisham is a rookie, he will get the memo soon that is bomb or bust in the MLB.
The Padres played a solid game. Outside of an error from Austin Hedges, this was a very well played baseball game. It came down to the Brewers pitching being able to shut down the San Diego offense.
Each team had four hits. It just to happened that two of those hits were homers for Milwaukee. The Padres didn’t have much opportunity to score, there was only one at bat with a runner in scoring position.