The San Diego Padres dominated the Baltimore Orioles en route to an 8-1 win at Petco Park on Monday evening. We provide a recap and victory highlights.
The Friars came out of the gate swinging, as Fernando Tatis Jr. smacked his 18th home run of the season — a 400-footer — on the game’s very first pitch. Franmil Reyes joined the party and followed up with his own 433-foot dinger — on the very next pitch.
Two pitches, two home runs.
The Padres never looked back. San Diego went on to post five dingers on the night to tie a franchise record for the most homers in a game. Eric Hosmer had himself a two-homer night, while Luis Urías notched his first major league long ball of 2019.
It was truly a team effort with every starter but Hunter Renfroe recording a hit. Wil Myers made a fantastic play on defense to quash an Orioles rally in the sixth, and the bullpen did its job; Andres Muñoz pitched 1.2 scoreless innings of relief, while Robbie Erlin finished the game with three strikeouts and no runs allowed.
Chris Paddack had a strong outing as well, throwing 5.1 innings and giving up only one run off three hits. He recorded five strikeouts and walked two batters.
Paddack officially hit 100 innings on the season and has a 2.78 ERA and 0.897 WHIP. To say the rookie’s been impressive would be a massive understatement. He has a long, bright future ahead of him and he’s earned his spot on the Padres rotation.
The 8-1 victory had plenty of highlights, which we’ve cultivated below for your viewing pleasure:
While the win came against the lowly Orioles, who have the second-worst record in the MLB, the Padres have to be happy with their performance. The team was thinking playoffs at the beginning of the month before starting an awful slide to enter the second half of the season. Hopefully this game lifted their spirits.
San Diego is now 5-11 since the All-Star break, sitting at 50-56 and 6.5 games back from a wild card spot. Is it too late to pursue the playoffs? The next few games will certainly give us a better view of what’s to come.
The Padres will look to sweep the O’s for their first series win of the second half. Game 2 will begin on Tuesday at 12:40 PM PT/3:40 PM ET.
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