Well so much for Kris Bryant‘s big league debut. Bryant did make a couple good defensive plays, but the real story the media will focus on is how the highly regarded Chicago Cubs rookie third baseman went 0-4 with three strikeouts. I saw Bryant a little this spring and I think the former USD standout will find his swing, but I do think it was stupid of Joe Madden to put Bryant in the cleanup spot in his major league debut.
But enough about Bryant, the Padres won!
James Shields wasn’t perfect on the mound but still got his second win of the season. The new Padres ace threw six innings, giving up five hits and four runs (three ER); but still collected nine strike outs.
It might have been the Cubs’ Bryant’s day, but it was the Padres’ Wil & Will show stole the show.
Will Middlebrooks hit a two run home run in the fourth and Wil Myers crushed another (his first as a Padre) in the seventh (three run homer to be exact) that gave the Padres the lead and enough room for Craig Kimbrel to come in and get his fourth save of the season.
Watch the pitcher’s reaction. Sometimes you just know right away…
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