Padres Pummeled to Start Players' Weekend

San Diego gets blasted by the Dodgers in Los Angeles

The Padres have the annoying ability to not just be bad, but to be boring. They were both on Friday night.

Major League Baseball’s “Players’ Weekend” got underway with the Friars falling 11-1 to the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Let’s make this fast because honestly having to write about this team is giving me an ulcer.

San Diego starter Clayton Richard is supposed to eat up innings but he got lit up. Richard gave up seven runs (six earned) and didn’t make it out of the 4th inning. Chris Taylor and Justin Turner both took Richard deep.

L.A. scored in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th innings. They were on top 7-0 before the Padres got their first baserunner (Hunter Renfroe, who doubled in the 5th inning against Rich Hill). The Padres only run came in the 8th inning when Freddy Galvis doubled home Manuel Margot.

At 50-81 the Padres will have to go on a 31-game winning streak to avoid a losing season. Problem is on Saturday they send winless rookie Brett Kennedy to the mound against 53-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw. OK that’s an exaggeration. He’s only won it three times.

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