The San Diego Padres dropped game one of Friday’s doubleheader in San Francisco against the Giants, 5-4.
In Chris Paddack’s final start of the regular season, he lasted only 3 2/3 innings while allowing eight hits and five earned runs.
With Mike Clevinger’s postseason availability up in the air, the San Diego Padres hoped that Paddack would look good to fill his spot in the rotation come postseason time, possibly.
Unfortunately, Paddack lacked command, and the long ball haunted him once again.
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The San Francisco Giants struck four times in the fourth inning, scoring three times with two outs.
At the plate, the San Diego Padres struggled again, despite drawing five walks in a seven-inning game.
Give credit to Giants starting pitcher Tyler Anderson. He stranded several baserunners and went six innings.
Tony Watson finished the job for the Giants.
The first run for the San Diego Padres came off the bat of Tommy Pham in the second inning.
Another reoccurring issue for the Padres is failing to drive in runners in scoring position. In this game, the Padres went 1-6 with RISP, continuing the issue. This will not fly in the postseason.
In the third, Trent Grisham led off with a triple. He did not score.
The tides turned in the seventh, however. Jurickson Profar and Grisham got the rally started from the bottom of the order. Fernando Tatis Jr. cashed in Profar with a single to left to make the score 5-2.
Manny Machado followed him up with a dribbler to Watson. Fortunately, Watson’s throw nailed Machado, so he reached safely.
Still, with no outs, Eric Hosmer represented the tying run at the plate. The next three hitters all got out on fly balls, and the inning ended.
On a positive note, Austin Adams looked great out of the bullpen. He retired all five batters he faced three via the strikeout.
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Dinelson Lamet will start game two tonight.
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Dominic is currently a Senior at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, studying Sports Journalism. He also hosts the “Devils Talking Padres” podcast and is the producer and co-host of the “Padres EVT Podcast.