The Padres bullpen had a case of the Mondays.
So did Wil Myers, Derek Norris and Ryan Schimpf thanks to San Diego native Mike Leake.
It all added up to a 10-2 loss in Saint Louis as San Diego opened its 10-game road trip in disappointing fashion.
The player of the game was Leake. The Fallbrook high school alum racked up 11 strikeouts for the Redbirds and only allowed one run over six innings of work.
Myers, Norris and Schimpf struggled mightily against the right-hander with the Padres first baseman striking out four times for a golden sombrero. Schimpf and Norris were each punched out three times.
Matt Kemp helped the Friars set a franchise-record when he blasted his 19th home run of the season in the fourth inning. It’s the 16th consecutive game that at least one Padre has hit a homer.
San Diego took that 1-0 lead into the fifth but Cardinals slugger Matt Holiday gave the home team the lead with a two-run single.
Saint Louis then put four more on the board against Padres starter Christian Friedrich in the sixth, highlighted by a two-run double by Matt Adams.
After Friedrich was bounced from the game, it got worse.
Basically, every pitcher that took the mound with a “SD” on his jersey gave up at least one run.
Carlos Villanueva was tagged for two runs in the dicey sixth frame.
Jose Dominguez gave up a pair of home runs in the seventh, and Matt Thornton allowed a solo shot by Steven Piscotty to close out an ugly box score for the San Diego pitching staff.
Former Padres infielder Jedd Gyorko added three hits, including a solo homer in the seventh inning. Gyorko is batting .252 with Saint Louis after popping his eighth long ball of the year.
Friars third baseman Yangervis Solarte collected a double, a single and a stolen base, raising his batting average to .295 in the process.
Colin Rea opposes Carlos Martinez on Tuesday. Martinez has the second lowest earned run average (1.49) in MLB since May 30th. First pitch is slated for 5:15 p.m.