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Padres split first double-header of season with Mariners

The shortened games didn’t do the bullpen any favors.

MLB: Game Two-Seattle Mariners at San Diego Padres Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

After the Mariners decided to postpone yesterday’s game, both teams went ahead and played a double-header to get back on schedule earlier today with each team taking a contest. The Padres (19-14) came back in dramatic fashion to win game one 10-7 after mounting a seven-run comeback that all took place with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning.

After tying things up at 7-7, Wil Myers popped off a three-run homer to complete the walk-off victory.

The Mariners (13-20) started the second game hot, almost like they were mad they just blew a four-run lead with a single out left in the first contest. The Friars’ Garrett Richards allowed six runs in the first inning, including the first career grand slam by rookie 1B Jose Marmolejos.

San Diego did what they could, notching three-straight runs before Seattle tacked on another pair of runs to finish the Padres off by a score of 8-3.

Manny Machado further stretched his hit streak to nine games after hitting a trio of deep shots. He’s now 19-for-33 with six home runs through that time span.

Marmolejos led the Mariners in offense with a a homer in each game, including his game-breaking slam. He finished with six RBIs on 3-of-7 batting. He came into the game with a batting average of .167, so you could say today was a bit of a surprise for everyone.

Dinselson Lamet pitched five innings in game one, finishing with five hits allowed, three earned runs, and six strikeouts. Richards worked less than an inning after he allowed six runs in the opening stanza, throwing 33 total pitches.

Rookie Luis Patino made an appearance in the seventh inning of game two, striking out two.

The Padres begin a four-game series against the Rockies at Coors Field tomorrow with the opening pitch scheduled for 5:40pm. Zach Davies (4-2) is scheduled to take the mound against Colorado’s Antonio Senzatela (3-1).