Padres beat Braves 7-4 as Colon struggles again

SAN DIEGO (AP) Luis Perdomo is making up for the odd beginning to his season.

Perdomo pitched five scoreless innings and Hunter Renfroe and Cory Spangenberg contributed two RBIs apiece to help the San Diego Padres beat the Atlanta Braves 7-4 on Wednesday night.

San Diego's Carlos Asuaje and Erick Aybar had three hits each.

Perdomo (3-4), winless after his first 10 starts, won for the third time in his last four outings. The right-hander went 5 1/3 innings and was charged with four runs and seven hits. He struck out four and walked two.

''I was a lot more focused and that was the biggest difference,'' Perdomo said through a translator. ''It was just more mental tonight. I tried to think about how to execute my game plan and that was what I was focused on.''

The Braves, who had won five straight over the Padres, chased Perdomo in the sixth when they scored four times. Earlier Perdomo was aided by two double-play balls as Atlanta lost for just the third time in 11 games.

Brandon Maurer worked a perfect ninth for his 15th save as Perdomo went to 3-1 at Petco Park.

The Padres' bullpen no-hit the Braves over the final 3 2/3 innings.

''For 5 1/3 innings (Perdomo) was absolutely cruising,'' Padres manager Andy Green said.

Veteran Bartolo Colon (2-8) turned in another disappointing start, pitching for the first time since going on the disabled list with a strained left oblique on June 6. Colon, 44, surrendered six runs, eight hits and three walks over four innings. The four-time All-Star struck out two in losing for the sixth time in his last eight starts as he failed to reach the fifth inning for the third consecutive outing.

''I felt good, I just feel like I've kind of hit a rough streak to be honest and it's tough to just snap out of it,'' Colon said through a translator. ''The reality is that I've been getting hit hard and that's the truth and you can't dance around it.''

Braves manager Brain Snitker wasn't promising Colon another start.

''I'm going to process tonight and then kind of see what's going on,'' he said.

The Braves batted around and pulled to 6-4 in the sixth on former Padre Matt Kemp's two-run single, Tyler Flowers getting hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and pinch-hitter Lane Adams' fielder's choice.

Renfroe sliced his first career triple the opposite way to right field in the fourth, bringing around Manuel Margot and Wil Myers in extending the Padres' lead to 6-0.

In the third San Diego padded its lead to 4-0 on Myers' RBI infield single and Asuaje's run-scoring hit. Margot stole two bases and Myers advanced on a wild pitch in the inning as Colon struggled to restrict the Padres' running game.

''You can find a lot of positives with our offensive game,'' said Green, after the team scored its most runs of the season without the benefit of a homer. ''I thought the quality of our two-out, (run-scoring) at-bats was something we haven't seen a ton of this year.''

The Padres struck quickly, taking a 2-0 lead in the first inning. They converted walks from Colon to Margot and Renfroe as they scored on Spangenberg's double down the left-field line.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Braves: INF Freddie Freeman, who has been out since mid-May with a wrist injury, took batting practice on Wednesday. He could be sent out for rehab games this weekend. ... C Tyler Flowers was struck by a pitch on his left forearm. The Braves didn't think it was serious but Flowers could miss Thursday's series-finale.

Padres: RHP Trevor Cahill (sore right shoulder) had a minor-league rehab start for Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday. He threw scoreless ball in three of his four innings.

UP NEXT

Braves: LHP Jaime Garcia (2-5, 4.03 ERA) allowed two runs in 6 1/3 innings, but got a no-decision when facing the Padres in the season's opening week. Garcia seeks his first win since beating the Giants on May 26.

