After losing four of their first five games in the month of July, the Padres needed to dip into their reservoir of “Wil Power” in order to find the little extra juice necessary to come out with a 7-4 victory on Tuesday night over the Nationals at Petco Park.
Wil Myers opened the game’s scoring with a three-run bullet over the right field fence to give the Friars a comfortable 3-0 lead in the fourth. One inning later, that lead came and went as the Nats got their own three-run homer from left fielder Josh Harrison.
On the other side of the fifth, San Diego tacked on another three runs that started with a an RBI-single by Manny Machado to score Trent Grisham. Hosmer followed it with another RBI-single before Myers brought home his fourth run of the evening on a sac fly. Number four would top off the night’s scoring with an RBI-double in the seventh, bringing home Machado for the third time.
Ryan Weathers’ start was a little bumpier than usual as the youngster struck out just two and allowed four runs on seven hits. He was replaced in the sixth inning by Austin Adams who K’d two with a pair of walks. Emilio Pagan also struck out two and Mark Melancon recorded his 26th save of the season.
Game three of the four-game home stand will begin this evening at 6:10 p.m. Chris Paddack (4-5, 4.56 ERA) will be on the mound to face Patrick Corbin (5-7, 5.56 ERA).