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Padres blanked by Angels 2-0

Not sure where the team was, but it wasn’t in L.A.

MLB: San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Angels Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Clevinger’s debut with the Padres was spoiled by the Angels in a Thursday night 2-0 loss due to some non-existent bats by the Friars.

San Diego only recorded three hits on the night on a very, very uncharacteristically quiet night for the most-explosive offense in the majors.

Angels starter Andrew Heaney struck out six with two walks in seven innings of work. He consistently got the Padres to chase pitches and it seemed as if sometimes the batters could barely see the ball once it came out of his hands.

SS Andrelton Simmons put the Angels on the board with an RBI base hit in the third and 3B Justin Upton repeated the act for Los Angeles’ 2-0 lead that they’d never relinquish.

Fernando Tatis, Wil Myers, and Jake Cronenworth were the three Padres who recorded a hit on the evening. Clevinger finished with seven hits allowed, two runs, two Ks, and a walk.

The Padres travel to Oakland to begin a three-game series with the 22-12 Athletics. First pitch is scheduled for 6:40pm with Zach Davies on the mound.