Padres 2, Dodgers 1: Walked off to snap win streak

It was a real pitchers’ duel to open up the road trip, and while the Dodgers did enough to tie things up late, that eventually also made it a battle of the pens. Obviously that leaves the hobbled Dodgers unit at a disadvantage, and Luis Arraez walked them off in the 9th in a 2-1 loss to the Padres.

That snaps their seven-game win streak.


Honestly there just wasn’t a whole lot going on today, as both pitchers were dominant. Tyler Glasnow continued to look every bit of the ace the Dodgers want him to be, but he had a run of five strikeouts in a row interrupted by a Luis Campusano solo homer on a first-pitch ambush that put the Padres ahead 1-0.

Following that, Glasnow got right back to business, retiring the next five batters in a row. The 5th started with a walk after he didn’t get a borderline call, but that was erased immediately with a double play and he faced the minimum. Much the same in the 6th, as this time a one-out walk was erased by a double play and he only faced three batters. Glasnow continued to look both dominant and efficient into the 7th, getting the side in order to complete his outing.

That pesky homer was really the only thing in the way of having a look at a no-hitter: 7 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 10 K, 99 Pitches.

Unfortunately, Michael King was at his best tonight, not showing any signs of the pitcher who had struggled against the Dodgers earlier this season. Not only did he have all his pitches under his command, but they were moving more than they ever had before.

Surprisingly, the Dodgers did have some half chances early. After a clean 1st, a two-out error in the 2nd was followed by a walk, but a Gavin Lux strikeout would end that threat. In the 3rd, a one-out walk was followed by a single, but back-to-back strikeouts from Freddie Freeman and Will Smith stranded that chance to keep the zero on the board.

King responded to that with back-to-back clean frames, then giving up only a single in the 6th and a walk in the 7th before his night came to an end. 11 strikeouts and complete dominance of a lineup that’s rolling. Tip your cap.

Thankfully for the Dodgers, the 8th brought relief in the form of anybody but King. Yuki Matsui entered and had a single deflect off him from Mookie Betts and then Shohei Ohtani followed by slapping a ball the other way for a double.

Not sure what’s happening here.

Regardless, the Dodgers could only get a Freeman sacrifice fly out of it and the score was tied 1-1. They wouldn’t score again the rest of the game.

The pen games started well for the Dodgers, as Blake Treinen got a dominant 8th, looking every bit like his peak form, including making a couple batters look foolish.

However, in the 9th Michael Grove started by giving up a lead-off double, got fortunate on a strikeout, and then gave up the walk-off single to Arraez to lose it.


Clayton Kershaw is selling meat now or something, and Enrique Hernandez … well.


26-14, sky is falling.

The two teams will do it again tomorrow, just an hour earlier at 2:40 PM HT/5:40 PM PT/8:40 PM ET. It’ll be James Paxton, looking to build off his best start as a Dodger last time out, going up against Matt Waldron, who I like just cause he has a knuckler.

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