On June 19th the Padres took on the Milwaukee Brewers in the final game of the series. Playing for the sweep against the number one team in the national league central. After two stellar pitching performances to open the series, the Padres looked to ride that momentum into today’s game. Andy Green gave the ball to Matt Strahm for the start, and things looked shaky after giving up a two-out homer in the top of the 1st inning. That did not seem to faze the Padres, as they answered back with two runs of their own in the bottom of the same inning. Strahm ended his day after 5 innings giving up 5 hits and 4 earned runs. Although the pitching staff struggled more today than yesterday, the team still showed resilience and hard work as they took the win.
Eric Hosmer homered in the bottom on the 1st on a fly ball to right center field brining in Fernando Tatis Jr., putting two runs on the board. In the 2nd inning Manny Machado hit possibly the longest RBI single of his career. After a long umpire review the ruling on the field of a homerun was over turned, and Machado was sent back to first base. Tatis Jr. scored on the play and in the confusion, Eric Hosmer was thrown out while jogging around the bases. Greg Garcia roped an RBI triple in the 3rd bringing in Mejia. Then Garcia was driven in by a single off the bat of Manuel Margot.
The Brewers were able to pull ahead 7-5 going into the bottom of the 7th, but their lead was short lived, again. Franmil Reyes’ made his presence known crushing a ball deep to center field. His three-run shot brought in Manny Machado and Hunter Renfoe to snatch the lead back 8-7. After that Luis Perdomo and Craig Stammen got the job done, completing the three-game sweep and bringing the Padres back to a game over .500 on the year.
All in all, we are proud of our Padres and are excited about the winning streak they are on. Hopefully we can keep it up as we travel to Pittsburgh on Friday for the three-game series against the Pirates.
Final score: 8-7 Padres