Matt Strahm hasn’t given up more 2 ER since April 1st, and hasn’t thrown less than 6 innings in a start since April 13th. He’s been ridiculously good and the fact that his record is 1-2 shows you how much the bullpen has struggled this season.
In this one, Strahm went 6.1 innings, struck out 7 and walked only 1. He also gave up 2 ERs, 1 in each of the first two innings of the game.
Sometimes it really is about making the big plays instead of the little ones, and Manny Margot was ready for this big play to rob a HR today:
That kept the game all tied up at 2-2.
When he’s hot, there are few more frightening hitters in the San Diego Padres’ lineup than Hunter Renfroe.
Renfroe’s OPS is now over .900, and he’s the only player on the team with a SLG over .600. As long as he’s hitting like this, he deserves to be in the lineup every day.
Getting to Kirby Yates has a been an issue for the Padres and their middle relief lately, so they tried a new arm out today in Gerardo Reyes.
Not only was his stuff nasty, as he threw 1.2 scoreless innings, but his follow-through is super fun:
The Padres have an off day tomorrow before playing the Colorado Rockies in Coors Field on Friday night.