On June 26, the Padres took the win against the Orioles, sweeping them in the two-game series. After the loss against the Pirates last week, this was just what the Padres needed to get back in their groove.
The Padres started Matt Strahm on the mound today and he did not disappoint. Actually, none of the pitchers disappointed today, which isn’t something we can usually say about the Padres. Strahm threw 81 pitches with 59 strikes giving up 4 runs. Strahm had 9 strike outs and led the team through 6 innings. Trey Wingenter came in for one inning, giving up two hits, but kept Baltimore off the board. Cal Quantrill and Craig Stammen finished out the game, leaving the Orioles with 5 total runs, luckily the Padres had them beat with 10 runs of their own.
To start off the second inning, Greg Garcia had a two-run homer to right center field. Eric Hosmer had an RBI that brought Manuel Margot home, giving the padres a 2-run lead. In the third inning, the “franimal” Franmil Reyes homered on a fly ball to left center field, but that wasn’t the end of his hot bat. He hit another homerun in the top of the 5th, making it his 22nd homerun of the season. In the top of the 6th, the Padres still weren’t satisfied. Eric Hosmer hit a two-run homerun, putting the Padres at 8 total runs. But four homeruns weren’t enough to satisfy the Padres, so Hunter Renfroe hit a homerun to center field as well. Renfore has 24 homeruns this season, making him the Padre with them most homeruns this season. To finish the game, Hosmer had a line drive single, bringing in Fernando Tatis Jr. for the 10th run of the game.
The Padres have the day off tomorrow but are back at Petco Park on Friday for the Saint Louis Cardinals three game series.
Final score: 10-5 Padres