The key to any successful baseball season is winning series from teams who on paper are inferior to yours. That did not happen this weekend for the Pittsburgh Pirates. After winning game one of this four game series Thursday, they would drop the next three to the San Diego Padres, a team that currently sits eight games under .500.
Pittsburgh would jump out to a one run lead in the third when Francisco Cervelli hit a sac fly to center field to score Trevor Williams. That lead would not hold up since San Diego would take a one run lead in the fourth on a two-run homer from Christian Villanueva. The Padres then put up two more runs in the fifth to increase that lead to three. Freddy Galvis would score on a ground out, which was followed by A.J. Ellis scoring on a sacrifice bunt.