But, in this young season, the rough night didn't exactly qualify as a minor hiccup.
The Padres, who have dropped six of their last seven games, have added nearly a run to their collective ERA during this fitful stretch -- going from 3.01 to 3.99.
The Padres are back at .500 (11-11) after winning 10 of their first 15 games.
On Tuesday night, Padres starter Tyson Ross allowed a two-run home run to Evan Gattis in the first, and four runs overall, before leaving after five innings. He struck out nine and walked two.
"It's early, it's a small sample size," Ross said. "Personally, I've got to be better and get back to what I did last year. Get a lot of ground balls, get my sinker going and I think the ship will be corrected."
The Padres' bullpen has especially struggled, as their ERA has climbed from 3.21 to 4.98 in the last seven games.
"They jumped on our pitching. We didn't pitch well from the get-go," Black said. "We didn't make many quality pitches as the night went on. Especially out of our bullpen, that's a little alarming. The bullpen has been banged around a little bit."
Consider that in Black's first eight seasons (2007-14), the team had the second-best bullpen ERA (3.33) in the Majors, behind the Braves (3.29).