Miguel Diaz made his first major league with the Padres start since his first stint with the team as a rookie during the 2018 season. He struck out three batters in as many innings with one hit allowed and a pair of walks. The Friars scored the games only two runs in the bottom of the seventh and the bullpen helped secure the blanking of the Pirates 2-0 on Monday night in game one of a three-game series.
Austin Adams fanned three in the sixth and Drew Pomeranz K’d a pair in the eighth in solid relief outings.
The Pirates’ Tyler Anderson was nursing a no-hitter heading in to the seventh inning but Wil Myers managed to break it up with a single to right that pushed Manny Machado to third. Tommy Pham then executed a sacrifice fly to score Machado from third and Austin Nola’s double into the gap in deep center brought in Myers from second for the 2-0 lead.
Anderson finished with five K’s in 6 2⁄3 innings with three walks and the aforementioned two hits.
Game two is scheduled for another 7:10 p.m. Ryan Weathers (1-0, 0.55 ERA) will be on the mound and facing righty Mitch Keller (1-3, 8.20 ERA).