The Padres got back in the win column Saturday night in shutout fashion.
Joey Lucchesi threw 6 shutout innings and improved to 10-7 on the year. He also lowered his ERA to 3.84. Craig Stammen, Andres Muñoz and Kirby Yates were dominant in relief. The up and down bullpen was lights out this time around.
Old Wil Myers showed up all over the field last night as well. He got the scoring started with an opposite field solo homer to make it 1-0. He also stole a base and made a few plays in the field. Confident and loose. That’s the Myers the Padres expected coming into 2019. There've been flashes of it throughout the year, but he hasn’t sustained success. Needless to say, the team is desperately hoping he breaks out in a big way through the end of the season.
Manny Machado added a 2 run bomb in the 6th to make it 3-0, wrapping up the scoring for the night.
The Friars wouldn’t need anything else. Although Lucchesi walked 5, he was dialed in all night. His nibbling tendencies bring back memories of former Braves (and Mets) star Tom Glavine. Of course he’s not on that level yet, but he’ll start getting those borderline pitches as he becomes more established in the league. The man they call Joey Fuego is auditioning for a role in 2020 and beyond.
The boys look to win the series Sunday afternoon at 1:10 PM. Eric Lauer takes the mound looking for his 9th win.