Eric Stults and the Padres delivered despite an early two-run home run by Casey McGehee for his first shot as a Marlin. Stuls held Miami for the most part offensively after that McGehee homer, shutting the Fish out for the remainder of his six innings of work. The two runs were all Miami could muster before an ugly series of events threw this game into yet another rout.
The Padres were having their way with Nathan Eovaldi, who struck out just three batters and walked a season-high four along with allowing a homer in five innings of work. Seth Smith delivered a lot of damage on Eovaldi, as he drove in both of Captain EO's runs allowed. In the first inning, Smith tripled home a run and later tied the ballgame with his solo shot on Eovaldi.
However, Eovaldi was able to keep Miami in the game temporarily before the bullpen threw it out the window. Carlos Marmol relieved Eovaldi in the sixth inning and notched a strikeout and a groundout to begin the inning. Then, an Everth Cabrera single and stolen base led to an intentional walk for Smith, and the wheels fell off promptly. Jedd Gyorko singled home Cabrera, and the returning Chase Headley became the hero when he launched a three-run home run to put the Padres up 6-2.
Both sides notched runs thereafter, including another RBI hit for Smith, who fell a single shy of hitting for the cycle. The Fish took another brutal defeat, 9-3 to the Padres. They will look to notch a series split tomorrow afternoon.