Chris Paddack had great response after first bad start
San Diego Padres rookie Chris Paddack has been one of baseball’s best starting pitchers this year. Nobody’s perfect every start, though, and on Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers subjected Paddack to real adversity for the first time.
The Dodgers tagged Paddack for six runs — three earned — in 4.2 innings, by far his worst start since reaching the majors. In fact, he’d only allowed eight runs total in his previous seven starts.
Paddack’s attitude after the game, however, was one of confidence and defiance.
Chris Paddack: "It'll be fun to watch my next start. That's all I gotta say."
— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) May 15, 2019
Paddack has shown himself to be a very confident guy. It’s an attitude that should serve him well as he looks to bounce back from his first poor start as a big leaguer.