After a tough ending to last night’s game, the Padres rallied tonight to take game two against the Pirates. Dinelson Lamet put up five plus innings of scoreless baseball, and he got backup in the form of a couple two-run shots by Wil Myers and Dusty Coleman.
Myers, in fact, was back in a big way. He started the scoring with a RBI double in the third inning. He piled on in the fifth when he followed a Yangervis Solarte single with a bomb to deep center field.
There was no more scoring until the seventh, though Lamet did pick up his first big league hit in the sixth.
Phil Maton got smacked around a little after the stretch. Josh Harrison led off the inning with a homer, and not long after, Maton found himself with the bases loaded and two outs. Andy Green went back to the pen for Buddy Baumann, who allowed Adam Frazier a single. Thankfully, only one run scored, so Craig Stammen could pull Baumann’s ass out of the fire before things got out of hand.
The Pirates didn’t keep the game close for long. Hunter Renfroe led off with a single, and then Coleman went deep for the third time in his short major league career.
Tomorrow brings us some breakfast baseball with Clayton Richard on the mound. First pitch in the rubber match is at 10:35 AM.