Padres Get Shut Out Again

Friars strand all of their baserunners in loss to L.A.

The Padres should have gone ahead and let Will Ferrell take the field again on Saturday night at Petco Park. They still would not have scored any runs but at least they would have been entertaining.

The comedian was in San Diego to host a preview of his HBO special “Ferrell Takes the Field” on the massive video screen at Petco Park. Alas, the man who helped make San Diego classy could not inspire the Padres bats to do anything against the Dodgers, leaving many Friars fans in a glass case of emotion.

Los Angeles won 2-0 despite a great start by Padres right-hander Tyson Ross, who for whatever reason cannot get a win against the Dodgers. He’s appeared in 10 games against L.A. (seven starts) and pitched to a 2.67 earned run average. That should be good enough to get you at least one win but Ross is now 0-6 against the Dodgers.

He was saddled with another “L” because Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford brought home Andre Ethier with a ground-rule double in the 4th inning and his offense could not figure out how to get anybody around the bases. The Friars had seven baserunners against L.A. lefty Alex Wood (three hits and four walks) but stranded all of them.

The one that hurt the most came in the 6th inning. Matt Kemp was on first base after a single, bringing the go-ahead run to the plate in the form of Padres home run leader Justin Upton. But Kemp got picked off and the Padres never got another hit. This is the 17th time they’ve been shut out this season, a number I would have thought was illegal.

San Diego falls 12.5 games out of first place with the loss. They can still split the series with a win on Sunday.

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