Medica Lifts Padres To Victory Over Diamondbacks


May 27, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Diego Padres first baseman

Tommy Medica

(14) hits a solo home run during the eighth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

After watching a late inning home run beat them yesterday, the Padres gave the Diamondbacks some of their own medicine in a 4-3 victory Tuesday night. Padres’ Tommy Medica would be the hero in the winning effort tonight hitting his second homer of the year and driving in two.

The opening salvo was fired in the bottom of the 2nd when Martin Prado took Eric Stults deep. The Padres quickly responded scoring 3 runs the next inning on RBI singles from Chris Denorfia, Chase Headley and Medica.

After the flurry of early runs, the two starters were to locked in until the 6th where a lead off walk burned Stults just as they often do. A walk to Paul Goldschmidt followed by a Miguel Montero double would cut the Padres’ lead to just 1.

The next inning would end up being worse. A routine fly ball right appeared to get lost in the lights by Denorfia ended up as a double that chased Stults from the game. The run would eventually come around after Alex Torres melted down on the mound.

Being a brand new ballgame, the Padres looked to reclaim the lead, but they didn’t have to look very far. With 2 outs in the 8th Medica would put the Padres on top with a solo home run.

Kevin Quackenbush, who earned his first major league win tonight, sent down the Dbacks in order in the 8th and Huston Street did the same in the 9th for his 15th save of the season.

Tomorrow the Padres and Diamondbacks wrap up a three game set with Tim Stauffer (2-0, 1.90 ERA) taking on Chase Anderson (2-0, 5.06 ERA). The Padres hope to knotch their second straight win and take the series. First pitch will be at 6:40 PDT.