Padres News: Padres vs. Astros, Game 1

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Our San Diego Padres opened their interleague series with the Houston Astros…it’s weird that the Astros are in the American League still, right?

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Anyways, James Shields got the start of the Friars this evening. Shields threw six innings, giving up three runs on six hits. The impressive part of the night, besides hit second hit of the season, was striking out 12 Astros.

The Padres fell behind 0-3 but were able to battle back and tie in the fifth, thanks to a Wil Myers double and a Yangervis Solarte shallow single to left.

The following inning the Astros hit a solo home run in the seventh, but the Padres were able to tie it again on another Solarte hit, 4-4.

Then Joaquin Benoit came in to pitch in the eighth and had his worst performance of the season. The usually solid Benoit gave up three runs on two hits and three, giving the Astros the lead again, 4-7. Notably, one of those runs came while trying to thrown out the stealing runner at third, Derrik Norris overthrew it and the runner was able to score.

Recently called up RHP, Cory Mazzoni, made his big league debut tonight for the Padres. Throwing in the ninth inning, Mazzoni was able to take down two but then gave up a two run homer that will probably give the young 25 year old pitcher nightmares for awhile.

Well, this was one to try and forget. The loss tonight brings the Padres 2015 record to 11-10. Tyson Ross will try to even up the series tomorrow night. Tune in to Friars On Base after the game for full recap and analysis.

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