If you told Eric Lauer that he’d throw 98 pitches and the team would win 3-1, he’d assume he went 7 strong innings.
Not last night.
Lauer worked in and out of trouble, going 4 innings and giving up 1 ER. The bullpen came through with one of its best nights all year. Everything clicked.
Fernando Tatis Jr and Eric Hosmer went back to back in the 6th to provide all the spark the team would need. In addition to hitting his 10th HR Tatis Jr stole his 12th base.
Kirby Yates got the final 4 outs for his 27th save.
•The Padres struck out just 3 times, their lowest total all year
•Announced attendance was 33,329
•Tatis Jr continued his torrid June, hitting .366 with 4 HR and 13 RBI
•Luis Perdomo has gone 13 1⁄3 innings without an earned run over his last 9 outings
•Hosmer’s 2 RBI got him to 57 on the year, on pace for 114. He’s also 9th in the NL
•At the halfway mark, the team is 1 game over .500 and 1.5 games out of the wild card