D-backs' Shipley learns a lesson in loss to Padres

BY foxsports • August 21, 2016

SAN DIEGO -- Braden Shipley had an effective four-seam fastball against the San Diego Padres on Sunday. If only he'd thrown it more.

Shipley's offspeed pitches were hit hard and the right-hander allowed seven runs in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 9-1 loss to San Diego.

"I was trying to mix it up," Shipley said. "I was trying to do that with my offspeed stuff, but I probably should have been more aggressive with my fastball."

San Diego's Luis Perdomo ended a three-start losing streak, Travis Jankowski and Alex Dickerson homered and San Diego gained a four-game split.

Shipley (2-3) gave up seven hits over 5 1/3 innings in a matchup of the teams with the worst records in the NL West.

Perdomo (6-7) took a shutout into the seventh and allowed an unearned run and five hits in seven innings. Perdomo, a right-hander who had never pitched above Class A before this season, also beat the Diamondbacks at Arizona on July 4.

Arizona didn't have a runner in scoring position until the seventh, and Phil Gosselin got there on a throwing error by Perdomo. Brandon Drury, who had two of Arizona's five hits, singled in Gosselin to cut the Diamondbacks' deficit to 7-1.

Shipley, a rookie right-hander making his first start against the Padres, is learning at the major league level. One lesson absorbed Sunday was to stick with the four-seamer when it is sitting in the mid-90s.

"He looked like he had outstanding stuff and he seemed to settle in," Arizona manager Chip Hale said. "Then he ... started falling behind batters."

Jankowski, who has reached in a career-best 20 games, hit his second home run in the second inning for a 2-0 lead. Adam Rosales had an RBI triple in the fifth and scored on a double by Perdomo, the first RBI by the pitcher in 25 career at-bats.

"That was up-and-in," Shipley said of Jankowski's blast. "I think that if I threw that 10 times again, he probably wouldn't do that again."

Dickerson's leadoff homer in the sixth and Brett Wallace's RBI double made it 6-0 and chased Shipley. Patrick Kivlehan singled in a run against Dominic Leone.

Diamondbacks: RHP Rubby De La Rosa (right elbow) will resume a throwing program, with the team seeking to build him up to 70 pitches for some September starts.

Padres: CF Jon Jay (broken right arm) took some swings off the tee on Sunday. He could return to the club in early September.

Diamondbacks: RHP Zack Godley (4-2) starts Monday in the opener of a four-game series against visiting Atlantas. Godley defeated the New York Mets on Wednesday, allowing two runs in a career-high 7 1/3 innings.

Padres: RHP Edwin Jackson (3-3) opens a three-game series Monday against the visiting Chicago Cubs. Jackson allowed a season-high eight runs over four innings in a loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday.