Padres Late Rally Not Enough Against Arizona.

Arizona Bests Padres 5-4.

Braden Surprenant
July 29, 2018 - 5:56 pm

The Padres have not had the greatest time in the month of July. Coming into Sunday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks the Padres were 5-17 in July, and Sunday was much of the same.

The Diamondbacks jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning after Joey Lucchesi walked Ketel Marte, and then immediately following, gave up a two-run homer to Paul Goldschmidt.

San Diego would then answer in the third inning. AJ Ellis continues to have a great season as he led off the inning with a double down the right field line. After a quick two outs, Manuel Margot singled to right field, extending his career high hitting streak to 10-games. Wil Myers continued to swing a hot bat, as he followed up with a double to the left field gap that scored Ellis and Margot and tied the game up at two.

The series against the Diamondbacks has been a tough one for the Padres as they would go down early, rally, only for the Diamondbacks to retake the lead in later innings. Today was no different, as Arizona put together a big fourth inning to take a 5-2 lead.

The three run lead would hold up until the sixth inning, when the Padres scored on an RBI single by Ellis that plated Eric Hosmer.

The Padres would then add another run in the eighth inning on a somewhat of a bazaar play. With Christian Villanueva on second and one out, Freddy Galvis hit a deep fly ball to left field. The ball bounces off Jon Jay’s glove then hits, what looks like a fan, then bounces back into play. Christian Villanueva scored from second on a play at the plate, that catcher John Ryan Murphy could not handle. Upon further review the ball bounced off the top of the wall, concluding it was not a home run, coming inches away from tying the game at five.

Instead the Padres go down on back to back strike outs, and are unable to get anything going in the ninth inning, as they drop the game 5-4 to Arizona.

With the win, Arizona completes the three game sweep against the Padres at Petco Park for only the second time in club history.

With the loss, San Diego drops to 5-18 in the month of June, two losses away from having their worst month in club history.

Padres look to prevent that outcome tomorrow night against the San Francisco Giants. First pitch is at 7:10pm, with the Pregame show staring at 6:10pm on 97.3 the Fan.