Padres News: Padres Start Ariz. Series With A Loss


Well, that was pretty horrible. At least they’ll have three more chances to win this series.

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After salvaging a victory in San Francisco yesterday, the San Diego Padres made the flight to Phoenix, but seemed to have left their bats behind.

Of course, lack of offense wasn’t the only problem tonight. The Friars surrendered 11 runs and 17 hits.

After sweeping the Rockies last weekend, I thought the Padres were on the edge of turning a corner and getting back on track. Then after dropping two in San Francisco and now this god-awful game against the Diamondbacks…I’m at a loss, I just can’t figure this team out.

Game by game, it’s either crush or be crushed.

Filling in for the injured Brandon Morrow, Odisamer Despaigne, who previously filled in for an injured Ian Kennedy, took his place on the mound tonight. Things did not go as well as the last time Despaigne started. Despaigne only lasted five innings, giving up 10 hits and eight runs; four runs in the first inning alone.

The rest of the bullpen didn’t help much either. Kevin Quackenbush was the only pitcher tonight to not surrender a run tonight.

The offense…well, when you get shut out there really isn’t any offense to talk about is there? To be honest, I’d be surprised if you’re still reading this recap for this disaster of a game.

One thing to take away from these new Padres is that even if they get shut out 0-11, they could easily turn around and have an 11-0 victory themselves. Lets hope tomorrow is the latter.

Keep the Faith!

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