Padres: RHP Dinelson Lamet (2-4, 6.60 ERA) has dropped his last two decisions over his previous four outings. Despite not getting a decision in his last two starts, he went at least six innings in both

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  • W: L. Perdomo (3-4)L: B. Colon (2-8)S: B. Maurer (15)
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J. Camargo 3B-SS40100023.292.316.417.7320.0
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J. Peterson 3B20000000.193.287.254.5410.0
  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Krol in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Motte in the 9th
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W. Myers 1B42110121.262.334.479.8144.0
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C. Spangenberg 3B50120003.265.302.370.6724.0
E. Aybar SS41300001.227.298.355.6524.0
C. Asuaje 2B40310011.368.429.421.8503.5
A. Hedges C40100015.222.268.417.6850.5
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  • a-walked for Buchter in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Markakis (18), T. Flowers (7)
  • RBI - M. Kemp 2 (37), T. Flowers (26), L. Adams (5)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Spangenberg (7)
  • 3B - H. Renfroe
  • SH - L. Perdomo (3)
  • RBI - A. Cordoba (10), W. Myers (40), H. Renfroe 2 (37), C. Spangenberg 2 (16), C. Asuaje
  • 2-Out RBI - H. Renfroe 2 (5), C. Spangenberg 2 (5), C. Asuaje
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Margot 2 (7)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Colon (L, 2-8)4.08663208.141.78-9.0
I. Krol1.02000304.971.382.5
L. Jackson1.00001103.091.072.5
S. Freeman1.02111102.961.48-0.5
J. Motte1.00000201.800.964.0
PITCHERSIP
B. Colon (L, 2-8)4.0
I. Krol1.0
L. Jackson1.0
S. Freeman1.0
J. Motte1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Perdomo (W, 3-4)5.17442404.831.4411.0
P. Maton (H, 1)0.20000100.000.680.5
R. Buchter (H, 11)1.00000003.101.213.0
B. Hand (H, 12)1.00000002.530.983.0
B. Maurer (S, 15)1.00000206.321.2411.0
PITCHERSIP
L. Perdomo (W, 3-4)5.1
P. Maton (H, 1)0.2
R. Buchter (H, 11)1.0
B. Hand (H, 12)1.0
B. Maurer (S, 15)1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - B. Colon
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Colon 80-51, I. Krol 30-20, L. Jackson 14-8, S. Freeman 26-15, J. Motte 16-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Colon 6-4, L. Jackson 1-1, S. Freeman 1-1, J. Motte 1-0
  • Batters Faced - B. Colon 23, I. Krol 5, L. Jackson 4, S. Freeman 6, J. Motte 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - P. Maton
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Perdomo 72-49, P. Maton 16-10, R. Buchter 6-5, B. Hand 9-7, B. Maurer 12-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Perdomo 9-1, P. Maton 1-0, R. Buchter 1-2, B. Hand 2-1, B. Maurer 1-0
  • Batters Faced - L. Perdomo 23, P. Maton 3, R. Buchter 3, B. Hand 3, B. Maurer 3
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B. Phillips 2B41100000.300.342.449.7912.0
N. Markakis RF21100200.294.372.392.7655.0
M. Kemp LF41120002.314.354.533.8884.0
M. Adams 1B40100000.295.346.563.9091.0
T. Flowers C20110010.327.425.474.8993.5
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J. Camargo 3B-SS40100023.292.316.417.7320.0
B. Colon P10000001.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Peterson 3B20000000.193.287.254.5410.0
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  • a-hit into fielder's choice for Krol in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Motte in the 9th
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J. Pirela LF40000023.299.357.519.877-1.0
A. Cordoba LF10010002.245.291.347.6381.0
M. Margot CF43200112.259.306.383.6909.5
W. Myers 1B42110121.262.334.479.8144.0
H. Renfroe RF31120211.217.279.434.7137.5
C. Spangenberg 3B50120003.265.302.370.6724.0
E. Aybar SS41300001.227.298.355.6524.0
C. Asuaje 2B40310011.368.429.421.8503.5
A. Hedges C40100015.222.268.417.6850.5
L. Perdomo P20000012.136.136.364.500-0.5
P. Maton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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a- M. Szczur PH00000100.181.330.325.6551.0
B. Hand P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-walked for Buchter in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Markakis (18), T. Flowers (7)
  • RBI - M. Kemp 2 (37), T. Flowers (26), L. Adams (5)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Spangenberg (7)
  • 3B - H. Renfroe
  • SH - L. Perdomo (3)
  • RBI - A. Cordoba (10), W. Myers (40), H. Renfroe 2 (37), C. Spangenberg 2 (16), C. Asuaje
  • 2-Out RBI - H. Renfroe 2 (5), C. Spangenberg 2 (5), C. Asuaje
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Margot 2 (7)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
B. Colon (L, 2-8)4.08663208.141.78-9.0
I. Krol1.02000304.971.382.5
L. Jackson1.00001103.091.072.5
S. Freeman1.02111102.961.48-0.5
J. Motte1.00000201.800.964.0
Total8.01277590---
PITCHERSIP
B. Colon (L, 2-8)4.0
I. Krol1.0
L. Jackson1.0
