Maybe that day off wasn’t what the Padre needed, after all.
On Tuesday night, San Diego (18-13) saw their seven-game winning streak get snapped by the Mariners (12-19) due in part to an underwhelming batting performance and another unusually flat performance by Chris Paddack. The Sheriff pitched five innings and was relieved in the top of the sixth after he allowed his sixth run of the evening. He finished with seven strikeouts, but allowed a pair of home runs in a 8-3 loss.
Seattle got off to a hot start through the first two innings and led 4-0 heading into the third. The Mariners recorded three hits in each inning, headlined by SS J.P. Crawford’s deep shot in the second.
The Padres showed some life in the third, however, with Eric Hosmer responding with a home run of his own. After a pair of back-to-back doubles by Wil Myers and Ty France, the Friars were able to push their score closer at 4-3.
In the top of the sixth, Paddack allowed his second home run, this time by C Austin Nola, and the Mariners’ lead was right back to three runs. Seattle tacked on another two runs in the seventh and that was all she wrote in this one as the Padres managed just a pair of hits and zero runs through the final two stanzas.
Manny Machado went four-of-five at the plate but didn’t register a single RBI. Fernando Tatis Jr. recorded just a single hit and a run scored.
The Padres will be back for game two of the series tonight with the opening pitch scheduled for 6:10pm.