It is safe to say Tuesday night’s game in Atlanta did not go the way the Padres had envisioned it going. They were hit hard and often in a game they eventually lost 7-3. After several good starts, Edwin Jackson has not looked good more recently.
Jackson didn’t make it out of the third inning, and his replacement Carlos Villanueva allowed 2 more run as the Padres found themselves down 7-2 after five innings. The Braves were held in check the rest of the way but the damage was done.
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Wil Myers continues to struggle. He had Sunday off due to an illness but didn’t look much better on Tuesday. He was 0-4 with two strikeouts. Alex Dickerson has also cooled off, with his average down to .250 and Ryan Schimpf is down to .242.
Jackson didn’t exactly get completely knocked around in this one. He did allow a double to the opposing pitcher Julio Teheran who ended up scoring in the third, but everything else was just singles. Teheran was strong on the Braves side going 7 innings, allowing just the two runs and striking out 8.
These are two teams going nowhere in 2016 and they have made a lot of trades recently. In fact on the Braves side you have Jace Peterson and Matt Kemp playing against the Padres, with former top Padres prospect Matt Wisler getting the start for Atlanta tomorrow. He was briefly sent to the minors but last time out took a no-hitter into the 7th inning. He will look to build upon that success against a putrid Padres offense waiting for the calendar to turn to September and indeed more likely to 2017 altogether.