Following Tatis’ controversial grand slam in Monday’s contest, the Padres opened up the scoring with another grand slam, this one by Wil Myers in the very first inning. Three innings later, Jurickson Profar hit a two-run shot to left that pushed the Friars into a comfortable 6-0 lead.
In usual San Diego fashion, the suspense grew and grew until the very end.
In the bottom of the fourth, RF Joey Gallo hit a three-run homer to halve their lead and then CF Scott Heineman knocked a double over third base which scored another run by LF Nick Solak.
A quartet of bullpen members that included rookie Luis Patino, Emilio Pagan, and Cal Quantrill helped close things out with Quantrill earning the save. Craig Stammen, who was the team’s third pitcher on the evening, earned the win on the night.
Starter Adrian Morejon pitched just three innings and recorded four strikeouts.
Texas’ Mike Minor went a little over three innings, as well, and allowed nine hits, six runs, and struck out six.
The Padres are back in Petco Park tomorrow evening with the opening pitch set for 6:10pm. Chris Paddack (2-2) will be the Friars’ starter and Lance Lynn (3-0) will be on the mound for the Rangers.