One night after hitting a pair of home runs to help the Padres topple the Dodgers by a score of 6-1, Fernando Tatis Jr. achieved the feat once more with his first deep shot coming during the opening at-bat of the night. However, the end result got flipped in the end as the Dodgers rallied with three runs in the sixth to take down the Padres 5-4 on Saturday night.
Fun fact: Tatis became the first opposing player to record multiple home runs in consecutive nights at Dodger Stadium since San Francisco legend Barry Bonds in 2002.
Blake Snell did his job by doing everything needed to keep Los Angeles from scoring more than what the Padres were producing, limiting them to two runs through the game’s first five innings. He began the sixth by getting Max Muncy to ground out to second but Jayce Tingler still pulled the first-year Friar nonetheless for Pierce Johnson, who immediately allowed the three runs necessary for the Dodgers to complete the comeback. Unexpectedly, he was pulled immediately.
Snell finished with seven strikeouts and two walks on top of the two runs allowed.
30-year old righty Aaron Northcraft also made his major-league debut on Saturday night. He finished with a pair of K’s and lone hit allowed in the game’s final two innings.
On another night where Tatis single-handedly kept the Friars in the fight, El Nino could get any help from his fellow sluggers as Manny Machado and Trent Grisham combined to go 0-for-10 at the plate.
On the other side, Trevor Bauer, whom was mocked by Tatis following his opening-inning home run, finished with nine strikeouts and five hits allowed.
Catch the final game of the series this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. with Joe Musgrove (2-2, 1.04 ERA) back on the mound against Dustin May (1-1, 2.93 ERA).