For his first major-league hit, reliever Daniel Camarena joined the ranks of the Slam Diego elite and Trent Grisham knocked a walk-off single into right field to complete San Diego’s wild comeback from eight runs down to top the Nationals 9-8 on Thursday night at Petco Park. The victory gave the Friars a share of the series as they split two and two.
Anything can happen. #PadresWin #HungryForMore pic.twitter.com/qw6GkZP37f— San Diego Padres (@Padres) July 9, 2021
Yu Darvish unfrotunately had one of his worst outings as a Padre as the former Cubs ace allowed six runs in three innings while only striking out a pair. He was replaced by Camarena who allowed another two runs with just as many K’s. Mark Melancon got the win on the night.
Behind Camarena’s team-leading four RBIs, Fernando Tatis Jr. also had a pair of runs driven in. His solo home run got the Padres’ comeback started in the top of the fourth which didn’t end until seven runs later.
POV: You turn an 8-0 deficit into a 9-8 win to match the biggest comeback in #Padres history. pic.twitter.com/37vbZkGdwV— San Diego Padres (@Padres) July 9, 2021
Tommy Pham was able to knot the score at eight with a deep double to center field in the sixth.
Shortstop Trea Turner led the Nats with three RBIs, including a solo home run for the game’s first points and another one later in the fourth, while catcher Yan Gomes chipped in two.
Washington starter Max Scherzer went 3 2⁄3 innings before being pulled. He struck out seven but allowed just as many runs on five total hits.
The Padres will host the Rockies beginning tonight for a three-game series starting at 7:10 p.m.