Joe Musgrove put on another masterful performance Monday evening as the hometown hero struck out a career-high 13 batters in seven innings. Unfortunately, the offense didn’t get the memo titled “Show Up”, leading to a waste of an ace pitching performance en route to dropping this one against the Brewers 3-1.
The Brewers scored all three of their runs with solo homers by way of shortstop Luis Urias, left fielder Billy McKinney, and right fielder Tyrone Taylor. The first two came against Musgrove in the third and fifth innings, respectively, while the third was allowed by Drew Pomeranz in the eighth. Pomeranz finished with a pair of K’s in his lone inning.
Another big milestone for Big Joe. pic.twitter.com/SsVJLYtYkx— San Diego Padres (@Padres) April 20, 2021
The Milwaukee quartet of Brandon Woodruff, J.P. Feyereisen, Brent Suter, and Josh Hader combined to throw a two-hitter against the Padres with Woodruff striking out seven and walking three in six innings. Hader was the only other reliever to record a strikeout on the night.
Jake Cronenworth (1-for-4) and Victor Caratini (1-for-2) were the only two Padres to record hits against Milwaukee. Fernando Tatis Jr. went hitless once again, but drove in the team’s lone run on a ground out to Urias in the first inning. He’s now hitting .118 on the year and it’s time to wonder if he’s truly healthy enough to be out there. If he’s not, he’s only continuing to do damage to his still-budding reputation as the next face of the majors.
The last thing the Padres wanted to see after signing Tatis to his massive contract was him getting hurt multiple times and batting a bottom-three average before the team even played 20 games this year. Yeah, yeah, it’s a long season, but regression to the mean isn’t likely to bounce back THAT hard.
The Padres will be back in Petco Park tonight for another 7:10 p.m. start. Chris Paddack (1-1, 4.15 ERA) draws 26-year old righty Corbin Burnes (1-1, .049 ERA) on the mound.