What a mess the past three days have been.
Blake Snell, one of the team’s most-notable additions this past offseason, continues to see his play spiral down into irrelevancy after posting just one strikeout against the Rockies on top of allowing seven runs and nine total hits through 3 1⁄3 innings of work. If it wasn’t for his abysmal performance, the Padres would have probably avoided the sweep as the offense showed some life in their attempted rally that ended up falling short 8-7.
The Friars got a trio of home runs from Fernado Tatis Jr., Trent Grisham, and Jake Cronenworth. The deep shots by Tatis and Grisham helped tie the game at 3-3 early in the third inning and Cronenworth’s homer put the Padres within one in the top of the sixth. Grisham’s sacrifice fly in the ninth knotted the score at 7-7 in the ninth but Austin Adams let up an RBI single from Charlie Blackmon which drove in Trevor Story for the game-winning run.
The Padres have fallen to 38-32 on the year and now sit a distant four games behind the Dodgers for second place in the division and six games behind the Giants who lead the NL West.
San Diego is back at home for a three-game series against the Reds (35-31). Game one is scheduled to begin at 5:40 p.m. this evening. Joe Musgrove (4-6, 2.50 ERA) and Wade Miley (6-4, 2.92 ERA) will be on the mound.