The Rookies are contributing. That continues to be the story in San Diego. Last night the Padres’ rookies four runs accounted for almost half of the offense in San Diego’s 9-5 win over the Cardinals in St. Louis.
Despite only going 4-for-18 so far in his big league campaign, Rymer Liriano has showed great patience at the plate by waiting out five walks (three of which came last night). His OBP is now .400 since getting called up.
Jake Goebbert is also making the most of his stint. Last night Goebbert shined, going 1-for-3 with a bases clearing triple that plated his former El Paso teammate. The chemistry between Liriano and Goebbert could lead to some big moments for the still-developing Padres’ offense, and I would expect Bud Black to keep the two prospects hitting back-to-back in the lineup.
Jesse Hahn struggled early, giving up four earned runs in the second inning, and another earned run in the fifth. Hahn has shown moments of brilliance this year, but has been tagged in his last three starts. Despite the rough outing, Hahn’s ERA is is hanging around at 2.96 and the Pads’ offense was able to help him avoid the taking home the Loss.
Who is the next prospect to sign their ticket to the Bigs? Read on to find out!