There's not much better than an early Sunday win for the Padres. Especially when the season so far has been quite shaky for the starting rotation, and your starting rotation just had back-to-back dominating performances. Yesterday, Clayton Richard showed that he still has some good stuff left in him. Today, Luis Perdomo was a one-man wrecking crew.
The San Diego Padres couldn't have asked for more from Perdomo today. After his last start against the Diamondbacks, a 7-inning one-run bout, he threw another one-run game. This time he went nine full innings. He brought some bait for the Marlins today, too. His tackle box was filled to the brim with double plays.With the strikeout count at a low 3, Luis and the Friars racked up 6 total double plays today, relying on turning two to end a majority of the innings.
That helped keep Perdomo's pitch count 1 under 100. Out of his 99 pitches, he threw 65 for strikes. Perdomo's counterpart, Justin Nicolino, lasted 6 innings throwing 1 pitch over 100. He gave up all three runs to the Padres. Despite the amount of hits from the Marlins, Luis' only earned run came from a double in the second inning.
On the offensive side of things, the Padres were a home run shy of a team cycle. In the fourth inning, Ryan Schimpf slammed out an RBI triple.
Adam Rosales tried to bring Schimpf home, but Schimpf was caught in an easy pickle. Still, Luis Sardinas brought him Rosales with a double. Then, in the sixth, Rosales tried to bring home Schimpf again with a single and succeeded.
Hoo boy, that's a good way to end the week. Good thing, too, because the Pads have another day off Monday while they travel to Atlanta to face off against a Braves team with a bit of a familiar face.
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