SAN DIEGO -- What began with a misunderstanding ended with an avalanche of trouble for the Diamondbacks.
Benches cleared and bullpens emptied after D-backs center fielder Chris Young was buzzed by a high-and-tight fastball in the top of the eighth inning Friday night. After order was restored, the real damage in the Padres' eventual 7-1 victory began.
It started when D-backs rookie Wade Miley, who could have thrown the ball through the eye of a needle most of the night, made the one pitch he would have taken back, a high changeup to pinch-hitter Jesus Guzman.
Guzman hit it for a two-run homer to break a 1-1 tie with one out in the last of the eighth, and the Padres added four more runs in the frame to put the game away. Three were charged to reliever David Hernandez, who did not retire any of the four batters he faced after replacing Miley, and one came in when Justin Upton dropped a sacrifice fly in right field to allow a second run to score on the play.
Wade threw the ball gre...