ICYMI: Cold Padres offense shutout by Snakes

ICYMI: Cold Padres offense shutout by Snakes

The Padres dropped the first game of a four-game set to the Diamondbacks on Thursday, being shutout by a score of 11-0 in Phoenix. San Diego's seemingly "hot-again cold-again" offense was held to only three hits by the D-backs pitching staff while Padres starter Odrisamer Despaigne struggled early, ultimately giving up 8 runs on 10 hits through five innings pitched.

The Friars' record dropped back down to .500 (15-15) and will try to bounce back again tomorrow evening behind ace pitcher James Shields. In case you missed it, here are some notes and stories you may not have read from Thursday:

Padres post-game recap on MLB.com: Padres, Despaigne overpowered by D-Backs

Kelley poised for Friday return: Padres to make room in 'pen for Kelley's return

Possible All-Star outfield: ASG Debate - Padres trio in mix for NL outfield

Buddy wins challenge early in Arizona: http://m.padres.mlb.com/sd/video/topic/63817564/v106000183

Alonso exits in the eighth after diving play: http://m.padres.mlb.com/sd/video/topic/8879004/v106178383

Down on the farm with Bill Center: Padres Minor League Report - May 7th

Game Notes @ ARI (05.07) Padres Look to pick up Steam in the Desert

And looking forward:

Friar Forecast: Padres preview for Game 2 in Arizona