The Padres and Nationals played roughly a game and a half running from Sunday morning through the afternoon. San Diego closed out game two by a score of 10-4 before dropping a close 8-7 decision in the series finale at Nationals Park.
Game two was highlighted by the efficient batting of Tommy Pham, Manny Machado, and Fernando Tatis Jr. Pham went a perfect three-for-three at the plate with an RBI while Tatis (four-for-five) and Machado (three-for-four) each drove in a pair of runs, as well.
Starter Blake Snell struck out three with four walks and four runs allowed. Austin Adams also fanned three in his lone inning of work.
In game three, after falling behind 4-0 in the third inning, the Padres rallied to know the score at 7-7 heading into the bottom of the ninth on the back of three home runs hit by Machado, Eric Hosmer, and Jurickson Profar. The Nats’ Alcides Escobar knocked the walk-off single into deep center to keep Washington from being swept in their home stadium.
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Joe Musgrove, like Snell in game two, struck out three and allowed four runs.Drew Pomeranz and Emilio Pagan also struck out two.
The Friars are in Atlanta to begin the week with a three-game road trip. Game one is scheduled for 4:20 p.m. this evening.