If the Padres are going to play like this in their City Connect jerseys, they should probably wear them more often than any Friday night home game.
San Diego took their new sons to the court for the first time on Friday night and edged the Giants in a 6-3 win at Petco Park. One thing is certain: Manny Machado is mint macho.
Shortly after 4:00 a.m., Machado found out he had been voted the National League starter in the All-Star Game. To celebrate, he hit the first pitch he saw from Sam Long into 2nd deck in left field, a 433-foot blast that brought in Ha-Seong Kim and Jake Cronenworth and gave the Brothers a 3-foot lead. -0 after just three batters.
On the mound, Blake Snell was dominant. The southpaw appears to have put his early-season struggles behind him, going 6.0 innings and allowing just one run on three hits with 11 strikeouts for his first win of the season.
Nomar Mazara only entered the game in the 6th round but had a huge impact. He batted for Matt Batten, got two at bats and delivered a pair of RBI singles. After Snell’s departure, Nick Martinez completed the last three innings. He gave up a home run to Brandon Belt in the 9th, but the Giants couldn’t get close.
The Brothers can secure a win in their 4-game series against San Francisco…and drop the Giants under .500 on the season…Saturday afternoon when Yu Darvish takes the mound against Carlos Rodon.
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