Bradley has decent outing, Diamondbacks lose to Padres 5-2
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Archie Bradley had a pretty decent night for the Arizona Diamondbacks, allowing two hits and two runs in five innings while striking out seven at spacious Petco Park.
He ended up with a no-decision, though.
Adam Rosales homered and drove in four runs, and rookie Ryan Schimpf scored three times to lead the San Diego Padres to a 5-2 victory Tuesday night.
“Kind of weird, only two hits, gave up two runs — just a funny game sometimes,” said Bradley, who walked three. “You never know how things are going to affect you, but the hit-by-a-pitch and the walk came back to really hurt me tonight. I was honesty really pleased with staying composed the way I did in those two innings, coming back and striking guys out to get through the inning. But overall pretty pleased with it.”
The start of the game was delayed 70 minutes by rain. It was only the seventh delay in Petco Park’s 13-season history, the sixth because of rain. The other one was due to a swarm of bees during a game in 2009.
Arizona dropped into sole possession of last place in the NL West.
Paul Goldschmidt hit a tying, two-run homer for the Diamondbacks with two outs in the sixth inning off starter Paul Clemens.
Schimpf reached base for the third time when he drew a leadoff walk from reliever Zack Godley (4-4) in the bottom of the inning. Rosales homered to left field with one out, his 11th, to give the Padres a 4-2 lead.
“That’s a big momentum shift and you want to come back right away,” Rosales said. “You don’t want to dwell on it. You want to come right back and answer back, and that’s what we did.”
Schimpf was hit by a pitch from Bradley leading off the second and scored on Alex Dickerson’s double. Schimpf walked leading off the fourth and scored on Rosales’ sacrifice fly.
Rosales also hit a sac fly in the eighth to bring in Wil Myers, who doubled and stole third. It was Myers’ 88th hit at home, a single-season record for Petco Park.
Keith Hessler (1-0) got the last out of the sixth for the win. Brandon Maurer pitched the ninth for his second straight save and 12th in 14 chances.
Each team had just four hits.
Padres manager Andy Green said Rosales “has been outstanding. He’s gotten limited opportunity this year and he’s taken full advantage of all his opportunities. He’s fun to watch play baseball.”
Clemens took a 2-0 lead into the sixth before being undone by two unearned runs. With two outs, shortstop Luis Sardinas booted a routine grounder by Chris Owings. Goldschmidt then homered to left-center to tie it.
Clemens allows two runs, none earned, and three hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out four and walked one.
Diamondbacks: RHP Zack Greinke (12-7, 4.42 ERA) is scheduled to start the finale of the three-game series. He’s 1-0 with a 3.54 ERA in three starts against San Diego this year and 7-1 with a 1.96 ERA in 15 career starts against the Padres.
Padres: RHP Luis Perdomo (8-9, 5.68), a 23-year-old rookie, is coming off his club-leading eighth victory, 3-1 at San Francisco on Sept. 14.