Jered Weaver was looking for his first win of the season when he took the mound against the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday night. Instead, the righty was pulled out of the game in the top of the first inning. Weaver allowed seven runs including a three run homer by Jake Lamb and a two run bomb by Brandon Drury, all earned in two-thirds of an inning. Weaver has given up two or more home runs in seven of his last nine starts this season.
By the end of the first inning the Diamondbacks had a strong 8-0 lead over the Friars. But why stop there? In the sixth inning the hole got even deeper for San Diego.
Craig Stammen was on the hill for the Padres when David Peralta hit a solo shot to left field. A few batters later, Jake Lamb sent his second home run of the night to center field. Still, Stammen finished with seven strikeouts before Kevin Quackenbush came in to relieve him.
In the ninth inning Padres third baseman Ryan Schimpf stepped up to avoid the shut out. His RBI single to center scored Allen Cordoba, but that’s the only offense we saw from the Padres. The Diamondbacks won the first game of the series 10-1.
The NL West showdown continues Saturday night at 7:10 p.m. at Petco Park.