Padres News: Padres Pitching Woes Continue


Wow, that sure sucked, so I’ll keep this one brief.

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First Wil Myers was a late scratch with a wrist injury, then…look if you’re actually reading today’s recap on the San Diego Padres‘ 3-11 loss to the Seattle Mariners, you must be some kind of gluten for punishment. This was a painful game to watch from the very first inning.

Ian Kennedy got the start and any hope that the veteran pitcher would be able to continue the same success as his last two starts were quickly crushed. Kennedy surrendered five runs in his 4.2 innings pitched, four runs in the first inning alone.

The relief pitching wasn’t much help either. Shawn Kelley was a disaster, again, and Frank Garces was even worse. I’m still waiting to see what Garces brings to the club, but Kelley has just been an utter disaster this season. The Padres need to find a way to fix or dump him soon.

The balls were flying out of Safeco Field but none belonged to the Padres. Combined, the pitching staff gave up 6 home runs last night. On the season, the Paders have given up 50 home runs, the most in major league baseball.

Mercifully, the Padres were able to avoid the shut out and get a few runs. The game could have been a little closer but in both bases loaded situations Clint Barmes failed to perform any kind of offense, which unfortunately is to be expected from him.

The Padres now sit at .500 (17-17) on the season, neck and neck with the Giants for second and falling farther and farther behind the Dodgers.

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