Franimal homers twice
Franmil Reyes heard the concerns about the San Diego Padres offense without Fernando Tatis Jr. and silenced them.
Once in the 1st inning to take the lead...
The Franimal gets his pitch and pounces #FriarFaithful pic.twitter.com/yk8Ns1Yf1m— San Diego Padres (@Padres) April 30, 2019
And against in the 6th inning to take the lead again...
That's a lot of damage!— San Diego Padres (@Padres) May 1, 2019
How 'bout a little more?#FriarFaithful pic.twitter.com/uLT13T806Q
Hosmer stays hot
Eric Hosmer has obviously made some adjustments to his swing this season, and after getting a slow start to the season, he’s crushing the ball and hitting it with an angle to get it over the outfield fence.
Eric Hosmer (7) off RHP Julio Teheran (9) - 107.6 mph, 22 degrees (416 ft Home Run)— MLBBarrelAlert (@MLBBarrelAlert) May 1, 2019
83.9 mph Changeup#Padres @ #Braves (T6) pic.twitter.com/qMS2y4idZp
Hosmer has hit 3 HRs in his last 5 games, and 4 HRs in his last 9 games. He’s back on a pace to be back at his normal 25 HRs this season, an improvement over the 18 he hit last year.
Paddack gets another QS
Before the season started, the Padres made waves by having Chris Paddack and Fernando Tatis on the opening day roster despite neither of them playing in AAA.
30 games into the season, nobody on the roster has looked as good as Paddack and Tatis (with the possible exception of Kirby Yates).
1.91 ERA— San Diego Padres (@Padres) May 1, 2019
Third straight quality start#FriarFaithful pic.twitter.com/D6Cfl6DcDg
Paddack is going to run into some innings restrictions at some point this season, which might be the only thing that keeps him from winning the NL Cy Young Award in his rookie season if he keeps pitching like this. The numbers he’s been putting up to this point are just ridiculous.