With Mike Clevinger on the mound and a 3-0 deficit, the Padres offense came to life, highlighted by a Wil Myers grand slam in the first inning.
In previous seasons, a 3-0 deficit might feel like a monumental task for the Padres to overcome, but this year’s club feels different. In fact, the Friars boast on the best offenses in the league, highlighted by superstars in Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado, but Wil Myers isn’t getting enough credit for the season he is having.
After back-to-back down years under Andy Green, Myers has erupted for ten home runs and 29 RBI thus far, including a go-ahead grand slam against the Rockies. The Padres have hit a ton of grand slams this year, so when the bases are loaded, it’s just expected at this point for the ball to leave the yard.
Myers’ grand slam was part of a five-run first inning, and the Padres duplicated that number in the second inning backing starting pitcher Mike Clevinger. The newest Padre settled down after a difficult first inning, allowing a three-run homer to Nolan Arenado. He’s through five innings with eight strikeouts and only one walk, as of this post.
Assuming nothing crazy happens, the Padres will look to finish off the Rockies tomorrow night in the first three games of their ten-game homestand before ending it with a critical series against the Dodgers.