They call it a scramble.
As in, “This jug pushed.”
It’s not hard to understand the hint, and that’s exactly what happened on Monday for parents.
by 24-year-old Ryan Nelson, who made his Major League debut for the Diamondbacks.
On the day Padres’ Ramy, Blake Snell, hit 10 and allowed one in six runs, Nelson cheated Padres for seven rounds at Petco Park in what ended up winning the Diamondbacks 5-0. (Result square.)
The right-handed young man did what not many veteran shooters can do. He threw hits, 61 of them out of his 87 throws. He scored seven hits, five of them ending with Padres given either the fastball of the ’90s, the floating change of the low ’80s or the slippery that put him frequently on the edges of the strike zone.
The Padres have only had five hits at bat for longer than four pitches against Nelson, and two of them have been in their last turn. Between Yuriksson Provar’s first-half double and his sixth-half double, Padres hit 17 consecutive runs for a total of 55 shots.
It rained a bit of boos after the endings of the fifth and sixth rounds. The latter was a shallow fly ball to center field by Juan Soto.
Soto also stood out after Provar’s first double, which was followed by a penalty kick by Mane Machado and a hit by Josh Bell.
Padres’ only other hits against Nelson were Bill and Ha Seung Kim’s songs at number seven. Jake Kronworth was booed after witnessing a fastball for a third stroke after Bale was injured. The cheers erupted again when Kim lined up hitting his left field. But the boos came back and got louder when Matt Petty finished the threat with a fly ball to right field (his season average dropped to 0.093).
That was the complete list of Padres’ chances against Nelson.
The Diamondbacks scored twice in a row from Stone Jarrett and Alec Thomas in the second half. This was half of their total hits against Snell and they followed a five-hit streak.
Snell took 98 throws to finish six runs, and the Diamondbacks added a run on Garrett’s grounds outside of Stephen Wilson in the seventh.
Boos drowned in applause as the final exit took place at the top of the eighth inning, with the Diamondbacks adding twice to Nick Martinez.
By the time Thomas’ fly-by scored Jake McCarthy, who had led in the ninth inning by walking against Josh Hader, there was a lack of interest mostly from the remnants of the declared crowd of 37,713.
The loss dropped Padres to sixth (and final) place in the playoffs in the National League. They are in a virtual tie with Velez, who hold the tiebreaker by virtue of their win in the season series between the two teams. The Brewers beat the Rockies on Monday to move two games behind the Padres and Phillies.
Padres had won nine of 12 against the Diamondbacks this season, which included a 5-1 mark at Petco Park.
This appears to be an improved Arizona team, as Monday was its ninth win in 11 games. This stretch on the Diamondbacks included taking two out of three from Phillies and three out of four from Milwaukee.