On June 25th, the Padres took on the Baltimore Orioles in the first of a two-game series. After getting swept by the Pirates, the Padres had a much-needed day off. On Sunday, San Diego lost a heart breaker, blowing two late in the game leads. However, tonight they were not taking any chances. In the first inning, Manny Machado stepped up to the plate to a standing ovation by the Orioles crowd. In the top of the second, Machado hit his 100th homerun at Camden Yards in his return to Baltimore.
Logan Allen got the second start and second win of his MLB career, and even though John Cena wasn’t in the crowd for this one, Allen gave the Padres what they needed. He was able to pitch into the 6th inning, taking some heat off the bullpen. Allen only gave up 2 runs and stranded 5 Orioles on base during his 6-inning performance. Phil Maton came in to pitch the 7th, and right away gave us a scare, giving up a homerun to the first batter he faced. Luckily, he settled in and eventually got out of the inning without any more damage being done. Brad Wieck retired the side, making quick work of the bottom of the 8th. Up 8-3 in the bottom of the 9th Andy Green turned to Luis Perdomo to close out the game. Perdomo
The Padres came out with some pent-up anger, as 5 of their 8 runs came off of homeruns by: Fernando Tatis Jr, Manny Machado, Manny Margot, and Francisco Mejia. The bats were firing on all cylinders today, and the Padres ending with 12 and going 3-4 with RISP.
The Padres hung on to take a much-needed win tonight and will be looking to continue that momentum at the plate during tomorrows 12:05 PM PT game.
Final score: Padres 8-3