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Tatis Jr. homers in the first, Padres earn overdue victory

Manuel Margot hits his ninth home run of the season

MLB: Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

On August 5, 2019 the Padres took the win against the Colorado Rockies in the first game of a four-game series. Hopefully, the Padres can keep it up for the rest of the series and get some much-needed wins under their belt.

Starting on the mound today was Eric Lauer who pitched 4.0 innings, giving up 10 hits and three runs. Listed with the win tonight was Matt Strahm, who came in for two innings, allowing just two hits. Jose Castillo pitched 0.2 innings, Craig Stammen pitched 1.1 innings, and Luis Perdomo closed out the game only throwing three pitches. It was an impressive night for the Padres pitching staff, to say the least. Castillo, however, did leave the game with an apparent finger injury.

Offensively, the Padres gave everything they had, and it paid off. To start of the bottom of the first, Fernando Tatis Jr. homered on a fly ball to right field, and, boy, was that the spark that the team and the fans needed. Eric Hosmer singled on a ground ball scoring Manny Machado, scoring the second Padres run in the first inning. In the bottom of the sixth, Wil Myers doubled in Greg Garcia and Tatis Jr. In the bottom of the eight, Manuel Margot connected on his ninth homer of the season.

All in all, the Padres played their hearts out and there’s nothing like a good victory to start off a series.

Final score: Padres 9, Rockies 3