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Mitchell and Yates Combine On 7-Hit Shutout!

Chris Ello's 3 Up 3 Down

Braden Surprenant
September 24, 2018 - 11:39 pm

Bryan Mitchell was only one out away from pitching the San Diego Padres first complete game shutout of the season. Unfortunately, with the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth inning in a 5-0 ballgame, Andy Green, made the switch to go with Kirby Yates. Yates threw four pitches and struck out Austin Slater to preserve the Padres 5-0 win over the San Francisco Giants.

Do not take anything away from Bryan Mitchell, however as he was sensational tonight on the mound for the Padres. Mitchell finished the game allowing no runs on seven hits, striking out seven and surrendering three walks. He kept Giants hitters off balance the entire night, and made people forget about the Bryan Mitchell everyone knew from the beginning of the season.

Offensively, the Padres got things started in the second inning when Manuel Margot knocked in Francisco Mejia on a nicely hit single to left field. Franmil Reyes would do the same thing in the third inning, this time singling to right field and scoring Wil Myers in the process. In the fourth inning, Jose Pirela hit a rocket line drive home run to left-center field that ended up landing 412’ from home plate. The Padres would then add two more runs in the sixth inning to make it a 5-0 game.

With the win on Monday night, the San Diego Padres solidify not losing 100 games on the season and actually move ahead of the Miami Marlins in the National League standings. The Padres look to continue their winning ways tomorrow night against the Giants at 7:15pm. Padres Pregame show will start at 6:00pm on your only home for Padres baseball, 97.3 The Fan.