Coming off of a series lose against the division rival San Francisco Giants, and AZ Snake Pit possibly(?)...maybe(?) starting a war with Zack Godley’s mother, the boys in Sedona Red needed to steal a win from Chris Paddack aka THE young stud in the division. That looked to be the case however Franmil Reyes sent those dreams packing.
Let us start out with the first two innings which were....boring. 6 up and 6 down with no real action happening. The third inning is where some life and action began.
Nick Ahmed and Carson Kelly were able to reach on singles to the right side with Carson Kelly getting a good pitch to hit off of the 3-1 count. Luke Weaver laid down a decent bunt that sadly Carson Kelly could not beat out. Jarrod Dyson reached on a fielder’s choice which scored the only run of the game and a Ketel Marte single brought Dyson to third. Eduardo Escobar flew out to Wil Myers on the first pitch from Chris Paddack. Austin Hedges was the only San Diego Padre to reach in the bottom of the inning.
The fourth inning continued the low levels of action as each team went 1-2-3. The Diamondbacks were able to get a runner on in the top of the 5th inning, however Carson Kelly grounded into a double play which ended any threat before it began. The Padres were 1-2-3 in the bottom of the inning with what we will call “an on-field delay” sprinkled in.
The sixth inning was the most eventful of the night. Ketel Marte was able to get on with a double which came off of a high and out of the center of the zone 91.6 mph fastball. David Peralta was nailed with a pitch however nothing could come about.
The San Diego Padres would take the lead with 2 outs. Austin Hedges struck out and Austin Allen grounded out. Greg Garcia was able to get a single to right which led to the human tank Franmil Reyes to come to the plate. Reyes corked a 87.5 mph cutter to center field. If you want to see some crazy stats, go to Baseball Savant and look at Reyes tracking data. A single and a strike out would end the inning and neither team would score the rest of the contest.
In the seventh inning, the D-Backs walked the bases loaded with only one out and sadly were stranded within the next two batters.
Positive: Alex Avila 11.8%
Negative: Jarrod Dyson -17%, Eduardo Escobar -14.6%, Christian Walker -10%, Blake Swihart -13.3%
San Diego Padres:
Positive: Adam Warren 16.9%, Chris Paddack 16.5%, Kirby Yates 15.1%, Craig Stamen 11.5%, Franmil Reyes 29.6%
Archie Bradley came in the game and did not blow it which is always
a surprise...nice. 1-2-3 for the Padres sent us to the eighth. The Diamondbacks were retired 1-2-3 once again. The Padres got two singles from Austin Hedges and Manuel Margot. A Greg Garcia looking K and a Franmil Reyes strike out essentially ended the eighth.
Kirby Yates replaced Craig Stammen where he was able to get Blake Swihart looking, Nick Ahmed to K on a foul tip and Carson Kelly to fly out to center field to end the game.
With 315 total comments and 25 commenters, I will continue with not giving a commenter of the game to one person and instead it will be a commenter wide award! Driving commentary and having great discussion about our favorite baseball team is what truly matters!