The Brewer’s Brandon Woodruff turned into the brick wall that eventually stopped the Padres’ train of momentum on Monday night after he pitched seven innings, striking out eight batters and allowing just three hits. On the other side, Blake Snell struggled early by allowing a two-run homer in the second before letting up three more runs in the fourth before being pulled.
The Padres (30-18) managed to string together a three-run rally in the ninth to make things interesting, but they inevitably fell 5-3 in Milwaukee.
Tommy Pham got the Friars on the board with a two-run shot to breathe new life into the team late. Hosmer then laced a double into deep left field to notch another run but that’s all she wrote after Josh Hader retired two of the final three batters to end the game.
After Pierce Johnson struck out the final batter in the fourth, Miguel Diaz took over for three innings and finished with four K’s with one walk and one walk allowed. Austin Adams also struck out one in the ninth.
Game two against the Brewers (24-23) is this evening at 4:40 p.m. They’re in for another extremely tough outing against Brewers starter Corbin Burnes (2-3, 1.79 ERA). Joe Musgrove (4-4, 2.47 ERA) will be on the mound for San Diego.