The San Diego Padres take advantage of a reeling Mets ball club while Dinelson Lamet earns first major league victory in début, Thursday night.
The San Diego Padres threw Dinelson Lamet right into the fire, Thursday night as his MLB début was set in what is arguably Baseball’s toughest city to pitch in. Lamet handled the pressure very well but he also got some early help to settle himself down.
On the opposing side, Rafael Montero took the mound for the Metropolitans. The young right hander who has struggled as of late, had a rocky start. Montero gave up 2 quick runs in the first inning and a third run in the 3rd inning. This caused the Mets bullpen to have a long night as he left the game after 3 innings.
Lamet, However was given an early aid. The Padres bats provided a much-needed breather for the young righty hander. The offense put two runs on the board in the first inning before He even took the mound.
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With a 2 run lead in his back pocket, Lamet looked calm, confident and effective early. Lamet retired the first three batters he faced.
Lamet continued to look sharp in the second inning. However, he did surrender one run by way of a solo shot from Lucas Duda.
Lamet gave up 1 run on 5 innings pitched giving way for the bullpen to close it out. While things got dicey late, the Padres closed out their victory by a final score of 4-3. This gave Lamet his first ever victory as a member of a big league club.
Lamet showed poise and promise in Thursday night’s start. While he was given an early aid, the overall quality of his start was something for fans to be excited about.
San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges is beginning to find his grove on the field and his swagger off it, making him a fan favorite already.
Ultimately, Lamet has a long way to go in his progression as a major league pitcher but his first outing shows great promise and gives Padres fans a taste of what could be to come in their farm system.