Padres Luis Perdomo Solid in Victory

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Jun 15, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres pitcher Luis Perdomo (61) pitches against the Miami Marlins during the first inning at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 15, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres pitcher Luis Perdomo (61) pitches against the Miami Marlins during the first inning at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Padres bats came alive for the first time all week against Florida and they avoided a fifth straight loss, winning 6-3 behind a strong start by Luis Perdomo.

The Padres, who gave Perdomo his third start of the season, were delighted to see him go six innings and allow just six hits and three runs in the quality start as the Padres offense provided the rest of the support.

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Perdomo has been stuck for most of the season. A Rule 5 Draft Pick, if he doesn’t last the entire season on the major league roster he goes back to his original team, and the Padres are in love with the young hurler’s stuff and pitches.

Padres pitching coach Darren Balsey had this to say about Perdomo in spring training: “He has a good arm stroke, good velocity and his secondary pitches are good. It’s just a matter of him executing those pitches.”

Wednesday afternoon he was good enough to get the job done. He threw 94 pitches, 58 of them strikes as he struck out 4 and walked 2. It was his longest appearance of the season and after starting out tough he appears to be getting more comfortable on the mound. He even picked up a hit at the plate to help his own cause.

Brandon Maurer, Ryan Buchter, and Fernandy Rodney finished out the afternoon with scoreless innings to finish it off. Rodney actually allowed two hits but was able to escape without a run scoring. He still has an unblemished run with only one run allowed and it was unearned.

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On the offensive front, Melvin Upton Jr.got his 9th home run of the season in the 2nd inning. The Padres were down 3-1 in the fourth when newcomer Ryan Schimpf hit a sacrifice fly to score Upton. Derek Norris singled in the 5th bringing home two and giving the Padres a 4-3 lead they would not relinquish. Upton singled home Norris in the 5th and Wil Myers finished it off with a RBI double in the 6th inning.

It doesn’t get any easier for the Padres as now the Nationals come to town tomorrow for a four game set through the weekend. The Nationals are coming off of a series win over the best team in baseball right now: the Chicago Cubs.

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