In the previous series against the Atlanta Braves, the starting pitching for the San Diego Padres was excellent while the bullpen faltered when it mattered. Today, however, both the starting pitching and the bullpen faltered against the Miami Marlins.
Logan Allen was rocked for 2.1 innings, allowing seven runs on seven hits while walking three batters. His command abandoned him early, as the rookie allowed a three-run home run to Brian Anderson on a hanging slider after allowing a double and a walk. Many of his pitches were left in the zone, and the Miami hitters weren’t fooled.
San Diego temporarily tied the game up in the second inning off of rookie starter Jordan Yamamoto. After San Diego loaded the bases on consecutive singles and a Francisco Mejia walk, Ian Kinsler, who has a .111 (2-for-18) batting average in July, stroked a two-run single to right field. He would later score on a Manuel Margot groundball out to the shortstop.
Yamamoto settled down to pitch three more innings after getting staked to a 7-3 lead in the fifth. Allen allowed four more runs to score in the second inning, with two runs crossing the plate after he loaded the bases up. A Harold Ramirez line drive was misplayed by Josh Naylor and dropped in to drive in Cesar Puello and Yadiel Rivera. Garrett Cooper completed the rally by slapping a two-run single to Naylor.
Luis Perdomo came in to relieve Allen in the third inning and was pitching well until the sixth inning as Miami drove in another quartet of runs to push the lead to 11-3. Gerardo Reyes and Robbie Erlin both allowed a run to score in their short appearances.
While Miami was scorching hot at the plate, San Diego was as cold as ice. After their three-run outburst, the Padres bats became silent against Yamamoto and the Marlins bullpen. The scoreless streak was snapped by Margot’s solo home run in the seventh, his sixth of the year and third round-tripper he has hit in July. The offense came awake in the ninth inning as Franmil Reyes’ two-run, pinch-hit home run and a Manny Machado double brought the game closer, but it wasn’t nearly enough to bring the Padres back as they fell 12-7.
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The Padres continue to be one of, if not the most, streaky teams in baseball as they have now lost four games in a row. They are four games below .500 and are now tied for last in the NL West. Chris Paddack will look to snap the streak tomorrow against the team that traded him in 2016.