Padres Break Out the Bats. Beat Arizona 6-3.

Chris Ello's 3 Up 3 Down

Braden Surprenant
July 05, 2018 - 10:58 pm

The San Diego Padres had a much needed offensive performance Thursday night to secure a 6-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

They were able to get production from multiple players that have been unable to produce for most of the season. Wil Myers started the big offensive day for the Padres in the first inning with an RBI single that plated Carlos Asuaje. Austin Hedges would then go deep in the fifth inning, one that is still yet to land in the Arizona desert.

With a 2-1 lead in the sixth inning, the Padres added three more runs thanks to a Wil Myers triple, an error by Nick Ahmed and Freddy Galvis single.

Carlos Asuaje continued his great night at the plate with an RBI single to right field that scored Travis Jankowski. Asuaje would finish 2-for-2 with two runs scored, one RBI, two walks and a triple. A hot bat since being sent down to Triple-A El Paso in order to improve his offensive production. The trip to El Paso looks like it was a successful one.

Padres pitching was also stellar tonight. Eric Lauer started for the Padres and was able to pitch five strong innings. Over his five innings pitched he allowed only one run on seven hits, walking only two and striking out two. Lauer also added to his Major League leading eight pickoff of the year. The San Diego Padres pitching staff were able to keep red-hot Paul Goldschmidt hitless as he had an 0-for-5 day at the plate, striking out three times.

The Diamondbacks were able to make things interesting in the bottom of the eighth, with a Ketel Marte two run home run. Brad Hand was able to close the door on the potential comeback and record his twenty-forth save of the season.

A much needed win for the Padres as they try to climb out of the cellar in the National League. This season is not necessarily about wins and losses as much as it is about the development of the players. Tonight was another step in the right direction.