Padres Rally Late to Beat Rangers

Padres 3-2 winners over Texas

Braden Surprenant
June 26, 2018 - 11:08 pm

Arlington, Texas -- With the Padres trailing 2-0 in the top of the eighth and runners on the corners, Wil Myers stepped into the box to try to get his team on the board. As he was taking his practice swings he looked up at the video board at Globe Life Park to see himself and a graphic that showed his stats this season against a left handed pitcher. Myers has been on the disabled list for a lengthy period this season so sample size, but it read, .100/.217/.100 with ten strikeouts. Myers facial reaction to the stat he read was alarming to say the least, as he crinkled his lips and raised his eyebrows in painful disbelief. Next pitch Myers tattooed down the left field line scoring Travis Jankowski, and advancing Eric Hosmer to third.

Christian Villanueva then pinch hit for Corey Spangenberg, successfully bringing in Hosmer on a sacrifice fly to tie the game at 2-2. Hunter Renfroe gave the Padres the lead with a two out double to left that plated Wil Myers.

Kirby Yates came on in the bottom half of the inning, and pitched like the 0.82 ERA Kirby, Padres fans have come to love as he struck out the side.

Brad Hand came on in the ninth inning and after getting th first two batters out he ran into a little trouble. Sin Soo-Choo extended his streak of reaching base safely to 39 straight games, with two outs in the ninth. After an Elvis Andrus single to put the tying run on second base, Hand worked out of a jam to get Nomar Mazara to pop up and give Hand his 22nd save of the season for the Padres.

Despite Tyson Ross giving up two runs Tuesday evening, he pitched well enough to be rewarded a win in the stat book. Ross finished Tuesday night with six innings pitched, allowing two runs on five hits, including two home runs, striking out five and walking three.

The starter for the Rangers also pitched well tonight, pitching five innings of shutout ball, striking out six and walking four. Matt Strahm for the Padres gets the win (2-2), and Jake Diekman is charged with the loss (1-1).

Padres, looking to win the rubber match tomorrow, will send out Clayton Richard (7-6). The Rangers starter for tomorrow is Mike Monor (5-4).