Frying the Fish - Padres End May on a High
The Padres currently sit in last place in the NL West with a record of 25-33. The team posted a 15-13 record in the month of May and ended the month taking three out of four from the Miami Marlins.
In the first game of the series, the Padres were haunted by former Padre Cameron Maybin who went 3-4 with two RBI’s. The Padres got behind the 8-ball early falling behind 4-0 in the first inning. Miami never looked back, en route to a 7-2 win. San Diego bounced back on Tuesday however as Franmil Reyes hit his third home run of the season.
The Padres jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning following an Eric Hosmer two run single and Raffy Lopez RBI single. Miami scored four in the 6th to take the lead but in the bottom of the inning Franmil Reyes hit his third home run of the season to put the Padres back on top 5-4. The Friars added three more in the 9th and held on in the bottom of the inning for the 9-5 victory.
On Wednesday night, the Padres found themselves down 2-1 in the bottom of the 9th when Reyes led of the inning with a walk. Two batters later Freddy Galvis doubled to put runners on second and third with one out and then Manny Margot was intentionally walked.
Hunter Renfroe hit a ground ball to third base that Miguel Rojas double clutched and wound up making an errant throw to first base. Both the tying and winning runs scored as the Padres walked off with a 3-2 win.
On Thursday, Christian Villanueva hit his 15th home run of the year, putting him in solo second place in the NL home run leaderboard as San Diego won 8-3. Eric Hosmer went 3-4 with 3 RBI’s and Jordan Lyles pitched 7 innings giving up just 2 runs on 6 hits while striking out 7.
The Friars will now face the struggling Cincinnati Reds in a three game series this weekend at Petco. Walker Lockett will make his big league debut on Friday and Eric Lauer (1-3, 7.67 ERA) is expecting to get the ball on Saturday.