July 25, 2021

Snake Pit Sim Season: 5/27 – Those Pesky Padres (AZ Snakepit)

Mike Leake had another rough outing, this one coming against the division rival Padres. However, despite his struggles, the loss was not entirely on him. Arizona’s offense did not exactly help things by being held scoreless (and mostly hitless) through the front eight innings.

The first inning is really all one needs to know in order to get a grip on how this game went. The Diamondbacks did manage to get one of their three hits off of San Diego starter, MacKenzie Gore in the first. Unfortunately, Gore did not walk anyone and the other two hits came in the second and fifth innings.

Meanwhile, on the other side, the Padres subjected Mike Leake to death by a thousand paper cuts. Tommy Pham started things off by flying out to Starling Marte in straight-away center field. Wil Myers followed with a groundball single past third. He was followed by Fernando Tatis, Jr. who grounded one through the 5.5 hole. That brought up Manny Machado who grounded a ball back through the box into center field, scoring Myers. Eric Hosmer worked the count ful…

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