Well. Not much to say about this one. A bad baseball team played bad baseball and the better team won.
The game started out well enough. After three innings, the Padres were up 3-2 thanks to an RBI double by Hunter Renfroe. Starter Clayton Richard gave up a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to give back the league, then gave way to Kevin Quackenbush for the sixth….and that was that. Quackenbush was dreadful, giving up six earned runs in his sole inning of work, highlighted by Iannetta’s double with the bases loaded. But hey, Quackenbush struck out the side. So there’s that.
Arizona would go on to score five more runs in the final three frames for a 15-3 win and series sweep. They’re now 9-4 against San Diego this year. Erick Aybar came on in relief for the final inning, walking one while giving up zero hits in his second appearance of the season. He would be the only Padres pitcher on the day to not give up a run.
Pat Corbin pitched 5.2 innings for the win, giving way to a Diamondbacks bullpen that held San Diego to only one hit the rest of the way. Chris Iannetta had seven RBIs in the game, off a homerun and a pair of doubles.
San Diego returns home tonight to begin a series against the Kansas City Royals. Jhoulys Chacin takes the mound against rookie Eric Skoglund.