An overly simplistic and general view of the finale of a 4-game series between the Padres and Dodgers in Los Angeles could be described like this:
Over the span of nine innings the Padres trailed, led, were tied with, trailed, were tied with, led, and trailed the Dodgers. When the dust settled the Friars had an 11-10 loss that is going to sting for a while.
Rookie starter Chris Paddack did not have a good outing. The Sheriff gave up three runs in the 2nd inning on a pair of home runs with a walk sandwiched in between. Interestingly it was Paddack who started a big offensive day for the Friars.
In the top of the 3rd he singled to bring in Franciso Mejia with San Diego's first run. Greg Garcia singled and Manny Machado walked to load the bases and Eric Hosmer unloaded with a grand slam off Kenta Maeda. Hosmer's 16th home run of the season put the Padres on top 5-3. In the 4th inning Manuel Margot hit a solo homer to make it 6-3 but Paddack couldn't hold the lead.
The Dodgers started the 4th with a double, a hit batter, a double and a single and it was tied 6-6. Paddack made it through the inning but his day was done. In the 6th Craig Stammen coughed up a solo homer to A.J. Pollock to put Los Angeles back on top 7-6.
The pendulum swumg back to San Diego in the 7th inning. Machado singled to bring in Fernando Tatis Jr. to tie the game 7-7 and Hosmer plated Garcia with a sacrifice fly for his 5th RBI of the day and the Padres had the lead again. They got two more in the 8th inning on an RBI single by Tatis Jr. and a Garcia sac fly and it was a good thing they added on because the Dodgers finally figured out Andres Munoz.
The 20-year-old rookie who had not allowed a run in his first seven big league appearances didn't have great command of his 102-MPH stuff. He gave up two runs on two walks and two hits so, with two outs and two runners still on, Padres manager Andy Green went to closer Kirby Yates for the 4-out save.
Yates got out of the inning when Will Smith hit a liner right at Tatis Jr. at shortstop but trouble was waiting in the 9th. Joc Pederson led off with a double to right. He was cut down at 3rd base on a gutsy and perfect throw across the diamond from Hosmer to Machado but then the defense went very bad.
Rookie 2nd baseman Luis Urias ranged to his right to try and field a ground ball. It would have been tough to turn two but he kicked it around his feet and didn't even get an out. That set up Max Muncy to finish a monster day.
Muncy sent his 4th hit of the day to the wall in right field. Alex Verdugo scored from 2nd to tie it and Corey Seager tried to score from 1st base. Hunter Renfroe hit his cutoff man but Urias sent an errant throw up the 1st base line and Seager scored with a give to give the Dodgers a walkoff win.
The Padres fall to 51-60 and a full 7.0 games out of the National League Wild Card. They take Monday off then renew their Vedder Cup rivalry with the Mariners in Seattle on Tuesday.