For the second night in a row, one player provided all the offense for the Padres and that was just not enough to produce a road win in Atlanta.
Padres outfielder Oswaldo Arcia went yard for the second straight day but that was the only offense the Friars could muster during Wednesday's 8-1 loss.
The main reason for that was Braves starting pitcher Matt Wisler, who struck out a career-high 10 batters and held the Padres to just one run over the first six innings.
Ryan Schimpf and Derek Norris each struck out three times, and Atlanta’s bullpen held firm during the final three frames to prevent San Diego from getting back into the contest.
Arcia knocked in all three runs for San Diego during Tuesday’s loss, and didn't get much help in this one. The Padres collected only five total hits and fell to 2-3 on their current 9-game road trip.
As of Wednesday night, the Padres sit in last place in the National League West with a 55-77 record.
Rosters expand to 40 in September, so it will be interesting to see which players get promoted to the big league club from the minors.
San Diego will try to get back on track in Thursday’s matinee when Jarred Cosart opposes Atlanta’s Mike Foltynewicz.