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.
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.
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.