Dodgers Shut Down By Yu Darvish & Padres
The Dodgers were defeated 7-1 by the San Diego Padres and dropped their third straight game in the series opener at Dodger Stadium.
Dustin May had never allowed more than three runs in a start through 33 major-league games until Friday night.
Three multi-run home runs against May put the Dodgers in a 7-0 hole they couldn’t dig their way out of.
May had poor command in his third start for the Dodgers since returning from Tommy John surgery. He allowed a pair of two-run home runs in the third, walked five and hit two batters.
May walked Juan Soto and Manny Machado consecutively with one out in the top of the first. May jammed Josh Bell with an effective cutter to induce a pop out and the second out.
Then the comeback kid struck out Jake Cronenworth looking with a curveball to end the threat.
The Dodgers only mustered two hits off Darvish through the first seven frames, and they left six men on base.