It took Victor Caratini three pitches to start the 10th inning for him to line a well-placed hit into center right which scored Wil Myers from second for the game’s go-ahead run on Wednesday night. Mark Melancon then went on to record his 17th save of the season as the Padres narrowly survived the Brewers 2-1 to claim a share of the four-game series.
It was a quiet day from the usual suspects as Fernando Tatis Jr., Jake Cronenworth, Eric Hosmer, and Wil Myers all combined to go hitless against Milwaukee. Caratini and Tommy Pham each recorded a pair of hits in four plate appearances.
Chris Paddack did what he had to do, regardless of whether he lit up the K’s column. In six innings, he struck out two, allowed just as many hits, and allowed the game’s only run. Pierce Johnson pitched just one inning and wound up leading the team with three strike outs.
Tatis got the Padres on the board early with a sac fly to left field, scoring Pham. The Brewers’ Eric Lauer tied the game with a deep shot during the third inning for his team’s only run.
Game four is set begin this morning at 10:10 a.m. Ryan Weathers (2-1, 1.48 ERA) will make the start against Adrian Houser (3-5, 4.53 ERA).