PHOENIX (AP) — The San Diego Padres were on nice little roll heading into the desert, were hoping to build a little momentum toward the end of the season.
They never got the chance, thanks to some uncharacteristically bad defense.
One of baseball's best defensive teams the second half of the season, the Padres had three errors in the first two innings, leading to all of Arizona's runs in a 5-0 loss to the Diamondbacks on Friday night.
"I don't know if I ever have seen and inning go like that first inning," LeBlanc said.
San Diego had won five of six before arriving in Arizona and had just 14 errors since the All-Star break, third-least in the majors.
Whether it was the heat — 108 outside at first