Padres Bats Still Cold in 5-2 Loss to Brewers


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Tonight’s game revealed a deep Milwaukee Brewers lineup that will terrorize starting pitchers throughout the season.  Tyson Ross did not bring his A-game. He was lit up for a three-run home run by shortstop Jean Segura in the second inning that gave the Brewers a 4-1 lead.

In the fourth inning, left fielder Khris Davis hit a bomb into the left field seats to make it 5-1.

The good news was the Padres shut down the Brewer offense after the fourth inning, but the team’s run production remained in short supply.  Brewers starting pitcher Kyle Lohse capitalized on the Padres’ sluggish offense allowing one earned run and five hits over seven innings.  Lohse is now 4-1 to start the season.

The Padres threatened in the seventh, but only managed to get one run across off a Nick Hundley single scoring Jedd Gyorko.  Gyorko and Headley went a combined 0-7.

Rene Rivera threw out two runners with a couple perfect strikes to second base.  He is turning a corner after starting the year with a goose egg until last night’s game when he threw out his first runner of the season.

The Padres bullpen is still tops in the National League, which is a good sign once the bats start producing.  Alex Torres pitched two scoreless innings after relieving Ross in the seventh.

Box score.

The Padres head to Washington to take on the Nationals for a four-game series.  Eric Stults goes against Jordan Zimmermann tomorrow at 4:05 pm PT.

Read Tim Richer’s article, “What can fans expect of Padres Tyson Ross?”  Richer explains the inconsistency displayed by Ross to start the season.