The Padres began their marathon 10 game road trip in lousy fashion, losing three straight to the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. After beating the Angels in an extra-inning thriller, the Padres lost a heartbreaker to the Cardinals in their first game on Monday night. They then were shutout on Tuesday before giving up a three run lead before their second at-bats in the finale on Wednesday, allowing the Redbirds to complete their sweep of the Friars.
The Padres will begin a four game series against the Mets on Thursday before they head to Chicago to face the Cubs on Monday. Below is a recap off their sweep at the hands of the Cardinals.
Monday May 21st, 2012 Cardinals 4, Padres 3
WP Jason Motte (3-1) 1.1IP 1H 0R 0ER 0BB 0K 0HR
LP Andrew Cashner (2-3) 0.2IP 2H 2R 2ER 0BB 1K 1HR
A day after scoring the winning run Clayton Richard pitched fantastically into the eighth inning , but Andrew Cashner could not hold the lead, giving up a two-run homer in the eighth to give the Cardinals ...