The Tampa Bay Rays lastly fell in San Diego, although they did not dwell an excessive amount of on their loss.
It is exhausting to be down when the remainder of their street journey was good.
“If you go 5-1 on the road you have to be happy with that,” the Rays’ Tommy Pham stated. “Now we have to take that same effort home and play some great baseball.”
Cal Quantrill contributed along with his arm and bat because the Padres beat Tampa Bay for the primary time in over 9 years, topping the Rays 7-2 on Wednesday.
San Diego had misplaced 9 in a row to the Rays general since June 23, 2010, in an interleague matchup that hasn’t occurred too usually.
The Padres additionally posted their first dwelling win over Tampa Bay — they have been 0-Three towards the Rays in 2004 when Petco Park opened, and had dropped the primary two video games of this collection.
“These are two teams that don’t see much of each other, so overall I’m really pleased with the way we played,” Rays supervisor Kevin Money stated. “Going 5-1 on the road is the kind of ball we expect to play.”
Eric Hosmer homered to assist San Diego cease a three-game dropping streak. Tampa Bay had gained 5 in row, together with 9 straight on the street.
“We still believe this team has a chance at the postseason,” Hosmer stated of the Padres, who’ve upcoming collection towards Philadelphia and Cincinnati. “Now we’re going up against teams where it matters and that kind of gets us all fired up.”
Quantrill (6-3) gave up a two-run homer to Pham within the first inning, however little else earlier than leaving with one out within the sixth. He allowed three hits and walked one, putting out six.
Padres supervisor Andy Inexperienced praised the way in which his starter bounced again from the poor starting of the sport.
“The whole thing about was just incredibly impressive,” Inexperienced stated. “A lot of young pitchers would have just lost it at that point. But he didn’t yield. He was just a bulldog on the mound and kept fighting.”
Quantrill is 4-1 with a 1.32 ERA for the reason that All-Star break. The rookie additionally had his first main league hit and RBI with a single to proper within the second inning.
“I was just OK today,” Quantrill stated. “Those first 12 pitches of the game certainly were not the way I wanted to start, but I managed to keep the ball in the strike zone and fight through it. That team makes you throw strikes and I was able to battle with them and get the job done.”
Rays starter Jalen Beeks (5-2) allowed 5 runs on eight hits in 5 innings.
The Padres scored twice on 4 hits within the fourth to interrupt a 2-2 tie. Luis Urias, who has six RBIs within the final two video games, doubled and Hosmer hit his 18th homer within the fifth.
Rays: OF Avisail Garcia (proper indirect pressure) was positioned on the 10-day injured checklist. The Padres recalled RHP Jose De Leon from Triple-A Durham. DeLeon pitched two innings Wednesday, permitting one run.
Padres: SS Fernando Tatis Jr. didn’t play after leaving Tuesday’s sport with decrease again spasms. The Padres hope he can play Friday within the collection opener at Philadelphia.
Rays: After an off day Thursday, RHP Charlie Morton (13-4, 2.90 ERA) is predicted to begin because the Rays start a six-game homestand Friday towards Detroit. Morton has the third-best ERA amongst AL beginning pitchers, however he has allowed 4 or extra in three of his final 5 begins.
Padres: After an off day Thursday, RHP Chris Paddack (7-5, 3.26 ERA) is predicted to begin for the Padres after they start a six-game street journey Friday in Philadelphia. Paddock had no-decisions in his earlier two begins whereas permitting 9 earned runs in 10 innings.