Despaigne struggles as the San Diego Padres fall to the Braves

San Diego, CA- After almost throwing the San Diego Padres first ever no-hitter last sunday, Odrisamer Despaigne struggled to match that success today against the Braves as the Atlanta Braves defeated the San Diego Padres 5-3.

Chris Johnson got the Braves on the board early with an RBI groundout to score Jason Heyward and give the Braves a 1-0 lead.

Yasmani Grandal would give the San Diego Padres the lead in the top of the fourth on a two-run double off Braves ace Julio Teheran to give the Padres a 2-1 lead.

The Padres lead wouldn’t last for long, as Heyward would score on an RBI single by Chris Johnson in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game at 2-2.

The Braves would score three more runs in the fourth on a squeeze bunt by Teheran, a throwing error by Solarte, and an RBI single by Freeman to extend the Braves lead to 5-2. That would be all for Despaigne as he would exit the the game after only 3.2 innings of work.

Solarte would make up for his error in the top of the 5th with an RBI single to score Chris Nelson and cut the Braves lead to 5-3.

That’s as close as the Padres would get as the Braves bullpen would hold the San Diego Padres offense in check the rest of the game and all-star closer Craig Kimbrel struck out all three Padres in the ninth to seal the win for the Braves.

Rookie Odrisamer Despaigne fell to (2-2) on the season for the San Diego Padres, after allowing 5 runs on six hits and five walks in only 3.2 innings of work.