Petco Park- San Diego, California
For the first time in the second half, the San Diego Padres have won back-to-back games.
The star of the game was Quantrill, who has sneakily become on the Padres most dependable starters.
The right-hander was solid again as, through seven innings, he only allowed five hits and struck out four while walking none. The 102 pitches he threw were the most he has pitched in a game since his May 19th start against the Pirates while the seven innings pitched were a career-high. His ERA dropped from 3.57 to 3.21 on the season.
The game remained tied until the third inning as Kyle Freeland dueled with Quantrill at Petco Park. However, the former Cy Young candidate ran into trouble in the third inning as, after a Manny Margot walk and a Luis Urias single, Tatis swatted a two-run double to bring them home.
With the double, Tatis now has a 13-game hitting streak. Another run scored off of Freeman when Wil Myers hit an RBI single in the fifth inning.
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The score remained knotted at 3-0 thanks to Quantrill’s excellent pitching and a Freeman who was taking his lumps against the Padres lineup but managed to keep the runs allowed to a minimum. However, the Padres jumped against Scott Oberg in the eighth inning. Two singles and a walk loaded the bases, and a groundball hit by Urias allowed one run to score. That brought up Josh Naylor as a pinch hitter, and the outfielder flexed his muscles by crushing a three-run homer to right field.
A run would score in the ninth inning as Luis Perdomo allowed an inherited runner to score, but he still closed the game out to preserve the win.
The youth shined once again as Tatis, Urias, and Francisco Mejia all had multi-hit games. For Mejia, it was his fourth consecutive multi-hit game as he continues to swing a hot bat.
Chris Paddack will take the mound for the Padres tomorrow as they go for a third consecutive win.