Jaime Garcia’s struggles continued on Thursday night as the Braves fell to the Padres by a score of 6-0.
Manuel Margot doubled home Jose Pirela in the third inning to give San Diego an early lead. Wil Myers followed with a deep two-run homer to left, his 16th of the year. Hunter Renfroe followed in the fifth inning with a two-run homer of his own to push the lead to 5-0. Margot would tack on another run in the seven with an RBI single.
Jaime was able to get through six innings to help preserve the bullpen. His ERA has risen from 3.18 to 4.35 since May 31, and he’s allowed six earned runs in three straight starts.
The Braves’ bats couldn’t muster anything against Dinelson Lamet, who was dominant from the first pitch on. He went seven innings of four-hit ball, striking out eight batters and walking just one. The Padres’ bullpen struck out five of the six Atlanta hitters it faced in the eighth and ninth innings.
A disappointing series loss for sure, but it was the team’s first series loss since losing the four-game series to the Mets during the second weekend of June. They will look to bounce back in Oakland on Friday night with Mike Foltynewicz taking on potential trade target Sonny Gray. First pitch is set for 10:05 p.m. ET.