Blake Snell followed up Yu Darvish’s Padres debut with a phenomenal first performance in the pinstripes on Friday night. In 4 2⁄3 innings of work, Snell struck out eight batters with two walks, allowing just four total hits on the night. When combined with Hosmer’s second home run in as many games, the Friars were able to stave off the Diamondbacks for a 4-2 victory at Petco Park.
The Padres were the first to get on the board when Jurickson Profar hit a sac fly in the bottom of the second, allowing Hosmer to race home from third and moving Myers over from second. Unfortunately, Snell struck out looking and Myers was left out to dry as the inning expired.
One inning later, with Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado having been walked, Hosmer was in a good position to open the game up should he re-up with another home run following his homer on Opening Day. While he did end up going yard, Tatis was caught stealing second beforehand which limited the Padres to just the pair of runs scored.
Arizona finally got on the board in the top of the seventh with a two-run homer by center fielder Ketel Marte who also brought home right fielder Tim Locastro.
On the other side of the seventh, Hosmer drove home Tommy Pham the final run of the game, his third RBI, with a base hit to left. Emilio Pagan and Mark Melancon finished out the final two innings, allowing a single hit with a lone strikeout by Melancon.
Game three is tonight at 5:10 p.m. Joe Musgrove will make his debut against 29-year old lefty Caleb Smith.