A big inning for the D-Backs proved to be larger than a big performance from San Diego's All-Star Wil Myers. The pitching today wasn't on point, and the hitting, led by Myers, couldn't catch up. The Friars drop their second game of the series, but they didn't go out quietly.
Christian Friedrich couldn't find his stuff today. He gave up 5 runs in 5 innings, struck out 5, and gave up a home run and 6 hits by the end of his start. His relief buddy, Carlos Villanueva, made the transition choppy and gave up 2 earned runs of his own. The Diamondbacks put up a total of 7 runs against the Padres pitching today, where only Kevin Quackenbush threw an inning of not giving up runs.
The Padres did outhit the Diamondbacks Ryan Schimpf had a multi-hit night, Going 2 for 4 with a solo home run in the top of the 9th. Yangervis Solarte had an RBI-single, and Alex Dickerson and Matt Kemp both had RBI-doubles, Kemp’s 20th double of the season now.
The star of the show tonight was Myers, coming off a complementary spot on the NL All-Star roster. He had an RBI-triple today, one of his 4 hits in 5 at-bats, the other three being singles.
Not enough to win the game, but enough to enjoy watching. Myers is on track to be named July's NL leader. Colin Rea will try to remedy the rotation's misstep today in his matchup tomorrow against a Shelby Miller that had himself a bad start a few days ago.
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