The Padres offense had a pretty good night. They put up six runs, with four of them coming off a trio of home runs. But six runs wouldn’t have been enough even if Travis Wood had turned in a quality start. That’s because Kirby Yates suffered the kind of collapse usually reserved for the most epic of Jenga games, retiring just one batter while giving up a half dozen runs.
The Friars got their first run in the fifth on an error from David Freese, and then two more when Carlos Asuaje went yard, hitting a guy in the junk in the process.
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The Pirates got two of those back in the bottom half of the inning, but the Friars held the lead. Yangervis Solarte led off the sixth with a homer to make it 4-2, while the Bucs fired back with two more runs to tie things up right after.
It seemed like the Pads had things well in hand when Manuel Margot hit a leadoff shot in the seventh and Asuaje added another run on a bases loaded walk. But then something happened to Yates. After striking out Josh Harrison, he gave up a single, a double, and a home run in order. Then there was a walk, a single, and yet another walk. Andy Green brought in Kyle McGrath to try to mop things up... and he allowed all three inherited runners to score. It was a bad night, but at least it ended at a reasonable hour on the west coast.
Dinelson Lamet will hopefully have a better day tomorrow. First pitch at 4:05 PM.