We started to feel the déjà vu coming on, then the Padres bats came to life Wednesday night!
Three different Friars homered in the third game of the series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. San Diego notched its first win in five games with an 8-5 victory.
The shift started in the top of the fourth inning. The Diamondbacks had a 4-0 lead when shortstop Erik Aybar sent a homerun to right field to put the Padres on the board. A few batters later, Trevor Cahill, who was also on the mound for San Diego, helped his own cause when he sent one to deep right field to score Jabari Blash for the team’s second run of the night.
You’ve seen his name a lot this season already and we’ll be talking about Hunter Renfroe for quite some time. The Padres were trailing by three runs in the sixth inning when the outfielder notched his fifth home run of the season. His solo shot to left center field to put San Diego within reach 5-3.
It took a few more innings but the Padres weren’t giving up without a fight. In the top of the ninth inning, infielder Ryan Schimpf blasted a three run homer and gave the Friars a one run advantage and their first lead of the game.
That was the momentum they needed. Infielder Yangervis Solarte stepped up to face former Padres closer Fernando Rodney and sent a two run double to right center field to give his team some insurance. It looks like the premium paid off because the Padres broke their four game losing streak.
The Padres will close out the series against the Diamondbacks on Thursday night at 6:40 p.m. PST at Chase Field.