Petco Park- San Diego, California
The San Diego Padres took care of business on Saturday, as the team evened up their three-game set with the Giants.
A tough extra-innings loss on Friday, saw the Padres drop to seven games under the .500 mark. They needed a win on Saturday and looked for Cal Quantrill to continue his recent dominance on the mound. Quantrill did not disappoint as he went 5 1/3 innings, allowing one earned run on three hits. He struck out four and walked four in his 86-pitch effort.
The Canadian-born pitcher is 3-0 in his last seven games with a 1.80 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP.
Quantrill was on point, and he was rewarded with some offense as Wil Myers doubled in a run and El Nino, Fernando Tatis Jr. did his thing.
The more you see Fernando Tatis Jr. play the game of baseball, the more impressed you become.
The shortstop was knocked down on a pitch in the fifth inning from Giants’ starter Shaun Anderson. The crowd booed as the pitch was intended to keep Tatis off the outside corner of the plate. On the very next pitch, the pitcher tried to go down and away with a slider.
Here is what Tatis did with the pitch.
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) July 28, 2019
The Padres were leading 3-0 at this point and went on to win 5-1 in the game.
Michel Baez threw 1 1/3 innings of scoreless ball as he has yet to allow a run in the major leagues. Matt Strahm got the final five outs in the game.
Speaking about the homer after the game, Tatis talks about his emotions.
Tonight was Fernando Tatis Jr’s 8th game with three or more hits this season.
— FOX Sports San Diego (@FOXSportsSD) July 28, 2019
The Padres will now look to Adrian Morejon, as he starts the game on Sunday against the Giants and will go against staff ace Madison Bumgarner.