Chris Paddack had another terrible start Tuesday as the San Diego Padres suffered a sizeable loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.
The day after the San Diego Padres crushed the Philadelphia Phillies, the Phillies returned the favor thanks to another disappointing outing from Padres starter Chris Paddack.
Paddack (now 4-4) had been hoping to rebound from his disastrous start against the New York Yankees, where he’d given up four runs on six hits and a walk over five innings. On Tuesday, he struggled even more.
The right-hander faced only one batter in the fifth inning at PETCO Park, giving up five runs on eight hits. He surrendered two home runs to Jay Bruce and Scott Kingery.
But Chris Paddack doesn’t deserve all the blame. It was an overall poor night for the Padres pitching staff; only one of the four pitchers used didn’t give up at least one run. Brad Wieck allowed two earned runs over just two-thirds of an inning, while Luis Perdomo surrendered a home run while pitching the final two frames.
Bruce in particular was a thorn in San Diego’s side. The 32-year-old veteran, who’d only been hitting .214 before this game, went 3-for-4 and with six RBIs to help Philadelphia win 9-6.
Only a three-run eighth, featuring homers by Franmil Reyes and Eric Hosmer, kept the game somewhat close for the Friars.
The rest of the script was essentially reversed from the previous game. Monday’s hero Manny Machado went 0-for-4 with a walk, while Bryce Harper rebounded with a 2-for-5 night.
With the loss, the Padres are now just one game over .500—and dropped another game back in the NL West as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday evening. If the team can’t find more consistent pitching, their dreams of contending for an NL West title will quickly wind up shattered.
The Padres vs. Phillies series concludes today at 12:40 p.m. PT. For complete coverage of the San Diego Padres’ 2019 season, follow Friars on Base.