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Padres 6, Braves 0: Lamet tosses gem in rubber match

MLB: Atlanta Braves at San Diego Padres Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Dinelson Lamet had the best start of his short career tonight, cruising through seven shutout innings against the Braves. He was perfect through 3.2, ultimately allowing just three singles, a double, and a walk while striking out eight. And he got some serious support from his offense, too. Wil Myers and Hunter Renfroe both hit two run bombs. Renfroe had the hottest night of anyone, with two more hits on top of that dinger. And Manuel Margot didn’t miss a beat while he was on the DL; he went 3-for-4 with a double.

The third inning was when the Padres started the fireworks. Jose Pirela led off with a single, then Margot followed up with his RBI double into the left-center gap. That set up Wil for his 16th bomb of the season.

Myers would cross the plate again in the fifth inning. He drew a walk ahead of Renfroe, who absolutely murdered a baseball.

The Friars scrounged up one more run in the seventh. Matt Szczur took Lamet’s place in the lineup and drew a walk, then moved into scoring position on a ground out. That set up Margot for his second RBI of the evening, a line drive single to left-center. A pair of perfect innings from Kirby Yates and Jose Valdez wrapped up the series win in a lovely bow.

Tomorrow night, Clayton Richard will try to take the red hot Dodgers down a peg. First pitch at 7:10 PM.