The Diamondbacks tagged starter Sean Manaea with two house runs Thursday and so they held up, because the Padres mustered solely three hits in a 4-0 loss.
Each homers got here within the fourth inning, off the bats of Ketel Marte – who led off the inning along with his shot – and Emmanuel Rivera, whose lengthy ball got here with two out.
The Padres‘ greatest have a look at the sport got here within the second, when Josh Bell walked with one out and Brandon Drury adopted with a single. However Ha-Seong Kim and Trent Grisham struck out to finish the menace.
In any other case, Arizona prospect Drey Jameson – proprietor of a 6.95 ERA in Triple-A ball – handcuffed the Padres, going seven innings and putting out 5, together with slugger Juan Soto. Twice.
Manaea has struggled currently, however supervisor Bob Melvin defended him, stating that his current day without work helped with the lefty’s velocity. As for the offense, Melvin stated, “it didn’t even (really feel) like we put up a struggle. You possibly can’t play that approach, particularly right now of the 12 months.”
With the the loss, the Padres, who’ve 18 video games remaining, misplaced a half recreation to the idle Milwaukee Brewers, who path the Friars by 1.5 video games within the race for the ultimate wild-card spot.
Atlanta and Philadelphia lead within the race for the primary two slots.
The Padres opened up the four-game set in Arizona on an evening that baseball saluted the late Corridor of Famer Roberto Clemente.
The Diamondbacks might have a 68-75 file, however the crew has performed successful groups nicely within the final month. The stretch features a sweep of the Chicago White Sox and taking three of 4 from the Brewers.
The collection continues Friday with Blake Snell taking the mound. Joe Musgrove and Yu Darvish observe.