On July 12, the Padres took on the Atlanta Braves in the first of a three-game series. Not to mention, the first game of the second half of the season. After Kirby Yates represented the Padres at the All-Start game, the rest of the team is ready to take the field and start the rest of the season.
Starting at the mound today was Dinelson Lamet. Throwing 82 total pitches with 50 strikes, Lamet gave up 5 hits and 4 runs. Following Lamet was Andres Munoz. The Padres brought him up from double A, in hopes to find a new gem for the second half of the season. Munoz’s first pitch of the night was 100 miles per hour. Although Munoz was only at the mound for one inning, he held his own in his first Major League appearance. I don’t know about you, but I hope to see more of him in the upcoming games. Gerardo Reyes and Matt Strahm each came in for one inning. Strahm was moved to the bullpen in an attempt to help beef up the Padres’ options later in the game, but he gave up two hits and one run.
Luis Perdomo was pulled in for the 9th inning and he was able to make three quick outs. From a true Padres fan point of view, I can only hope that the pitching staff finds their way at the mound in this next round of the season.
Unfortunately, the Padres bats couldn’t get a win tonight. Manny Machado hit a home run in the bottom of the 6th to left field. For the second run on the board, Francisco Mejia hit a line drive, bringing in Machado once again. For the third and final run of the night, Eric Hosmer ran in Manuel Margot on a line drive to center field.
That was all the Padres could muster up for runs this game, but at least they have another chance tomorrow night to show the Braves how well they can actually hit the ball.
Final score 5-3 Braves