Padres offensive struggles continue in shutout loss to the Diamondbacks


Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego, CA- Of all the lackluster offensive performances the Padres have had this season, tonight was easily the most pathetic as the Arizona Diamondbacks with the worst pitching staff in baseball shutout the Padres 2-0 in game one of the three game series.

Diamondbacks Bronson Arroyo improved to (2-2) on the season after pitching seven shutout innings and striking out six.

Arroyo held the struggling Padres offense hitless through the first 4.1 innings before allowing a hit.

The Diamondbacks scored games only runs in the top of the third as after having him down 0-2, Andrew Cashner would walk Miguel Montero to load the bases with two outs. Aaron Hill would make Cashner pay for that as he would drill a two-run single to left to score Parra and Goldschmidt to give the Diamondbacks the lead 2-0.

The Padres would never threaten the Diamondbacks lead as they only had three singles on the night. With the loss the Padres now have lost three straight and fall to (13-17) on the season.

Andrew Cashner suffered his second straight loss of the season, falling to (2-4) on the season after allowing just two runs on four hits over six innings of work.

This was supposed to be an easy series for the Padres, as despite being statistically the worst offense in baseball the Padres have been able to fight and scrap a few runs together the past few games to keep the team afloat, but tonight in typical Padres fashion despite facing the worst pitching staff in baseball they were unable to even scrap together a few runs to win.