After another tremendous start from Nick Margevicius, who gave up 1 ER in 5 innings, the San Diego Padres didn’t need a ton of offense to pick up the win and move to 5-3 overall.
That being said, it’s always fun to hit dingers and the St. Louis Cardinals were handing them out today!
Margevicius was actually matched by John Flaherty, who shut down the Padres for all 5 of his innings pitched, but the Padres jumped all over Dominic Leone when he entered the game.
Leone started the inning with a walk to Franchy Cordero, and he was still on base when Renfroe hit his blast into the left field seats.
Robert Stock entered in relief and gave up a run (and the lead), on a double and a single, before getting out of the inning 6th inning.
Cardinals’ reliever Alex Reyes didn’t do any better than Leone when he came in to start the 7th, walking the first two batters and giving up a sacrifice fly to Franchy before Fernando Tatis Jr. came to the plate in the city where his dad had his most important and impactful moments in the big leagues...
That’s magic. Just absolute magic.
Craig Stammen, Trey Wingenter, and Kirby Yates (who has gotten a save in each Padres win this season) kept the lead that the starters helped build and got the team off to a 1-0 start on the road this season.