Hey, Renfroe’s back everyone. And so are the Padres. They started their final homestand of the 2017 season. Are you sad? Happy? Apathetic? Well, today you can be happy. The Padres won.
Thanks to Luis Perdomo limiting damage over 5 and some innings to 2 runs despite giving up 6 walks. Perdomo still only allowed 4 hits and Craig Stammen was able to provide some much-needed relief to exit the top of the 6th.
Baumann, Yates, and Brad Hand would come through to close out the snakes for the remainder of the night, collecting 6 K’s between the three of them, and the D-Backs only having one more hit for the rest of the night in the 9th for no damage.
For the Padres, the damage was done early. In the bottom of the first, Hunter Renfroe marked his late-September return with a three-run blast, his 21st on the season:
Hunter had quite a blast:— San Diego Padres (@Padres) September 19, 2017
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Oh, and Austin Hedges blasted a solo HR the very next inning - his 18th of the season. With the Padres up 4-2, the defense stayed air-tight and kept the snakes in check. Just look at this inning-ending dive from Manuel Margot to end the top of the third with runners on the corners:
If you’re looking to catch the final games of the season in Petco, it looks like the Friars are ready to put on some good baseball. Christian Villanueva had his call-up today, fielding at third, no hits and a strikeout for him, but expect to see some late-season fire from the young crew.