(Apologies for last night’s game thread never going up. I scheduled it for an hour ahead of game time and woke up to the “published” page giving me an error I never saw which stopped it from from getting posted. Chorus has been shoddy as of late, as well.)
Dinelson Lamet made his second start of the season, and his first since leaving his season debut early on April 21, but was held to a pretty strict pitch count. After getting pulled with forearm tightness two weeks ago, Lamet was pulled after throwing 30 pitches in two scoreless innings with four hits allowed. Mitch Keller and the Pirates’ bullpen limited the Friars to just one run on four hits with Keller fanning five in just under six innings.
Ryan Weathers, the original starter for the evening, followed Lamet on the mound immediately gave up a run by way of back-to-back doubles to begin the third. He finished one of just three strikeouts on the night for San Diego.
The Padres entered the seventh down a pair of scores. Wil Myers began the inning with a base hit to right field and Austin Nola drove him home two batters later with a hit over the top of second into center.
Manny Machado is in the middle of a huge hitting slump, having gone 1-of-14 since the beginning of May and 3-for-27 since April 27. Although he didn’t start last night, Tatis isn’t faring much better as he’s currently 1-for-15 dating back to the start of the most-recent series against the Giants.
The Padres will try to close out the series with a win this evening. Opening pitch is scheduled for 5:10 p.m.. Yu Darvish (3-1, 2.13 ERA) and JT Brubaker (2-2, 2.63 ERA) are set to do battle.