The Padres matched game one’s score, taking the virtual series against the Diamondbacks with strong games coming from two of their stars.
In the virtual series rubber match, the Padres took the first game by a score of 6-3, and the Diamondbacks won game two with a rally in the top of the ninth inning. Dinelson Lamet was on the mound looking for his third win of the year.
Opposing him was 2015 second-round pick, Alex Young, who has yet to find the win column.
Lamet was outstanding over six virtual innings, striking out eight batters while allowing just one earned run and three hits. His ERA now sits at 6.06 on the year, so hopefully, this is the start of him getting back on track.
Young did not pitch poorly by any means. Over five innings, he struck out seven Padres but allowed three free passes and two earned runs. In terms of scoring, the Diamondbacks struck first in the top half of the opening inning.
But that’s all Lamet would allow as the Padres made some noise in the bottom of the fourth inning with Juan Lagares hitting a virtual solo shot deep into the night. The Padres added another run in the bottom of the fifth and two more in the bottom of the sixth.
The Diamondbacks responded with two runs of their own in the top half of the seventh inning, but Fernando Tatis Jr. put the game out of reach with a two-run bomb in the bottom of the eighth inning. Kirby Yates had the night off, as Emilio Pagan locked down his third save of the year.
The Dodgers won again, so the Padres remain 7.0 games back of first place but currently sit at five games over .500. Let’s see if they can get on a virtual hot streak as they welcome in the Miami Marlins for a three-game set starting tomorrow night.