Padres lose 16-13 after leading Mariners 12-2

Seattle Mariners' Kyle Seager watches his two-run single against the San Diego Padres during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 2, 2016, in San Diego.. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

The San Diego Padres set a number of records on Thursday night at Petco Park, and almost none of them were good.

The biggest comeback ever allowed to an opponent. The biggest comeback in Mariners history. The most runs ever scored at Petco Park.

After building a 12-2 lead with a 7-run 5th inning, chasing starter Wade Miley from the game, it appeared that the Padres were going to have their second consecutive big win following the controversial criticism of the players from team owner Ron Fowler on Wednesday.

Instead, the Padres bullpen found a way to turn a win into a 16-13 loss, giving up 9 runs in the 7th inning after Colin Rea was chased from the game with 5 runs in the 6th inning.

The Seattle Mariners were especially efficient with runners in scoring position on Thursday night, going 11-for-12 with runners in scoring position and leaving just 3 men on base. By contrast, the Padres finished 8-for-18 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base.

If the upper management of the team was frustrated before this game, giving up a lead this big is not going to make them feel any better about this team’s chances to compete this season.

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  1. George Zeluff

    11 for 12 with runners in scoring position leaving only 3 men on base is an almost total failure of our relieving staff during that 2 inning stretch. The 3 run homer given up to Dae Ho lit the fire under Seattle, and that 3 runs was the eventual difference. The eight singles in a row seemed unprecedented and the Mariners had copied the batting approach we had earlier in the game when we went out to a 10 run lead. No matter who pitches for us we need to choose pitches and location better if we are to avoid embarrassing games as a loss when leading by 10 runs.

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