ON the MOUND
Erasmo actually pitched VERY well . . . .
He retired the side in order THREE times and both hits allowed were singles – makes one wonder why he was pulled after only 70 pitches (maybe Lloyd knows something we don’t or, maybe he just didn’t want to push his luck)
SIX innings ~ TWO hits ~ ZERO runs ~ TWO walks ~ THREE strikeouts
Unfortunately, it was one of those rare games that the bullpen faltered . . .
} Dom was very un-Dom like ~ allowing back-to-back triples with only one out and it spiraled out of control from there, all the Padres runs were charged to him
} Joe got them out of the 7th but, not before allowing one of the inherited runners to score and Nando just came in because he needed some work (pitched a scoreless 8th)
AT the PLATE
Not much to see here . . .
* though all but TWO starters had at least ONE hit, only one was for extra-bases (Dustin’s double) and only ONE drove anyone in (Robbie’s single in the 5th – he also had TWO other hits)
* LoMo had a SB
IN the FIELD
No errors and no DP’s (though they hit into TWO )
I never feel I can speak to the defense unless I actually see/hear the game and, due to the early start time, that wasn’t possible
tweets of the game . . .