Padres Unravel in Fifth. Dodgers Win 7-3

Franmil Reyes Hits 427 ft. Home Run in Loss.

Braden Surprenant
August 26, 2018 - 6:44 pm

The San Diego Padres dropped their fifth straight game on Sunday, losing 7-3 to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

San Diego started out strong behind starting pitcher Robbie Erlin in the early innings of the ballgame. Erlin was dealing through the first four innings as he shutout the Dodgers, allowing only 3 hits. Offensively, the Padres jumped out to a 2-0 lead, with a Franmil Reyes 427 ft. solo home run in the first inning (below), and a Hunter Renfroe RBI single in the third that scored Wil Myers.

Going into the bottom half of the fifth inning, the Padres put up two runs on nine hits, Reyes had a home run, Wil Myers was halfway to the cycle with a triple and a double, and Hunter Renfroe started what would later be a three hit day.

Then came the bottom of the fifth inning…

After Robbie Erlin retired the first two hitters, Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu singled to center and the floodgates opened. Brian Dozier followed Ryu with a walk, Justin Turner roped a two RBI double, then Manny Machado blasted a 2-run, 397 ft. home run to left. When the dust settled the Dodgers put up four runs on five hits, and took a 4-2 lead over the Padres, all with two outs in the inning.

Los Angeles would then add to their lead in the sixth inning with a two RBI single by Turner, followed by another run in the eighth inning off another Turner double.

Justin Turner finished the weekend series 7 for 15, with three runs scored, three doubles, one home run, and nine RBI.

Padres look to snap their five game skid on Tuesday night against the Seattle Mariners. First pitch from Petco Park is at 7:10pm with the Padres Pregame show starting at 6:10pm, on your only home for Padres baseball, 97.3 The Fan!