Blake Snell looked like his early-season self in a refreshing performance on Thursday evening where he struck out eight and allowed just one run through six full innings. His pitching helped the Padres maintain the early 3-0 lead they built through the first five innings as they went on to survive over Seattle by a score of 3-2.
Seafood diet. #PadresWin #HungryForMore pic.twitter.com/amt8EcmwWp— San Diego Padres (@Padres) July 23, 2021
Jurickson Profar drove in two of the Padres’ three runs with the first coming in the second and the other coming two innings later in the fourth. He finished with a team-high two hits, as well. Manny Machado drove in the team’s final run of the night in the fifth on a sac fly to score Fernando Tatis Jr.
The Marlins used an eight-man bullpen effort in which six different pitchers recorded at least one strikeout.
Game two is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. this evening. Joe Musgrove (5-7, 3.14 ERA) will be on the mound opposite Seattle’s Zach Thompson (1.93 ERA).
Poetry in motion. pic.twitter.com/H8FucWHhL2— San Diego Padres (@Padres) July 23, 2021