Padres to miss 2021 playoffs – NBC 7 San Diego


Saturday night’s game against the Braves was a microcosm of their entire 2021 season:

Things started out well, then they struggled a bit, then they took the lead, and then it all went straight to hell.

The Padres gave up three different leads and lost to the Braves 10-8 in 10 innings at Petco Park. Add to that the Cardinals winning an unreal 15th straight game and San Diego was mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.

Adam Frazier started off with a home run, his first since the Padres traded him shortly before the July 30 trade deadline. Even Eric Hosmer, who became the child star of the Padres collapse, pulled off a solo home run. to help the Brothers take a 3-0 lead.

In the 5th inning, the game was tied 3-3 and Manny Machado pulled off a grand slam in the left-field seats. San Diego was leading 7-3, Slam Diego was back and all was well with the world.

For about 10 minutes.

Nabil Crismatt managed the 6th round. There are two versions of Crismatt: borderline untouchable or unable to get anyone out. Saturday evening, the latter presented himself.

The Braves scored four runs in the set, the last three on a Jorge Soler homer, to tie 7-7. The Padres took the lead again on a Victor Caratini RBI single in the 6th inning to take the score to 8-7. It was the score at the top of the 9th.

Mark Melancon came for his 39th stop at the top of the MLB. Austin Riley hit a single and went to 2nd on a assist from Caratini, which turned out to be a huge mistake. Eddie Rosario’s single brought Riley home with equal point and we were heading for extra innings.

The Padres went to Daniel Hudson, the only pitcher they added when their staff collapsed in late July, to handle the 10th inning. Soler also got it with an RBI brace to give the Braves a 9-8 lead. Ozzie Albies added a sacrifice fly to bring the score to 10-8, but the Padres’ offense had a chance to come back.

Machado pulled out sticks, Hosmer failed and Wil Myers blew to end it. With a week left in the regular season, let’s let the speculation over whether Jayce Tingler is the right manager to lead this team really take off.

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