The Friars took one back from the fish after punching in a bunch of runs tonight. Padres pitching kept things chill enough to let the offense do their job and keep San Diego ahead all night.
Tyson Ross took the mound, but unfortunately couldn’t leave it before allowing one run too many to spoil his sub-3.00 ERA for the month. Despite this, he kept the Marlins to a maximum of 3 runs over 5.1 innings, being knocked out of the 6th inning after giving up RBI from a single, a double, and a triple. He left the game recording 4 strike outs and 1 walk, chalking the rest of his work to 7 groundouts and a pop fly.
Craig Stammen gets credited with both a blown save and the pitching win for giving up a run in his 2⁄3 inning of relief. Brad Hand, Adam Cimber, and Kirby Yates all combined for scoreless relief, while Kazuhisa Makita gave the Marlins their fifth and final run, which was entirely from Manuel Margot playing a dropping liner to center field like a doofus, allowing a little league home run.
5 runs still weren’t enough for the Padres exploding offense tonight. The scoring started off nice with both Eric Hosmer and Raffy Lopez recording RBI-singles, giving the Pads a nice 3-0 lead. The 6th inning was highlighted with a blast from Franmil Reyes, now his 3rd homer, his second in 2 days.
The bottom of the 8th was the grande finale, 4 more Padres runs from a bases loaded walk to Raffy Lopez, and RBI-single from Christian Villanueva, and an RBI out of a fielding error on a deep bloop from Freddy Galvis in and out of the glove of center fielder Lewis Brinson.
The Pads will get one more chance against Miami tomorrow to split the series and end May on a high note.