Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy's numbers against the San Diego Padres in 2014:
2-0 record , 2.61 ERA.
The SAME GUY's numbers against everyone else in Major League Baseball in 2014:
0-10 record, 5.80 ERA.
These days it doesn't matter if the Padres are facing Brandon McCarthy, Joe McCarthy or Melissa McCarthy, odds are they aren't going to score many runs.
The Padres lost to McCarthy and the Diamondbacks 2-1 Friday night at Petco Park. Things got so bad that in the 3rd inning, San Diego's starting pitcher Tyson Ross took it upon himself to bunt for a base hit. And he pulled it off with an impressive push bunt up the first base line that gave the Padres their first hit since Tuesday (keep in mind, this game was played on Friday).
Ross also drove in the Padres only run of the game with a sacrifice fly, and was good enough on the mound to get a win. Ross threw seven innings, allowing two runs and striking out seven, but he still took the loss.
Ross could have gotten at least a no-decision, but the Padres squandered a golden opportunity to score in the 6th inning.
Chase Headley led off with a single and advanced to second when left fielder David Peralta couldn't field the ball cleanly. Headley moved to third on a ground ball by Yasmani Grandal, setting up Will Venable with a runner at third, one out and the infield in.
Like clockwork for the Padres this season, Venable hit a ground ball to Aaron Hill at second base. Headley was running on contact, so he was in limbo and got in to a rundown. A very short rundown.
Venable tried to get to second base, but Martin Prado tagged Headley and made a quick throw to shortstop Didi Gregorius, trapping Will in another rundown.
Your garden variety 4-2-5-6-4 double play ended the inning and the Padres never scored again.
And so it goes for San Diego's professional baseball team in 2014.