The Padres (8-6) got back on track Friday night behind the bats of young, budding talent to secure a 3-0 win over the Diamondbacks (5-9) at Petco Park.
It’s not about counting the hits, it’s making the hits count. #PadresWin pic.twitter.com/8PAA7QUQk2— San Diego Padres (@Padres) August 8, 2020
Fernando Tatis Jr., along with rookies Jake Cronenworth and Edward Olivares, all went yard in a fairly cut-and-dry shutout affair. Tatis’ was on the first pitch of the game and his team-leading fifth of the year. Tatis has also gotten on base in every game this season, tying his single-season best from a year ago.
Cronenworth continued his tear on both sides of the game with his second home run of the season. He finished two-of-three at the plate to maintain his team-high .360 batting average. Olivares’ home run was the first of his young career.
Davies enjoyed a solid performance through four innings, allowing zero hits and retiring the first 13 batters of the game before allowing back-to-back singles by Eduardo Escobar and David Peralta. He finished with six Ks and zero walks.
Four hits, one walk, 11 strikeouts, zero runs. That's the good stuff.#GotYourBack pic.twitter.com/FXlw1zMiaQ— San Diego Padres (@Padres) August 8, 2020
Arizona’s starter Luke Weaver went three innings retiring three and allowing the first pair of home runs.
The Padres will be right back in Petco tonight to do it all over again at 6:10pm. The Sheriff is back on the mound and he’ll be facing RHP Merrill Kelly (1-1) who has gone 13.2 innings with 11 strikeouts.