The Padres flew to Philadelphia with devastating news. Rookie of the year candidate and budding superstar Fernando Tatis Jr. would likely be out for the season. A major blow to a team hanging on for dear life in the wild card race. They still showed signs of life.
After splitting the first 2 games, Joey Lucchesi took the bump for the visiting Friars.
A Jean Segura double gave the Phillies a 1-0 lead in the first. After that, Lucchesi would give up just 1 hit in the next 4 innings.
Luis Urias hit a 2 out 2 run homer in the 4th to give the boys a 2-1 lead. Lucchesi got tagged by Segura in the 6th, giving up another RBI double. Lucchesi would go 6 innings giving up just 2 ER.
The birthday boy Austin Hedges came through big time in the 7th, hitting a solo homer to grab the lead right back. It was his 9th of the year and capped a 4-4 day. It’s great news for the defensive wizard as he’s been struggling with the bat all year.
Kirby Yates slammed the door in the 9th for his 35th save. He’s now tied with Aroldis Chapman for the major league lead.
The Padres head to Cincinnati for a 3 day set Monday night.