Will Myers hit a three-run homer and five RBIs, and Manny Machado celebrated his 29th birthday with three hits and three runs for the San Diego Padres, who beat the Washington Nationals 7–4
SAN DIEGO — A night after hitting the home race at 116 mph, San Diego Padres All-Star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. showed his cannon hand.
Tatis voted to start the All-Star Game in Denver the following week on a 96 mph relay throw to Starlin Castro on the plate in the second inning, a defensive attraction of the night that would otherwise have been taken from San Diego’s offense. was related. In a 7-4 win against the Nationals.
Will Myers hit a three-run homer and had five RBIs, and Manny Machado celebrated his 29th birthday with three hits and three runs.
Castro tried to score a double from Yan Gomes in the left-field corner. Jurikson Profer fielded the ball and threw it to Tatis, who was lined up on the outfield grass, and fired a one-hopper to Victor Caratini to get to Castro.
“The great thing about those guys is that they are such pace plays, and they can move one way or another,” manager Jayce Tingler said. “For us to execute that right – Proffer gets it, gets it to Tatis and throws it. Very nice long hop where Victor can handle it and tag, and it just spins the pace. “
Tingler said it gave rookie left-hander Ryan Vaders “the confidence to get back in the zone and go. It’s nice to see everyone pick everyone up. We needed it today.”
Castro tried to score a double from Yan Gomes in the left-field corner. The Jurikson prof fielded the ball and threw it to Tatis, who was lined up on the outfield grass, and fired a one-hopper to Victor Caratini to get to Castro.
“Obviously it’s a game-changer,” Weathers said. “It’s good to be out any way and it’s great to be out like this. I was getting back up so I got to see everything happen.”
When asked to estimate the pace of Tatis’ throw, Vaders said: “Tough.”
Myers held on to right-centre Eric Fedde (4-5) in the fourth inning to lead 3–0 without an outside. It was his 10th. Machado was on the leadoff double and Eric Hosmer on the single.
“The right-center home run was big,” said right-hander Myers. “It’s definitely something that’s important to me when I’m going well, that’s what I’m doing.”
Josh Harrison tied it with a three-run homer straight into the center field of the Weathers, with no dismissals in his fifth, fifth. Starlin Castro was in the leadoff single and Yann Gomes on the double.
The Padres chased down Fedde in the fifth match of three runs. Trent Grisham hit a leadoff single and All-Star Jake Cronenworth took one out. Machado sang at Grisham and that was for Fedde. Sam Clay comes on, Eric Hosmer’s RBI single and Myers’ sacrifice lets fly.
Machado doubled in the seventh with an out and Myers scored on the double.
Vaders (4-2) was trying to go six innings for the first time, but got the hook after All-Star Juan Soto’s single homer allowed a dismissal in the sixth, giving the Padres a 6-4 lead Gone. Vaders conceded four runs and seven hits, one of two hits and none.
All-Star Mark Melanchon took a perfect ninth for his 26th save in 30 chances.
Nationals LHP Patrick Corbin (5-7, 5.56 ERA) and Padres’ RHP Chris Paddack (4-5, 4.56) are set to play the third game of the four-match series starting Wednesday night.
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