S. Freeman1.0
J. Motte1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Perdomo (W, 3-4)5.17442404.831.4411.0
P. Maton (H, 1)0.20000100.000.680.5
R. Buchter (H, 11)1.00000003.101.213.0
B. Hand (H, 12)1.00000002.530.983.0
B. Maurer (S, 15)1.00000206.321.2411.0
Total9.0744270---
PITCHERSIP
L. Perdomo (W, 3-4)5.1
P. Maton (H, 1)0.2
R. Buchter (H, 11)1.0
B. Hand (H, 12)1.0
B. Maurer (S, 15)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - B. Colon
  • Pitches-Strikes - B. Colon 80-51, I. Krol 30-20, L. Jackson 14-8, S. Freeman 26-15, J. Motte 16-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Colon 6-4, L. Jackson 1-1, S. Freeman 1-1, J. Motte 1-0
  • Batters Faced - B. Colon 23, I. Krol 5, L. Jackson 4, S. Freeman 6, J. Motte 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - P. Maton
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Perdomo 72-49, P. Maton 16-10, R. Buchter 6-5, B. Hand 9-7, B. Maurer 12-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Perdomo 9-1, P. Maton 1-0, R. Buchter 1-2, B. Hand 2-1, B. Maurer 1-0
  • Batters Faced - L. Perdomo 23, P. Maton 3, R. Buchter 3, B. Hand 3, B. Maurer 3
  • 7TH INNING
    Cordoba reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Aybar scored, Hedges to third, Szczur out at second47
  • 6TH INNING
    Adams reached on fielder's choice to second, Kemp scored, Adams to third, Flowers out at second46
    Flowers hit by pitch, Markakis scored, Kemp to third, Adams to second36
    Kemp singled to center, Inciarte and Phillips scored, Markakis to second26
  • 4TH INNING
    Renfroe tripled to shallow right, Margot and Myers scored06
  • 3RD INNING
    Asuaje singled to right, Myers scored, Aybar to second04
    Myers reached on an infield single to shortstop, Margot scored03
  • 1ST INNING
    Spangenberg doubled to deep left, Margot and Renfroe scored02
  • 9TH INNING
    • Brandon Maurer relieved Brad Hand
    • K. Suzuki: Ball, Strike looking, Suzuki grounded out to shortstop
    • Danny Santana hit for Jason Motte
    • D. Santana: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • J. Camargo: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Camargo struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Brad Hand pitching
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Markakis lined out to right
    • M. Kemp: Kemp grounded out to second
    • M. Adams: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Adams grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jason Motte relieved Sam Freeman
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Myers struck out looking
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
    • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Spangenberg grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Ryan Buchter relieved Phil Maton
    • J. Peterson: Strike looking, Ball, Peterson flied out to deep left
    • E. Inciarte: Foul, Inciarte popped out to shortstop
    • B. Phillips: Phillips grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Sam Freeman relieved Luke Jackson
    • E. Aybar: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Aybar singled to center
    • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Asuaje struck out looking
    • A. Hedges: Hedges singled to right center, Aybar to third
    • Matt Szczur hit for Ryan Buchter
    • M. Szczur: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Szczur walked, Hedges to second
    • A. Cordoba: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Cordoba reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Aybar scored, Hedges to third, Szczur out at second
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Margot flied out to right
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Allen Cordoba in left
    • J. Peterson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Peterson grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Inciarte: Ball, Inciarte singled to center
    • B. Phillips: Strike swinging, Foul, Phillips singled to right, Inciarte to second
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Markakis walked, Inciarte to third, Phillips to second
    • M. Kemp: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Kemp singled to center, Inciarte and Phillips scored, Markakis to second
    • M. Adams: Foul, Adams singled to left, Markakis to third, Kemp to second
    • Phil Maton relieved Luis Perdomo
    • T. Flowers: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Flowers hit by pitch, Markakis scored, Kemp to third, Adams to second
    • Lane Adams hit for Ian Krol
    • L. Adams: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Adams reached on fielder's choice to second, Kemp scored, Adams to third, Flowers out at second
    • J. Camargo: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Camargo struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Luke Jackson pitching
    • Kurt Suzuki catching
    • M. Margot: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Margot struck out swinging
