Here's what went well for the Padres on Monday night in the first game of a 3-game series against the Giants:
Fernando Tatis Jr.
Here's what did not go well for the home team:
Basically everything else.
Tatis tripled then scored on another pop-up to the 2nd baseman and made another dazzling defensive play at shortstop but the Padres pitching staff got smacked around in a 13-2 loss to San Francisco that dropped the Friars back to .500 and 42-42.
In the 2nd inning Tatis made a sprawling backhanded stop of a Kevin Pillar grounder then unleashed a 94-MPH throw from the hole to get the out (with the help of a nice pick by Eric Hosmer at 1st base). In the 7th inning he hit a liner to right-centerfield and ended up with a standup triple. Manny Machado hit a pop-up to shallow right field that was caught by 2nd baseman Joe Panik.
Tatis never hesitated, tagging and scoring on a bad throw home. The problem is the Padres only scored one other run and their pitching staff was no bueno.
Rookie lefty Logan Allen had the first bad start of his big league career. Allen gave up six runs on seven hits in 4.0 innings to take his first MLB loss. Phil Maton was asked to go longer than he normally does and was touched up for three runs in 3.0 innings. Trey Wingenter only got two outs but gave up a run and Robert Stock let in three more in 1.1 innings.
The Padres can even the series on Tuesday night when Matt Strahm takes the ball against Tyler Beede.