The San Diego Padres were into the solo home runs today, with 3 of their 4 runs coming on them.
Franmil Reyes got them started with this line drive bullet in the 1st inning:
Quick maths:— San Diego Padres (@Padres) June 1, 2019
In 2018, @La_Mole_13 hit his 16th home run in 77 games and 238 PA.
In 2019, @La_Mole_13 hit his 16th home run in 55 games and 191 PA.
That's what we call "getting even better." #FriarFaithful pic.twitter.com/oMDgR8pf0n
Hunter Renfroe added on to a 1-0 lead in the 4th inning with this one:
Finally, and before the Padres scored their first run the old-fashioned way, Ian Kinsler belted one to left field:
Lucchesi looks lovely
Joey Lucchesi picked up his first win since April 21, and continues to drop his ERA.
The one run that Lucchesi gave up? You guessed it. It was on a solo HR, on a pinch-hit appearance by Rosell Herrera.
As for the bullpen, it was pretty solid and still managed to need Kirby Yates to come in and save the day at the end of the game. He’s going to break a record at some point.
The Marlins are bad
The Miami Marlins are a bad baseball team, so the Padres didn’t need much of anything offensively from Manny Machado to get this win. He and Austin Hedges were the only two Padres position players that started this game and ended it without getting a hit.
As long as Miami’s lineup continues to look like this, the Padres can start focusing on getting a sweep in this series.