Padres starter Andrew Cashner put it best when describing the top of the fifth inning, "The whole inning was really weird, it was one of the most challenging inning's I've had."
That might be an understatement. With runners on second and third and one out Arizona starter Josh Collmenter hit a grounder to second. Cory Spangenberg threw home but Alfredo Marte slid in safely. Padres manager Bud Black challenged the call, but it stood...2-1 Dbacks.
The next batter, Ender Inciarte, grounded to first. Yasmani Grandal threw home, catching Didi Gregorius in a rundown. Third baseman Yangervis Solarte misplayed the throw from catcher Rene Rivera, allowing Gregorius to score.
Two batters later David Peralta singled to bring in Collmenter to make it 4-1 Diamondbacks. They won it 6-1.
That was more than enough run support for Collmenter, who notched his tenth win of the season. Cashner took the loss and fell to 2-7 on the year.
Arizona reliever Daniel Hudson pitched one inning of relief. He is coming off back to back years of Tommy John surgery.
Game four of the series is Thursday night at Petco Park.