Wow, that was a long road trip. Finally, the Padres get to return to the best ballpark in America, albeit with some patchy grass thanks to some metal band.
To treat the fans who showed up for the first home game in a while the Padres were scoring all night. The Phillies did everything they could to help with that too.
Travis Wood had a pretty fair start, going 5 innings only allowing 2 earned runs, one a homer. He ended on 92 pitches and 3 strikeouts. Phil Maton came in for relief in the sixth but was still tagged with a run (unearned.) Jose Torres had to punch out the sloppy inning.
Other than Craig Stammen’s homer allowed in the 7th, the remaining bullpen effort of Kirby Yates and Brad Hand would end up being perfecto to close out the win, thanks to some some relentless offense from the boys.
Austin Hedges put the Pads on the board with a sac fly in the 2nd. By the 4th, the Padres would score another on an error from the Phils, bringing Cory Spangenberg home. Hedges, Carlos Asuaje, and Jose Pirela all brought more pain in the 6th, Pirela with the 2-run RBI single.
To put the cherry on top: Spangy’s 11th home run of the season:
There are only a couple more home series after this one, folks. Let this be some reason to go down and see the better-than-we-thought-they-would-be 2017 Padres play a few more! They’re out there putting in work.