It’s not often you watch a baseball game where one team scores all six of their runs via home run, but that’s exactly what the Diamondbacks did on Saturday afternoon. Arizona’s Ketel Marte, Josh VanMeter, and Trayce Thompson all went yard to overwhelm the Padres 6-3 in their latest spring training exhibition in Peoria, AZ.
Fernando Tatis Jr. was the team’s designated hitter on the day and started off the Padres’ scoring by speeding through home on a sac fly by Manny Machado. That tied the things at 1-1.
That score held until VanMeter’s home run in the sixth which opened things up to 4-1. Brian O’Grady grounded into a fielder’s choice at first which allowed Patrick Kivelhan to score. After Arizona’s third home run of the afternoon, the Padres managed one more run in the bottom of the ninth but that’s as far as things got in their comeback attempt.
Adrian Morejon enjoyed a sterling start on the mound with five strikeouts through the first three innings of the game. Dan Altavilla also saw some success with three Ks through 1 1⁄3 innings with one earned run allowed.
The Padres (5-8) take on the Reds (3-8) same time tomorrow.