Velasquez (3-8) allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits and a walk while striking out two over an inning's work as he took the loss against the Giants and Wednesday.

Velasquez loaded the bases after three of the first four batters he faced reached and then surrendered a bases-clearing double to Kris Bryant to give the Giants an early 3-0 advantage. He would retire the next two batters to conclude the frame, ending his day at 37 pitches. The Padres will likely have to continue using Velasquez in an opener role with so many of their rotation arms injured. The 29-year-old owns a 6.23 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 91:46 K:BB over 86.2 innings.

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