San Diego Padres’ Bats Woke Up Last Night, Let’s Keep it Going

DENVER, CO - APRIL 23: Franchy Cordero
DENVER, CO - APRIL 23: Franchy Cordero /

The San Diego Padres exploded for thirteen runs in their win over the Colorado Rockies last night. They desperately needed an offensive outburst like that.

One could say it was the pregame team meeting that the San Diego Padres players held that snapped the Friars’ out of their recent funk at the plate.

Others could say it was my personal demand for better performance from the offense in my article from yesterday afternoon.

We won’t concern ourselves where the source of the Padres’ offense came from last night. We’ll simply accept it and hope for more of the same.

All joking aside, whatever was said behind those closed doors before last night’s matchup with the Rockies clearly stuck with the team, as they got to the Rox for a baker’s dozen last night in Denver.

From Kevin Acee’s article in The San Diego Union-Tribune:

"“Padres players – and only the players – got together in the visitors’ clubhouse at Coors Field before Monday’s game against the Rockies and acknowledged they had been bailing from the game plan of selective and stubborn and unselfish at-bats. They agreed that needed to change forthwith.”Kevin Acee SDU-T"

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Padres needed that…

A number of Friars had terrific days at the plate, including six players who had multi-hit games. Eric Hosmer went 2-for-2 with four walks.

Myers went 4-for-6 with two doubles. Even Matt Szczur joined in on the fun, going 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI.

Carlos Asuaje hit a 400 foot home run early on to give the Pads a 4-0 lead, but Bryan Mitchell gave it all right back.

A huge inning for the Friars

The real fun began in the seventh inning with Franchy Cordero‘s mammoth homer starting things off with a bang.

All in all, eight Friars got hits last night and five players had multi-RBI games (Asuaje, 4; Myers, 2; Szczur, 2; Cordero, 2; Cory Spangenberg, 2).

After coming into the game leading the league in strikeouts, they fanned only nine times all game, and took six bases-on-balls to boot!

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Let’s hope that this type offensive production continues for Eric Lauer‘s first start for the Friars tonight.