Just like the final series before the All-Star break, the Padres took game one from the Reds only to drop the final three in the long series. The series saw plenty of offense supplied by the Friars as they totaled 25 runs over the series, scoring at least four runs per game.
Former Friar Ryan Ludwick shined against San Diego pitching, going 6-12 with two homer runs and 10 RBIs in the three games he played.
The Padres ended their road trip 3-7 as they head back to San Diego tonight. July was their first winning month since August of 2010 in which their unforgettable 10 game slide began that eventually led to losing the division to the Giants on the season’s final day.
So far they are 0-2 this month as they look to earn their first win against R.A. Dickey of the Mets as they will don the totally awesome brown pinstripe uniforms they wore from 1985-1990 as part of “80’s night” at Petco Park Friday night.
Below is a recap of their series at Great American Ballpark.