The Padres had some momentum late within the sport Sunday, having pulled inside one run of the Dodgers, however issues fell aside within the seventh inning and L.A. gained 9-4.
With the loss, the Padres dropped the sequence, as Dodgers’ current dominance over San Diego continued. However the Friars held onto the second spot within the wild-card race, behind the Atlanta Braves and forward of the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Padres went out in entrance within the third inning when Austin Nola scored on a Manny Machado single, however the Dodgers acquired to Mike Clevinger the subsequent inning. The starter struggled together with his management, and was charged with 5 runs.
The large blow got here on a Trey Turner double off reliever Luis Garcia, driving in Chris Taylor, who Clevinger hit with a pitch, and Cody Bellinger, who he had walked.
The Padres, down 5-1, confirmed some life within the sixth, stopping the Dodgers from scoring on two key performs.
Juan Soto saved a Mookie Betts blast within the park, although he couldn’t maintain on to the ball after leaping above the fence in proper subject. Betts settled for a double quite than a two-run homer, as Bellinger had simply walked.
An out later, Freddie Freeman despatched a floor ball up the center, however Jake Cronenworth slid to his proper to snag it and throw out the Dodger first baseman to finish the inning.
A half inning later, the Padres acquired themselves again into the sport, scoring three runs with two outs.
Jurickson Profar discovered new life after catcher Will Smith couldn’t get to a pop up behind the plate, and doubled to drive in Soto and Josh Bell. Cronenworth adopted with a double to usher in Profar, making the rating 5-4, however Trent Grisham discovered himself referred to as out on strikes on a ball that gave the impression to be inside. Supervisor Bob Melvin flatly described it as “a nasty name.”
However the Dodgers promptly pounded Adrian Morejon. The reliever confronted 4 batters within the backside of the seventh and did not retire one. The large blow got here from pinch hitter Trayce Thompson, who hit a three-run shot to knock him out of the sport.
But Morejon nonetheless has a fan in Melvin.
“He’s certainly one of our guys now. They had been on his heater, he didn’t find it a effectively as he might, however he’ll proceed to be certainly one of our guys in shut video games late,” the supervisor mentioned.
The Padres return dwelling Monday to face the abruptly sizzling Arizona Diamondbacks with Blake Snell, Joe Musgrove and Yu Darvish getting the begins. After an off-day Thursday, the Dodgers arrive for one more three-game sequence.