Padres lose late thriller to Phillies, 7-6, continue slump

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The Padres and Phillies had a thriller of a game Sunday afternoon that resulted in a 7-6 loss for the Padres.

After a 2-hour and 56-minute rain delay this game finally got underway Sunday afternoon. Ha Seong-Kim got the action started off right away with a lead-off homerun that put the Padres up 1-0. The Padres would score 2 more unanswered in the 4th and 5th inning with a Bogaerts homerun and a Trent Grisham RBI double. After a great start to the game starter, Seth Lugo would give up the Padres 3-0 lead in the 6th inning giving up a total of 5 runs before being pulled.

Relief pitcher Tom Cosgrove held it down for almost 2 innings as he struck out 4 and allowed 0 runs. In a late resurgence for the Padres Tatis Jr. got a critical 2 RBI single in the 8th to tie the game at 5-5. This led to the game going into extra innings where the Padres are winless on the year. The Padres and Phillies each scored a run in the 10th with the Phillies scoring theirs with a Bryce Harper single with 2 outs.

After both teams went scoreless in the 11th this thriller of a game entered the 12th inning. In this 12th inning after the Padres went scoreless Bob Melvin would be ejected after arguing a unique pitch clock timeout. Shortly after the ejection Kyle Schwarber hit a sac fly to score the game-winning run to send the Phillies home victorious and series win over the Padres. 

Here are three takeaways from the game: 

The Positives

After a crushing loss for the Padres, there were still a lot of great things that were done in the defeat. The Padre bats have great series overall. Today scoring 6 runs would get the job done in a large percentage of games. They got it done with the long ball again as well as scoring with runners in the scoring position. Today, especially they came back late to tie it up which has been very rare for the Padres this season. 

Pitching Let Down

After a tough weekend on the bump, it would continue Sunday in the crushing loss for the Padres. Today allowing 5 earned runs hurt the team significantly with today being one of the more important games of the year. Now the bullpen actually had one of their better games of the year but it would be too much to overcome.


With today’s loss, it is looking more and more likely that the Padres will be sellers at the deadline. With it getting later and later in the season there is less time for the team to turn things around. It wouldn’t make much sense for the team to be buyers and let go of more prospects for the second straight deadline. They may even look to trade someone like a Blake Snell or a Juan Soto who are players with contracts that are expiring. 

The Padres continue their road trip up north to face the Toronto Blue Jays at 4:07 p.m. PT.