Padres Lose Series vs Rays
The Padres welcomed the Tampa Bay Rays for a three game series. The series began on Monday night with a 10-4 loss.
San Diego fell behind early on a two run homerun by Avisail Garcia put Tampa Bay up 2-0 in the top of the 1st.
Eric Hosmer cut the lead to 2-1 in the bottom half of the inning and Joey Lucchesi tied the game at 2 with an RBI single in the bottom of the 2nd.
Tampa Bay took the lead right back in the third and the game stayed 3-2 until the 7th inning where the Rays added three more runs to extend the lead to 6-2. Tampa Bay continued its barrage in the 8th inning scoring four more runs making it 10-2.
However, there were a few highlights for the Padres on the evening. The first was this tremendous catch by Fernando Tatis Jr.
The second was Ian Kinsler pitching a scoreless 9th inning…Then homering in the bottom half of the inning.
The Padres once again fell behind early on Tuesday but scored four in the bottom of the 1st on double’s by Eric Hosmer and Luis Urias to take a 4-1 lead.
The Rays scored once in the 2nd and once again in the 5th to cut the lead to 4-3 and then tied the game in the 6th on a fielder’s choice.
The wheels once again fell off the bus late in the game for the Padres as they gave up three runs in the top of the 7th as Tampa Bay took a 7-4 lead. San Diego scored a run in the bottom of the 8th but couldn’t add anything else as the Rays won 7-5.
Once again, the Padres got off to a slow start, falling behind 2-0 in the top of the 1st on Wednesday afternoon. However, they came back to tie the game in the bottom of the 2nd on RBI singles by Greg Garcia and Cal Quantrill.
Luis Urias continued his hot hitting with a two run double in the 4th giving the Padres a 4-2 lead and Eric Hosmer hit his 18th home run of the year in the 5th, extending the lead to 5-2.
San Diego added runs in the 7th and 8th to take a 7-2 lead, a lead they would hold on to as they ended the homestand on a positive note.
The Padres have an off day on Thursday before they travel to Philadelphia for a three game series with the Phillies. “The Sheriff” Chris Paddack (7-5, 3.26 ERA) is expected to take the ball on Friday with Dinelson Lamet (1-2, 3.86 ERA) taking the mound on Saturday.