Quantrill and Tatis Guide Padres to 5-1 Victory

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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.

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.

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.

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Gary Klimas
Gary Klimas
3 years ago

Agree – totally agree on Tanned Tom’s comment on Myers! Myers has to play every day. And eventually he will hit – like he has the past two days. Besides, because Preller is paying him so much $$$, what other smart choice do the Padres have?
I hope Reyes is traded soon so Myers can stay in left, Renfroe; a much superior outfielder and player can move fulltime to right and Margot or Jankowski can be in center.

Tanned Tom
Tanned Tom
3 years ago

Best thing was to see Myers get 2 hits. If he can turn it around it would be so much easier to keep him and trade one of the other corner OFs. Also, he is flat out a better player over the course of his career than the others have been. Hard to know what will happen, and his contract is still absurd, but there have been so many instances when Renfroe or Reyes botched a makeable play and you just know Myers would have caught it. His speed alone makes him a better fielder.

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