Red Sox dismiss youthful Padres in 11-0 win

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Petco Park- San Diego, California

For the San Diego Padres to take that next step in their development, they must compete and beat teams like the Boston Red Sox.

On Friday, the Padres had a chance to show their value on a semi-national stage, and they failed miserably in a 11-0 loss.

Chris Paddack took the mound for San Diego, and he was greeted by Mookie Betts who promptly doubled on the second pitch he saw. At the end of one inning, the Red Sox had a quick 3-0 lead thanks to a homer off the bat of J.D. Martinez. The first of two for the slugger in a big night for him at the plate.

Things wouldn’t get more manageable for the rookie pitcher as he allowed three more runs in the second inning, before being pulled from the game with one out in the third inning. Paddack’s ERA rose to 3.84 on the season after he allowed six earned runs in 2 1/3 innings pitched. The big Texan is close to being shut down for the season due to an innings limitation. It will be interesting to see how many more times he is used by the Padres in 2019. After the game, manager Andy Green admited- “There wasn’t the typical life on his fastballs.”

Offensively, the Padres could learn a thing or two from Boston’ hitters who battle at the plate each time they dig into the dirt. They generally do not give up at-bats and when you do that- good things happen. San Diego got runners on base in three of the team’s first four innings, but double plays off the bats of Francisco Mejia, Wil Myers and Manny Machado ended the threat. Rally-killing efforts like this have been a problem all season long for the Padres.

The Red Sox dominated in virtually every facet of the game. The Padres just did not seem to have much energy only managing five hits in the game.

San Diego will look to regroup in game two of this three-game series in a 5:40 start.

Dinelson Lamet will be on the mound and Nathan Eovaldi will be toeing the rubber for the Red Sox.

3 thoughts on “Red Sox dismiss youthful Padres in 11-0 win

  1. How bad does it have to get before people lose their jobs?

    I get it that socialism is trendy among the cool kids, but shouldn’t people in this organization experience consequences? No wonder so few players are highly motivated. No matter how bad AG and AJ are, they just have to show up to collect their colossal coinage. We should not be surprised when this happens to the players. Perhaps this explains Myers indifference, as well as Hosmer’s status-quo, and now……Machado’s apathy.

  2. I am only happy I didn’t pay a bundle (the premium) to see that disgraceful performance. TV was enough to view #1’s post as correct.

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