Somehow the San Diego Padres AND the Seattle Mariners outscored Steph Curry on Thursday.
On the same night the NBA MVP was held to 11 points in the Golden State Warriors Game 1 victory over Cleveland, the Padres and Mariners lit up the scoreboard at Petco Park.
Unfortunately for San Diego, the home team inexplicably let a 12-2 lead dissolve into a stunning 16-13 loss that looked more like a football score.
Jon Jay collected a career-high 5 hits and raised his batting average to .301 on the season. He also knocked in two runs to help hand a 12-2 lead to starter Colin Rea.
Rea however did not make it out of the 6th inning and gave up six runs (five earned).
Then things escalated quickly. I mean they really got out of control.
The Padres bullpen could not spell relief – even if Pat Sajak had spotted them a couple vowels.
Brad Hand, the usually solid Ryan Buchter, Brandon Maurer, and Matt Thornton allowed a combined 10 runs to cross the plate.
Seattle proceeded to score five runs in the 6th inning and an absurd 9 more in the 7th. Maurer didn’t even record an out and gave up three consecutive RBI singles that let Seattle tie the game at 12.
Mariners shortstop Shawn O’Malley then greeted Thornton with a go-ahead RBI single of his own to make it 13-12.
The rough outing by the pitching staff overshadowed a good day at the plate for the Friars.
Derek Norris and Matt Kemp each had three hits, a RBI and scored twice, and the Padres actually finished with more total hits (20) than Seattle did (16).
Drew Pomeranz (4-5, 2.48 ERA) takes the mound Friday night as the Rockies come to town to open a 3-game series.
It will be a battle of left-handers as Chris Rusin gets the start for Colorado.