Travis Wood won his debut with the Padres back on July 28. His next two starts however have not been as impressive.
The Reds tagged Wood for a pair of homers Wednesday and promptly put the Padres in a 6-0 hole. The Friars never led and wound up falling 8-3.
Wood was saddled with his first loss since joining San Diego in a trade that sent pitchers Ryan Buchter, Trevor Cahill, and Brandon Maurer to the Kansas City Royals.
The lefty allowed a two-run single to Jose Peraza in the opening frame, then saw Eugenio Suarez and Stuart Turner each hoist two-run homers in the third and fifth innings respectively.
Wood lasted only five innings and threw 107 pitches. He struck out seven but had to deal with a ton of base-runners.
Wood allowed seven hits and also walked four which hurt his chances to keep the game within reach.
It would have been worse if Hunter Renfroe hadn’t made another fantastic defensive play to end the fourth.
With the bases loaded, Renfroe bolted towards the right field line and made a sliding grab to rob Adam Duvall of a bloop base hit.
Manny Margot helped the Padres avoid a shutout by bashing a solo shot in the sixth inning. It’s his 10th long ball of the year.
Four batters later, Wil Myers blasted his 22nd home run of the season when he turned on a 0-1 fastball and rocketed a two-run bomb over the right field wall.
But the Friars would get no closer after falling into that 6-0 hole.
The Reds tacked on a pair in the bottom of the sixth to stretch the lead to 8-3 and that wound up being the final margin.
Carter Capps pitched the sixth inning and was charged with those two runs thanks to four Cincinnati hits.
San Diego can salvage a split of the series with a win in Thursday’s matinee.
First pitch is a 9:35 a.m. on the west coast with rookie Dinelson Lamet scheduled to oppose Cincinnati’s Luis Castillo.