San Diego Padres
The only thing the San Diego Padres are taking out of their East Coast road trip is a nine-game losing streak.
After losing to Stephen Strasburg on Thursday night and then blowing an extra-inning game Friday night, the San Diego Padres righted themselves rather nicely against the defending NL East champion Washington Nationals.
The Washington Nationals had runners on second and third with one out in the third inning when Denard Span hit a hard comebacker that ricocheted off San Diego Padres pitcher Eric Stults’ lower left leg to first baseman Yonder Alonso.
Stephen Strasburg had never thrown a pitch in the eighth inning of a big league start until he faced Everth Cabrera on Thursday night.
A benches-clearing brawl in San Diego Thursday has called into question whether Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke intentionally plunked Padres slugger Carlos Quentin, or if the ball simply got away from him.
Jedd Gyorko is there to provide a solid bat in the lineup, and he could very well emerge as one of the league’s best offensive second baseman.
Jordan Zimmermann had a great outing leading the Nationals to a 2-0 victory and take three of four against the Padres.
The Nationals got two in the first and that’s all they needed as they beat the Padres 2-1 for the second night in a row.
Michael Morse continues his hot play launching a two run bomb and that’s all the Nationals needed to beat the Padres 2-1 Friday night.
The Nationals up and down road trip continues, but this time not for the best as they fall 7-3 to the San Diego Padres in game one of a four game series.