One thing we know is Dinelson Lamet is still Dinelson Lamet. The 26 year old has some of the best stuff in the game. On Wednesday night he looked like 2 different pitchers. At times, simply dominant and untouchable. Other times, he’s wild misses and his spots consistently.
Lamet got touched for a run in the 1st and the 3rd. He gave up 2 ER and threw 80 pitches over 4 innings. He exited with a 4-2 lead and ultimately left feeling positive about his outing. In fact, his similarities to Noah Syndergaard were striking.
Early on, Syndergaard was all over the place. He had 4 walks in the first 3 innings. An Austin Hedges 2 out RBI single got the scoring started in the 2nd. An Eric Hosmer sac fly added a run in the 3rd. Later in the inning, Hunter Renfroe and Franmil Reyes came through with 2 out RBI. The Padres held a 4-2.
Suddenly, the other Syndergaard showed up. He looked dominant over the next 4 innings. His final line was 7 IP 8 H 4 R (3 ER) 5 Walks and 8 K’s. Seems pedestrian, but there were flashes of brilliance.
Strahm, Stammen, Munoz and Perdomo would combine for 5 shutout innings out of the bullpen, one of their better combined outings of late. The boys would add 3 insurance runs in the 8th and 9th.
Their 7-2 win gives them a chance to win the series Thursday afternoon before heading home to face the red hot Giants.
Break out the mimosas! Game time 9:10 AM PT