Pitching can make or break a game and Dinelson Lamet made Wednesday night’s match up against the Atlanta Braves one for the books. The righty led the Padres to their fifth season shutout on the way to a 6-0 victory to seal the series.
Lamet may have found his new lucky number. The Dominican pitcher tossed a career high 7-inning shutout in his seventh career start. He allowed just four hits and finished the night with eight strikeouts.
The Friars offense brought some serious heat. In the bottom of the third inning the Padres were up 1-0 when Wil Myers sent a two run homer 408 feet to the left field seats. That marked Myers’ 16th homerun on the season.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Hunter Renfroe had us feeling some Deja-vu when he sent a two run dinger of his own to center field. That was home run number 16 for Renfroe as well. He now has the fourth most homers among Big League rookies.
The Friars scored again in the seventh inning to take the series two games to one.
Next up the Padres will host their NL West rivals the Los Angeles Dodgers over the long holiday weekend. The first of three games against L.A. gets under way Friday evening at 7:10 p.m. PST at Petco Park.