Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
San Diego, CA- The San Diego Padres suffered their worst loss of the early season as the Nationals blowout the Padres 11-1 in game two of the four game series.
Stephen Strasburg fanned 11 over seven scoreless frames. Nick Hundley went 2-for-4 and drove in the Padres’ lone run. Robbie Erlin (1-3) was shelled for eight runs on 13 hits over 5 1/3 innings.
The Nationals teed off on Padres starter Robbie Erlin from the start as Anthony Rendon and Adam LaRoche scored on a double by Ian Desmond and an RBI single by Bryce Harper to give the Nationals the early 2-0 lead.
The Nationals would add to their lead in the third as Bryce Harper with the bases loaded, cleared the bases with a triple to extend their lead to 5-0.
Harper would score on an RBI single by Jose Lobaton to increase the Nationals lead to 6-0. The inning didn’t go all that well for the Nationals as Harper left the game with an injured wrist.
The Nationals would strike again in the sixth as Denard Span and Jayson Werth scored on an RBI double by LaRoche and an RBI groundout by Desmond to increase their lead to 8-0.
The Nationals continued to pound the Padres in the seventh as Lobaton and Zach Walters scored on an RBI double by walked before Rendon to increase their lead to 10-0.
Jedd Gyorko scored the Padres only run of the game in the top of the eighth, as he scored on an RBI single by Nick Hundley to put the Padres on the board 11-1.