Petco Park- San Diego, California
The trials and tribulations of a rookie pitcher can be up and down. Chris Paddack is not immune to such a rollercoaster ride, and he proved that on Tuesday.
Paddack was roughed up for five earned runs on eight hits in just 4.1 innings pitched. Paddack has been knocked around in three of his last four starts, and there is some concern as his fastball topped out at around 92 mph on Tuesday. He still owns a 2.97 ERA on the year and could simply be going through a dead arm situation. The Padres will want to monitor Paddack closely this next week or so.
The Phillies’ bats came alive on Tuesday, as the team knocked out 13 hits and smacked four homers in the game. Jay Bruce hit two by himself, in a 3-for-4 game for the newly acquired left-handed hitter. Scott Kingery homered for the Phillies, and Maikel Franco came off the bench in the eighth to hit his ninth homer of the year. The Phillies were due for an offensive output after being swept in L.A and losing the first game of the Padres series.
For the Padres, it was the Franmil Reyes show on Tuesday.
The Dominican outfielder smoked two homers to center field and now has 19 on the year for the Padres. Reyes continues to impress and will likely be under serious consideration for the MLB All-Star game. If you have not voted for him now. What are you waiting for? Vote online at MLB.com.
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) June 5, 2019
The Padres put up a fight in a game that could very easily have gotten out of hand. You have to respect that.
Rallies in the eighth and ninth inning came up short, but the Padres continue to show heart. In the end, the team loses 9-6 in game two of the series.