Padres Fade, Lose Series To Braves

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Jun 21, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres first baseman Tommy Medica (14) hits an RBI single during the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The Padres (46-59) started the series off well, but then fizzled out towards the end, as they drop the 4-game series to the Braves (58-48) 3 games to 1. The Padres went the way of their pitching in the first 3 games. As a team, the Padres hit .268, however it wasn’t as fruitful as the Cubs series but they still hit well. They have raised the team average to .219, the highest it has been in a while. They hit 5 extra base hits as well.

There were a few players deserving of offensive player of the series. I will give it to the new-comer Yangervis Solarte. He had 5 hits with 3 RBI and 2 runs scored. He has not disappointed since joining the Padres last week. Tommy Medica added 5 hits, including 4 in Friday’s win. Seth Smith now has his average up to .295. It was the pitching that let down the Padres in the beginning of the series. The starters in this series had a combined ERA of  4.15. Eric Stults had one bad inning and his ERA is now at 5.22. Many are wondering how long he can pitch like this and last in the rotation. However, Jesse Hahn impressed once again, allowing 1 run in 6 innings leading the Padres to their lone victory in this series.