In less than 24 hours, the Padres and Pirates each earned 4-0 victories at PNC Park.
Thursday it was Pittsburgh’s turn to return the favor as San Diego struggled to get any offense going.
Jameson Taillon did his best Edwin Jackson impersonation and shutout the Padres during his eight innings of work. Taillon struck out just four batters but the Friars only managed four singles the entire game.
One of those hits was collected by Poway native Nick Noonan who made his Padres debut.
It was not Noonan’s first major league contest (he played briefly with the Giants in 2013 and 2015) but he singled in his first at-bat with his hometown team and finished 1-for-3.
Noonan is expected to start at shortstop for the majority of the remaining games this season as the club continues trying out younger players in various big league roles.
This is the 13th time the Padres have been shutout this season.
Next up are the Mets on Friday. Paul Clemens will oppose New York’s Logan Verrett.
San Diego will also go with a six-man rotation starting Sunday when Clayton Richard gets the nod.