What started off as a shaky homestand for the Padres ended in victory as the Friars won the series against the Diamondbacks two games to one with a 4-1 victory Thursday night. On the mound for San Diego in game three was Clayton Richard. The lefty was explosive on the hill with a season high of eight strike outs and one allowed run through 6 and 2/3 innings.
First baseman Wil Myers got things started on the right foot for the Padres with a solo homerun in the top of the first inning to give San Diego an early 1-0 lead. That was Myers’ fourth homerun of the season. He currently leads the MLB in hits with 25.
The Friars offense also continued to shine. In the bottom of the fifth inning shortstop Erick Aybar was at it at again with a double to left field to score infielder Yangervis Solarte and catcher Austin Hedges. With that the Padres took a two run lead over Arizona.
To close out a great night at Petco Park, Hedges fired a solo homer to the left field seats in the bottom of the seventh inning for his third homerun of the season.
The Padres continue the latter part of their homestand with the first of three games against the Miami Marlins on Friday night at 7:10 p.m. PST.