Wil Myers, Hunter Renfroe and Yangervis Solarte all homered in Friday night’s series opener against the Milwaukee Brewers. Their power at the plate took them into extra innings but the Brewers literally walked away with a 6-5 victory in the first of three games from Miller Park.
Myers set the bar high with a three run blast in the first inning and gave San Diego an early 3-0 lead. Keeping pace with the Padres 2016 all-star was Renfroe. The stand out rookie’s solo shot in the first inning was good for his 15th home run of the season.
The Brewers caught up with home runs of their own. A solo shot by Travis Shaw followed by a three run bomb by Keon Broxton had the score tied at four runs apiece after four innings.
Solarte did his part in the eighth inning with a home run to right field, his seventh of the year. But the Brewers were determined to continue this game of home run ping pong. Manny Piña went yard in Milwaukee’s half of the inning to tie the game again 5-5.
At this point every run scored from both teams was a result of a home run swing. This one would go into extra innings. In the tenth Eric Thames hit the walk off home run for Milwaukee.
Game two is set for Saturday at 1:10 p.m. PST at Miller Park.