San Diego Padres: Garrett Cooper plays well against his old team
At the trade deadline, the Padres acquired Garrett Cooper and Sean Reynolds from the Marlins for pitcher Ryan Weathers. In his first series against his old team, Cooper played a big hand in the series win for his new club.
He played in all three games and had three hits in the series and scored a run in the two wins. He drew two walks and scored in the 6-2 win Monday night, then Tuesday, he had one of three San Diego hits in the 3-0 loss. In Wednesday's 4-0 win, he was 2-for-3 and scored the fourth and final run in the bottom of the seventh inning when he scored on a Fernando Tatis single and went through the stop sign of third base coach Matt Williams.
Since being acquired from Miami, Cooper has slashed .250/.369/.469 and played well at first base. Melvin has a trio of bodies to play at first with Jake Cronenworth and Ji Man Choi, who is currently on the injured list, but Cooper has proven to be a nice addition to the bottom of the order that San Diego has been missing.
For three games, he got the final say against his former team and helped the Padres secure two badly needed victories.