Padres Snake-Bitten In Arizona, Lose To Diamondbacks


The Padres dropped their second straight game in the desert, losing to the Arizona Diamondbacks, 6-2. The Padres took an early lead, but could not make it last.

San Diego’s only runs came in the fourth inning, on a pair of RBI singles from Will Venable and John Baker. John Baker went 2-4 on the game, raising his average to .245. The Padres could muster no further offense.

Sep 10, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin (18) walks back to the dugout after grounding out in the third inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

The Diamondbacks took the lead in the fifth, on an RBI triple from D’Backs outfielder by Adam Eaton. Eaton scored when a run was balked in by Padres starter Edinson Volquez.

Volquez had another rough outing for San Diego, allowing four runs on eight hits in six innings of work. Surprisingly, Volquez did not walk a batter.

Carlos Quentin made his return to the lineup, after missing six games with a knee injury. Quentin looked uncomfortable in the field, and left after four innings. Quentin went 1-2. He will be reevaluated, and will likely be held out of the game tomorrow. The Padres will try to avoid the sweep, when they send Clayton Richard to the mound.