New York, New York
The Padres and Yankees played the rubber match of the three-game series in New York. The Friars had their rookie ace Chris Paddack on the mound on extra rest, after he was scratched from Sunday’s start in Toronto. He started opposite James Paxton, who was fresh off of the injured list.
The day did not start well for Paddack as the Yankees scored three runs in the first two innings thanks to solo home runs by DJ LeMahieu, Luke Voit and Gio Urshela. After the second, Paddack settled down and did not allow another hit until the fifth inning. New York got another run home after the bases were loaded and Brett Gardner hit a sacrifice fly to extend their lead to 4-0.
Paddack would be finished after five innings, with four earned runs, one walk and six strikeouts to his name. It certainly was one of the most challenging outings of his brief big league career, in a tough environment as well. This outing was a good learning experience for the young right-hander.
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On the other side of things, Paxton and then the New York bullpen took a no-hitter into the sixth until Wil Myers led off with a single. Nothing became of it as the team struggled mightily at the plate, mustering four hits and going 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position. The only extra-base hit was Austin Allen’s pinch-hit double in the eighth inning.
The Yankees bullpen shut down San Diego and they completed the shutout victory against the Friars, 7-0.
The Padres finished their road trip at 3-3, which is certainly respectable given the tour through two A.L. East cities, with the Yankees being one of the best teams in all of baseball.
With the road trip over, the Padres now head home for an extended homestand after an off-day on Thursday. They start a three-game series with the Marlins on Friday night and Joey Lucchesi is scheduled to take the hill for the Friars.