Robbie Ray was his usual inefficient self, but worked through the first four innings with relatively little damage, trailing only 2-0. However, the Padres then blew the doors off things in the fifth and sixth innings, scoring a total of eight runs there, helped by three HR. Ray's night ended after 4.2 innings - about the usual 97 pitches - having allowed nine hits and two walks. He was charged with five earned runs and struck out eight. But it was new arrivals Dominic Leone and Josh Collmenter who really gave it up. Their combined line: 0.2 innings pitched, seven hits, two walks, and five earned runs allowed. Their stays with the team may be short. Which is sad, at least in Josh's case.
Meanwhile, the offense was blanked almost entirely over seven innings by Christian Friedrich, managing only three hits and a walk. They finally got on the board in the eighth, courtesy of former Diamondback Keith Hessler, who did at least remind us of why we were right to get rid of him. He came into the game with a season ERA of 14.40, and it actually went up, courtesy of a two-run homer off the bat of Brandon Drury, his eighth. Jake Lamb also went deep, with two outs in the ninth, coming off the bench for his seventh HR. But Arizona were outhit by an 18-6 margin, and this was not a contest at all.
Turambar will be along with a beer cap. If ever beer was needed, tonight was it.