On July 21st, the Padres took on the Cubs in the last of their three-game series. San Diego was in desperate need of a win coming into today’s game. After dropping the first two by only a run each game, the Padres deserved a positive result for their efforts against the very strong looking Chicago Cubs.
The Padres looked to Adrian Morejon to breath some life back into the pitching staff. Morejon threw 27 pitches in his 2.1 inning Major League debut. The Cubs got on the board early but fell silent after plating their only run of the night in the bottom of the 1st inning. Even though Morejon got the start, Cal Quantrill got the bulk of the game, throwing 5.2 innings only giving up 2 hits. Quantrill set up the Padres’ All-Star nicely, as Kirby Yates closed out the win.
At the plate the Padres were a little slower than we are used too, but Fernado Tatis Jr. got the scoring started in the top of the 5th, bringing home Luis Urias with an RBI single. Two innings later, Francisco Mejia gave the Padres the go ahead run with a solo homer to right center field. The Padres have their celebration rob from them all too often lately so going into the 9th inning with a one run lead was a bit nerve wracking. However, with the bases loaded and two outs, Greg Garcia was hit by a pitch, bringing in Hunter Renfroe. After and on-field delay, the rising star that is Fernando Tatis Jr. slapped an RBI single to right field, bringing home Francisco Mejia and Luis Urias, giving Kirby Yates a little more breathing room.
The Padres have been leaving everything they have on the field day in and day out, so it is nice to see the boys get rewarded with a win today. Rolling into an off day before taking on the New York Mets, hopefully this win will be a turning point for San Diego.
Final score: Padres 5-1