On a scorching hot Father’s Day Sunday, the San Diego Padres fell to the Atlanta Braves, 4-1.
For the first time since their May 25th-27th series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the San Diego Padres have lost a series. On Sunday, the Padres fell to the Atlanta Braves 4-1, dropping their third game of a four-game set in the state of Georgia.
Matt Strahm put in the longest outing of his season (46 pitches), striking out five and giving up just one hit on the afternoon. He wasn’t happy with a number of his pitches but still managed to generate a high number of swings and misses.
If you look at his pitch chart, you can clearly see that Atlanta hitters couldn’t pick up the ball out of Strahm’s hand, swinging through a lot of very high pitches.
The San Diego offense was dreadful on Sunday afternoon. Not sure dreadful accurately describes the performance but curse words aren’t a great look for a family website.
The Padres managed just six hits on the afternoon. Cory Spangenberg broke up the no-hitter with one out in the seventh inning on a single (hit another in the 9th) off relief pitcher Shane Carle. Freddy Galvis, Eric Hosmer, and Franmil Reyes were the only other batters to record a hit, all singles.
Making his first start in almost two weeks, Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran kept San Diego hitless through his six innings of work. Teheran allowed three walks and struck out 11 Friars. In total, San Diego hitters struck out 17 times.
The only run of the game for the Padres came in the eighth inning. Back-to-back singles by Reyes
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and Hosmer put a runner in scoring position for the first time on the afternoon. Jose Pirela‘s sac-fly to deep right field brought in Reyes, breaking up a streak of 16 scoreless innings.
Hunter Renfroe ended the afternoon 0-4 with four strikeouts, dropping his average to .238.
Adding to the list of bad outings on Sunday was relief pitcher Jose Castillo. Castillo, who was on a dominant tear through his first six innings this season, gave up two runs on two hits and a walk in 1.1 innings of work.
The icing on the cake came in the bottom of the eighth. Brad Hand entered
There were positive takeaways from Sunday’s action. Craig Stammen and Adam Cimber combined for 3.1 innings of shutout baseball. They each allowed one hit, while Stammen struck out three and Cimber one.
The Padres have on off-day on Monday before returning for a two-game homestand against the Oakland Athletics. Eric Lauer and Tyson Ross are scheduled to throw for San Diego on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.