Originally published by DodgerBlue.com
The Los Angeles Dodgers ended their road trip on a sour note as they dropped a third consecutive game to the San Diego Padres at Petco Park that resulted in being swept for the first time since May 4-5.
L.A. was outscored 14-7 by San Diego and did not lead at any point in the three-game series. “Obviously didn’t get very good results, didn’t play the cleanest of baseball, and I think we’re all looking forward to getting the opportunity to play them again,” Justin Turner said after Wednesday’s loss.
The Dodgers’ seven runs marked their lowest total in a three-game series this season. They struggled against the Padres’ top three of Yu Darvish, Blake Snell and Joe Musgrove, who combined to allow two earned runs over 17 innings pitched.
“Obviously they threw the ball really well. Yu was about as good as I’ve ever seen him,” Turner said. “I thought we took good at-bats off the other two guys and just didn’t really capitalize on the opportunities that we had.”
The sweep dropped the Dodgers to just 3-7 against the Padres this year. L.A. has lost six of their last seven head-to-head meetings against San Diego, including four straight.
The teams are next scheduled to face off on Aug. 24-26 for a three-game series at Petco Park. After that, they’ll meet six more times over the final three weeks of the regular season at Dodger Stadium.
Bauer: Padres played with more intensity against Dodgers
At the conclusion of Wednesday’s series finale, Trevor Bauer reflected on his start and what the Dodgers could have done better against the Padres. “They’re good. We know they’re good,” he began.
“They’ve got a lot of talent in that lineup, a lot of talent in the pitching staff, they’re a good team,” Bauer said after allowing three runs over six-plus innings.
“They absolutely kicked our ass from an intensity standpoint. They came to play and we didn’t. That’s what happens in baseball. You come out and try to attack the other team and try to win. When you don’t have that mindset, then you get rolled. We got rolled.”
While Bauer felt the Padres had more energy than the Dodgers, manager Dave Roberts viewed things differently. “I know our guys came to play to win every night,” Roberts said.
“When you’re at home in front of a packed house and most of the fans are your home fans, they feed off that. I don’t think we weren’t ready to play or win baseball games.”
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