The Padres rode a ninth-inning comeback to victory Thursday, to say two video games of the three-game set towards the Washington Nationals.
It wasn’t simple although, as they first surrendered a five-run inning to the Nationals, an assault that erased a 5-1 Padre benefit.
However Rougned Odor lifted his workforce once more, this workforce with two outs within the high of the ninth. He additionally took the burden off the bullpen, which had faltered within the seventh.
Jake Cronenworth and Juan Soto led off the ninth with singles, solely to have Xander Bogaerts and Matt Carpenter strike out. Odor, on a 1-0 depend, despatched an extended fly ball to the best subject nook off Nationals reliever Hunter Harvey to show the 6-5 deficit right into a 8-6 lead.
Cronenworth advised MLB.com, “what we did within the ninth inning, to come back again, string a bunch of high quality at-bats collectively – it’s one thing we simply must seize onto.”
The Padres, already down a 3rd baseman – Manny Machado, who’s eligible to come back off the injured record Friday, however seems to wish extra time for his fractured hand to heal – suffered one other scare Thursday, this time with Ha-Seong Kim.
Kim fouled a ball off his knee within the second inning and needed to depart the sport. Early indicators, although, in response to supervisor Bob Melvin, are constructive – X-rays didn’t present something important.
“It harm dangerous,” Kim advised MLB.com. “I’ll need to see how I really feel the subsequent day.”
The workforce now heads to New York to face the Yankees. Joe Musgrove will get the beginning Friday, adopted by Michael Wacha and Yu Darvish.