Padres Sunk By Bad Pitching, Astros Bombs


Apr 28, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; Houston Astros first baseman Chris Carter (23) is congratulated by third base coach Gary Pettis (10) after hitting a solo home run during the sixth inning at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Padres (11-11) could not keep up with the barrage of home runs the Houston Astros (13-7) hit. They hit three home runs in three different innings and went on to win 14-3.

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Tyson Ross (1-2) was not at his sharpest. He lasted 5 innings and though he did strike out 9, he allowed 4 runs.
Things really got out of hand when Odrisamer Despaigne came in and allowed another four runs on two home runs. Things did not get much better after Despaigne as Kevin Quackenbush and Cory Mazzoni also allowed runs.

The Astros scored runs in all but two innings Tuesday night. They accumulated 17 hits as well. Jose Altuve went 4 for 6 with two runs scored and an RBI. The Astros young star George Springer had a home run and 5 RBI.

Justin Upton and Wil Myers hit home runs of their own. Petco Park was playing like Great American Ballpark with home runs flying out of the park. This is now the second straight game that the Padres allowed three home runs to Houston. The Padres pitching and hitting have not been able to sync up.

The Friars ran into a buzzsaw in the Astros who have now won 9 of their last 10 and five straight. The Padres have a chance to salvage the finale Wednesday afternoon and end up with a winning April. It would be their first since 2010.

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