It got ugly early at Petco Park. Seven batters into the game it was 5-0 Brewers. That proved to be more than enough runs as Milwaukee cruised to a 7-1 win over the Padres.
After giving up a lead-off single to Jean Segura, starter Jason Marquis got Rickie Weeks to ground into a fielders choice. The next batter up, Ryan Braun, swung at the first pitch he saw, depositing the ball in the left field bull-pen. Just like that it was 2-0 Milwaukee. The next batter, Jonathan Lucroy struck out. Marquis then hit Logan Schafer and Carlos Gomez. So with two on and two out Yuniesky Betancourt came to the plate and just like Braun, hit the first pitch he saw out of the park.
Marquis (1-2) took the loss, giving up seven earned runs in four-plus innings pitched.
The Padres actually got three more hits than the Brewers, but managed to push just one run across the plate. Their lone run came on a fielder's choice by relief pitcher Anthony Bass in the fifth inning. It was the first run the Padres had scored since Friday night in San Francisco, a span of 25-innings.
The Padres struck out ten times, pushing their total to 39 in their last four games.
Marquis (1-2) struck hen struck out Jonathan Lucroy but then hit Logan Schafer