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Series Recap: Padres vs Diamondbacks

After a short, two day, two game series, the Padres and Diamondbacks are done playing each other until late June. The two split the series, with the Diamondbacks taking game one by a score of five to one, and the shorthanded Padres dominated the second game winning twelve to three. In the Diamondbacks win, they only gave up four hits, all against starting pitcher Merrill Kelley, who also recorded five strikeouts through six innings. Padres pitcher Chris Paddack struggled giving up six hits and three runs in less than six innings. Game two of the series started off terribly for the Padres. Their starting pitcher, Ryan Weathers, left the game after just one inning with a left elbow injury. Padres outfielder Will Myers was a late scratch and replaced by Jorge Mateo due to Covid protocols. However Myers was later cleared to play and ended up pinch hitting an RBI single in the 8th. The Diamondbacks hot pitching run ended in the 6th inning when the Padres batted in six runs to go up six to two, countering the Diamondbacks’ early two to nothing lead. Once the Padres got the bats going they didn’t stop, scoring three runs in the 8th inning and two in the 9th. The Padres totaled twelve total hits in the game, three times as many as they did the night before. Going forwards, the Padres will be heading home for an important three game series vs the San Francisco Giants, and the Diamondbacks begin a four game home series against the struggling Colorado Rockies later tonight.

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