San Diego, CA- The San Diego Padres fell to the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 and with the loss the Padres were officially eliminated from postseason play. (Even though we knew the Padres weren’t going to make the postseason for a while now.) Yet what makes this season even more frustrating is that even with their below .500 record and major league worst offense, the Padres because of the 2nd wild-card were still officially in the running for the playoffs until last night.
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As I’ve said all season the Padres have once again this season wasted one of the best pitching staffs in the national league. The Padres are currently (70-81) and just a .500 record would’ve placed the Padres in serious contention for the final wild-card heading into the final week of the season.
The Padres scored the games first run in the bottom of the fourth as Tommy Medica scored on an RBI single by Cameron Maybin.
Eric Stults was dominant to begin the game for the Padres retiring the first 12 batters he faced.
In the top of the fifth the Phillies got to Stults scoring four runs to retake the lead 4-1.
Friars on Base
The Padres would attempt to rally back in the bottom of the ninth as Maybin scored on an RBI single by Alexi Amarista to cut the Phillies lead to 5-2. That’s as close as the Padres would get as they fell to the Phillies 5-2.