SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 12: Kensuke Tanaka #37 of the San Francisco Giants gets caught in a run down by Chase Headley #7 of the San Diego Padres and Jedd Gyorko #9 as umpire Laz Diaz makes the call during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Petco Park on July 12, 2013 in San Diego, California. Tanaka was ruled safe and allowed to advance to third base. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
Remember that scene from Animal House where a young Kevin Bacon is trying to convince a panicked parade crowd it has nothing to fear? He just stood with his hands up screaming "All is well!"
But Bacon knew all was not, indeed, well. And the Padres are now in the same runaway Deathmobile.
The Friars lost to the Giants 10-1 on Friday night. It was a fireworks night, and people were still leaving early, the game was so upsetting.
It's crazy, too, because the day had started out with so much Padres promise. Jedd Gyorko and Yonder Alonso came off the disabled list. Valhalla H.S. alum Sean O'Sullivan made his first start for his home town team. They wore the classic 1940's-era PCL Padres throwback uniforms. They even gave out some great-looking fedoras to the crowd.
O'Sullivan was solid (5 IP, 2 ER, 4 K). The fedoras were a hit. The uniforms looked great. But, the other guys playing in them did not.
Gyorko and Alonso combined for an 0-8 night and the Padres bullpen gave up 8 runs in 4 innings. San Diego has lost 13 of their last 14 games. At this point, they're actually less fun to watch than Sharknado.