Padres starter Clayton Richard turned in one of the best performances of his career last time, pitching a shutout against the Chicago Cubs. Richard could not keep that momentum going against the Braves. Richard allowed five runs in 6.1 innings, and the Padres lost 6-0 to the Braves.
The Braves hit two home runs off of Padres pitching, and Martin Prado put the game away with a three-run shot off of Padres reliever Brad Boxberger. The two runners on base were charged to Richard.
Aug 8, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso (23) singles on a soft fly ball to left center in front of Chicago Cubs catcher Steve Clevenger (right) during the eighth inning at Petco Park. Padres right fielder Chris Denorfia (13) scored on the play. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE
The Padres offense was handcuffed by Braves starter Tim Hudson, as he allowed just two hits in his 6.1 innings of work. Hudson turned the game over to the Braves bullpen to preserve the shutout.
The offense was stagnant for the Padres, as they could only muster five hits on the evening — all of them singles. Yonder Alonso went 2-4, and raised his average to .276. The Padres left seven runners on base in the game.
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