The Padres offense came to life in the second inning, scoring nine runs, including a grand slam off the bat of Jake Cronenworth.
After tallying a grand slam in four consecutive games in the Rangers series, the Padres are back to their old tricks. The Friars took the critical first game against the Astros last night in one of the most important series in the shortened season. But they faced a potential buzzsaw in starter Brandon Bielak, who entered the night with a 3-0 record and a 1.69 ERA.
The Astros jumped on the board with a 1-0 lead in the first inning, and the Padres responded in the bottom half of the inning with Trent Grisham and Manny Machado solo blasts. What was about to follow seemed unfathomable.
Wil Myers solo blast makes it 3-1
Trent Grisham with his second home run of the evening-a three-run blast to give the Padres a 6-1 lead.
Ty France was the only non-homer of the inning-an RBI single makes it 7-1.
And the grand finale with Jake Cronenworth keeping Slam Diego alive and well. 11-1 Padres.
The Padres are absolutely rolling right now. Now let’s hope the bullpen doesn’t make this game interesting.