Despite a so-so performance by ace Andrew Cashner the Padres had their chances against the Brewers. They couldn't capitalize on those opportunities, losing 4-3. The Brewers pushed their record to a major league best 15-5. The Padres are now 9-11 one game into a ten game road trip.
Cashner got through the first two innings unscathed but ran into a Brewers buzz saw in the third. Milwaukee scored three runs on a double, a triple, a long sacrifice fly and a home run. When the dust settled it was 3-0 Milwaukee.
Cashner (2-2) took the loss. He pitched six innings, giving up four earned runs.
The Padres made a game of it in the seventh inning. Chris Denorfia hit his first home run of 2014 to lead off the inning, cutting the Brewers lead to one run. The Padres eventually loaded the bases with just one out, but Seth Smith (fly out to left) and Chase Headley (strikeout) failed to push any more runs across.
Milwaukee closer Francisco Rodriguez, pitching for the fourth consecutive game, pitched the ninth for his eighth save of the season.
Game two of the three game series is Tuesday night. First pitch at Miller Park is scheduled for 5:10 PDT.