The San Diego Padres almost faced their third straight loss Thursday night against the San Francisco Giants. The game was tied 1-1 into the 10th inning until Jorge Alfaro hit a walk-off single.
San Diego first scored in the fourth inning, and no more runs were scored until the Giants tied it in the ninth.
Alfaro is no stranger to walk-off victories. This is the third he’s produced this season.
Jorge Alfaro brought the Padres to a walk-off victory for the third time this season
Alfaro hit a fly ball to center field and celebrated another win with the Padres.
His first walk-off win of the season was early in May. He hit a three-run home run in the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins, which were the only three runs scored that game.
His second walk-off win, produced in June, was a much smaller hit. He hit a grounder to drive a runner in. The impact on the team was just as significant as the first. That hit became the sixth walk-off win of the season for the Padres, which became the most in the NL and second-most overall.
Alfaro’s third was meaningful in a much different way. He secured a win for San Diego in the first game of the series under very stressful circumstances. Just a few innings prior, teammate Jurickson Profar had a scary collision with C.J. Abrams. Profar was taken off the field on a stretcher, and it’s unclear how severe his injury is.