    • W. Myers: Myers grounded out to second
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Renfroe walked
    • C. Spangenberg: Foul, Spangenberg lined out to center
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • L. Perdomo Pitching:
    • M. Adams: Adams grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Flowers: Strike looking, Ball, Flowers doubled to left center
    • D. Swanson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Swanson struck out looking
    • J. Camargo: Foul, Camargo grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Ian Krol relieved Dansby Swanson
    • Jace Peterson at third
    • Johan Camargo at shortstop
    • E. Aybar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Aybar singled to left center
    • C. Asuaje: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Asuaje singled to right center, Aybar to third
    • A. Hedges: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hedges struck out swinging
    • L. Perdomo: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Perdomo struck out bunting foul
    • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Pirela struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • L. Perdomo Pitching:
    • B. Phillips: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Phillips grounded out to second
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Markakis walked
    • M. Kemp: Kemp grounded into double play third to second to first, Markakis out at second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Colon Pitching:
    • L. Perdomo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Perdomo grounded out to pitcher
    • J. Pirela: Pirela grounded out to third
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Ball, Margot singled to center
    • W. Myers: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Myers walked, Margot to second
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Renfroe tripled to shallow right, Margot and Myers scored
    • C. Spangenberg: Spangenberg lined out to pitcher
    • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • L. Perdomo Pitching:
    • J. Camargo: Strike looking, Foul, Camargo singled to center
    • B. Colon: Colon hit into double play first to shortstop to second, Camargo out at second
    • E. Inciarte: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Inciarte struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • B. Colon Pitching:
    • M. Margot: Ball, Strike looking, Margot singled to right
    • W. Myers: Ball, Margot stole second, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Margot stole third, Myers reached on an infield single to shortstop, Margot scored
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Renfroe fouled out to first
    • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Myers to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Spangenberg flied out to left
    • E. Aybar: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Aybar reached on an infield single to second, Myers to third
    • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Asuaje singled to right, Myers scored, Aybar to second
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Foul, Hedges grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • L. Perdomo Pitching:
    • M. Adams: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Adams grounded out to third
    • T. Flowers: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Flowers struck out swinging
    • D. Swanson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Swanson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • B. Colon Pitching:
    • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Strike looking, Asuaje singled to left
    • A. Hedges: Ball, Ball, Hedges popped out to second
    • L. Perdomo: Strike looking, Perdomo hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Asuaje to second
    • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Pirela grounded out to third
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • L. Perdomo Pitching:
    • E. Inciarte: Strike looking, Inciarte flied out to shallow left
    • B. Phillips: Phillips grounded out to second
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Markakis doubled to shallow left
    • M. Kemp: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Kemp grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • B. Colon Pitching:
    • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Pirela struck out looking
    • M. Margot: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Margot walked
    • W. Myers: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Myers struck out looking
    • H. Renfroe: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Renfroe walked, Margot to second
    • C. Spangenberg: Strike looking, Spangenberg doubled to deep left, Margot and Renfroe scored
    • E. Aybar: Ball, Aybar grounded out to second
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)