Padres’ troubles continue with a 7-1 loss to the Pirates

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It’s Groundhog Day for the Padres with yet another disappointing loss.

The San Diego Padres came into today’s game with very little going for them besides the fact they had Blake Snell on the mound. Right off the bat, literally, the Pirates hit a moonshot of a homerun to start the game. Blake Snell ended up bouncing back after that striking out 10 and giving up no more runs. The bats did little favors for Snell only amounting one run for the whole game. The Pirates would pile it on in the 7th scoring 5 runs. 

Here are three takeaways from the game:

Déjà Vu 

It’s like a broken record for the Padres dropping another game. In today’s game, it seemed as if the only one to show passion was manager Bob Melvin who was ejected for arguing a hit-by-pitch call. It is the same problem every game during this skid as the team can’t quite put it all together. 

Snell Looks Good 

Besides a tough first inning, Blake Snell had a rather good start. He was hitting his locations and allowing minimal base runners. Even though he received the loss for tonight’s game it was not his fault at all. He had a very good start being one of the only players who should be pleased with his performance. 

What Now?

It seems as if it’s the same thing every game for the Padres. As a team, they have to come together and unite to express one common goal, which should be winning. They aren’t playing together as a team. At this point, it isn’t the manager’s fault as the team has had 4 managers in recent years. The front office may need to evaluate who they need to keep or let go when it comes to the trade deadline. The odds are this roster will not look the same.

The Padres will be up bright and early as they will be finishing the series at 9:35 PST vs the Pittsburgh Pirates with Joe Musgrove on the bump