Colin Rea improved to 5-3 after allowing two runs -- one earned -- in six innings Friday against the Yankees.
Rea struck out five and walked one. The lone earned run came on a Brian McCann homer in the sixth. Rea has a 5.29 ERA in six starts since rejoining the Padres' rotation on June 2 and a 4.79 ERA overall. He's a little better than that, but not enough so as to be of use in fantasy leagues.
Brandon Maurer, anointed the Padres' closer before the game, picked up a save despite giving up a run in the ninth Friday against the Yankees.
It was 7-3 going into the ninth, so Matt Thornton opened the inning. Thornton, though, gave up a walk, a HBP and a single before being yanked. Maurer came on and allowed a couple of doubles, but he induced three groundouts to end the game at 7-6.
Nathan Eovaldi was lit up for six runs in 4 1/3 innings by the Padres on Friday.
So much for Eovaldi's breakthrough hopes. His ERA is all of the way up to 5.54 now, and his rotation spot has to be in serious danger. He's given up 19 homers in 91 innings after allowing just 10 in 154 1/3 innings last season.
Ryan Schimpf hit his first major league homer off the Yankees' Nathan Eovaldi on Friday.
Schimpf was hitting .103/.289/.272 in 29 at-bats since being called up from Triple-A on June 14. He'll continue to serve in a utlity role until the Padres get Cory Spangenberg back.
Brett Gardner went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts in the loss to the Padres on Friday.
Gardner had the tying run on third when he batted in the top of the ninth, but he grounded out to end the game. Gardner is hitting .215 with just one extra-base hit (a double) in his last 16 games, dropping his OPS from .761 to .699. The Yankees will wait out the slump, of course.