All-Star Wil Myers. It has a nice ring to it doesn’t it?
The Padres first baseman celebrated the announcement of his first All-Star appearance by promptly tying a career-high with four hits against Arizona Tuesday night.
Myers finished with three singles, a RBI triple, two runs scored and a partridge in a pear tree. Okay, I made the last one up.
Unfortunately, a Padres rally in the 9th inning fell short as Arizona hung on for a 7-5 victory.
Matt Kemp doubled in a run in the 3rd but wound up striking out to end the game with the tying runs on base.
The Padres right fielder was so upset when he swung and missed on a third strike from Brad Ziegler that he snapped his bat as he walked away from home plate.
Second baseman Ryan Schimpf got the late rally started with a solo shot to lead off the 9th.
Travis Jankowski was robbed of a base hit by third baseman Jake Lamb later that inning which would have helped the comeback.
Alexei Ramirez and Myers were able to provide base knocks to extend the game but ultimately the Padres came up short.
Arizona second baseman Jean Segura was just as important to the Diamondback’s offense as Myers was to San Diego. Segura connected for three hits and scored three times while raising his average to .318.
Rickie Weeks, Jr – the brother of injured Padres utility man Jemile Weeks – smashed a key three-run homer to help the Diamondbacks go up 4-2 and take control in the 3rd.
Poway’s Alex Dickerson started in left field to give Melvin Upton Jr a day off and added a RBI double.
Catcher Derek Norris sat out this game after getting dinged on the elbow late in Monday’s win in Arizona. He is expected back in the lineup on Wednesday.
Colin Rea opposes Shelby Miller in the series finale 6:40 p.m.
The Padres then head back to California to open a four-game set at Dodger Stadium Thursday with the All-Star break on the horizon.