After rallying for three runs in the top of the ninth, the Padres had the bases loaded with two out. They were facing Brewers closer
, who surrendered three runs in the 10th inning of Sunday's 6-3 loss to Cincinnati.
After fouling off a 2-2 offering,
looked at a pitch that appeared low and outside, but plate umpire Terry Craft called it a strike to end the game.
"In the back of my mind, that is not a strike," Padres manager
said. "It was frustrating all night with the strike zone. We should never end a game like that."
The Padres matched a season high with their sixth straight loss and have dropped 19 of 22.
The save was DeJean's eighth in 10 chances.
"You have to realize what your best pitch is and you're willing to get beat on and throw it," DeJean said.
Although the Brewers recorded their third victory in four games, the nearly wasted a four-run lead in the ninth.