When Andrew Cashner gave up a hit and walked two Diamondbacks hitters in the 3rd inning on Friday night at Petco Park, a lot of Padres fans started getting a bad feeling.
When Aaron Hill singled to bring in two runs and give Arizona a 2-0 lead, those fans' fears were founded. That 2-0 score turned out to be a final.
The Padres managed a paltry three hits in seven innings against Diamondbacks starter Bronson Arroyo, who struck out six San Diego hitters (after only whiffing 10 in his previous five starts combined).
The truly telling part of the night came in manager Bud Black's post-game media session. While talking about Cashner allowing those two runs, Black said, "At that point you don't know if that's the ballgame because you've still got a lot of innings to play."
The fact he thought that during the 3rd inning, when his team still had 21 outs to get two runs, speaks volumes about how bad things are going for the Padres right now.