SAN DIEGO – Two pitches, two home runs.
Fernando Tatis Jr. and Franmil Reyes set a fairly high pace to start the game on Monday. The rest of the Padres spent the night keeping up.
In their 8-1 win over the Orioles, the brothers met five homers and joined a franchise.
SAN DIEGO – Two pitches, two homeruns.
In their 8-1
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Manager Andy Green said.
No joke. It would have been impossible to do it better.
The Padres were not finished either.
"It feels great," Urias said. "It was hard. I have worked. … Obviously, I do not get the results I wanted in the few games I had. Tonight we did a pretty good job offensively.
Throughout sports, there was no shortage of home runs in 2019. But even for these conditions, the power display on Monday was impressive for the Padres. In their 16 seasons at Petco Park, they have completed only five home runs in five games – most recently on June 29 against the Cardinals.
Only once before had the Padres opened a game with back-to-to-back. Back home runs. This happened on April 13, 1987, when Marvell Wynne, Tony Gwynn and John Kruk joined successive Homer against Giants starter Jim Gott. This feat has only been achieved once in the past 15 seasons with the majors when Charlie Culberson and Ronald Acuna Jr. competed against the Marlins & # 39; Trevor Richards last August. Before that, the Phillies Jimmy Rollins and Placido Polanco were the last duo to make it in September 2004.
"It's amazing," said Tatis. "Creating that from the beginning of the game is just something special."
Tatis raided Orioles starter David Hess a fastball with 150 km / h and sent him to the left fielder – a 400-foot blast for his 18th Homer of the season. The rookie phenomenon had barely finished his superficial high-fives when Reyes tore off another Hess fastball in the middle.
"I was just trying to get out there and attack early and establish a presence of aggression," Hess said. "That bit me a bit in the butt."
Tatis and Reyes are two of the sport's rising young stars. Urias is the second most important club in the MLB pipeline and the presumed second baseman of the future in San Diego. Hosmer is in the second year of an eight-year deal that fits in well with the franchise's uptrend.
The Padres have not just reached a series of homeruns. But these Homer came from players who could play a prominent role in their long-term plans. Despite some recent problems, the long-term outlook remains positive and they were fully reported on Monday night.
"It was a good day," Urias said.
With such a beginning it was natural.
On his call earlier this month, Urias was key to second-base job. It could be for a decade or for 24 hours.
This is because Urias has recently been the subject of trading speculation, as the Padres have been linked to a number of the market's best starter jugs. That's only natural. Top Outlook MacKenzie Gore is not allowed, and it is unlikely that the No. 3 prospect Luis Patino will be relocated.
Thus, Urias remains the Padres' most obvious prospect of being employed in a deal for a Noah-Syndergaard arm. But sources said that nothing was imminent on Monday until Monday night.
When Urias sensed the effects of the trade rumors, he did not show it. He took a Hess fastball on the outside corner and flung him into the Petco porch, where he also completed his first home run last season.
"He's such a good batsman, and we know that," Green said. "It was a slow start. The first 20 bats he had came up here and they were sporadic. He was more consistent. You're just waiting for him to find his groove.
Paddack secures seventh victory
Green noted that starter Chris Paddack had "no chance" on Monday night, and Paddack later agreed.
If anything, that says a lot about what Paddack looks like when it's on.
The rookie right-hander was still sharp over 5 1/3 innings, beating five while allowing a run with three hits. He lowered his ERA to 2.78, and in six starts since he was sent to the Minors, that mark was 2.08.
Paddack also appreciated the early lead.
"Two pitches, two runs. Getting out there to start the second is a pretty good feeling, "Paddack said.
AJ Cassavell covers the Padres for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @ajcassavell .