The Padres had one of those days Sunday, suffering a 12-0 shellacking at the hands of the San Francisco Giants as they settled for a split of the four-game series.
The Giants hit MacKenzie Gore hard. The rookie starter gave up eight runs in three-plus innings of work, including two-run home runs to Thairo Estrada and Wilmer Flores. Flores added a second homer in the ninth as part of the Giants’ 17-hit attack.
The Padres offered nary a murmur of protest, though they did manage to load the bases in the bottom of the ninth. Austin Nola and Eric Hosmer singled, while Jake Cronenworth walked in-between.
But José Azocar and Brent Rooker both struck out swinging to bring the day to a merciful close.
Of Gore, manager Bob Melvin said simply, “they were on his fastball today.”
One bright spot? Starter Joe Musgrove will join Manny Machado on the National League All-Star Team on July 19 at Dodger Stadium.
Musgrove, an East County native, has gone 8-2 this season with a 2.09 ERA to earn his first spot on an All-Star team.
“From Opening Day to this point, he’s been one of the studs in the National League. Very deserved,” Melvin said of Musgrove’s honor.
With a week to go before the All-Star break, the Padres – suddenly eight games behind the hot Dodgers – head out on the road for four games in Colorado, followed by three against Arizona at Petco Park. Sean Manaea gets the start Monday.
Updated to correct location of Arizona games.