PHOENIX (AP) — Fernando Tatis Jr. took about a notice swings and stepped into the batter’s field with his traditional slouch. He had one idea running through his head as he returned to San Diego’s lineup.
“Win them keep in mind why they ignored you,” he acknowledged grinning.
The 22-yr-feeble All-Distinguished person certainly executed that aim with a stellar return from the injured checklist, slugging two homers, driving in four runs and leading the Padres to an 8-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Jake Cronenworth also went deep, helping San Diego finish a four-game losing creep.
Playing staunch field for the first time in his expert profession and batting leadoff, Tatis ripped a double down the third-irascible line to begin the game.
He hit his first homer of the afternoon in the third — a towering solo shot that cleared the wall in left. His 33rd homer came in the fifth and used to be extra of a low liner, nevertheless cleared the wall in roughly the identical instruct and gave the Padres a 2-1 lead.
“Fernando being Fernando,” Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer acknowledged. “It by no methodology ceases to amaze any of us.”
It used to be Tatis’ fifth multihomer game this season and No. 8 for his profession.
Cronenworth’s two-bustle shot later in the fifth pushed San Diego forward 4-1. It used to be his 17th of the season.
Tatis added a bases-loaded single in the eighth that introduced dwelling Victor Caratini and Trent Grisham. Tatis had been on the injured checklist since July 31 after partly dislocating his left shoulder for the third time this season.
The electrifying large title in overall performs shortstop, nevertheless the Padres determined to transfer him to the outfield for the time being. The hope is there’s less probability he’ll obtain injure, allowing him to defend in the lineup for the remainder of the season.
He wasn’t challenged much in the outfield on Sunday nevertheless made about a routine catches.
“It used to be moderately relax,” Tatis acknowledged.
The return of Tatis is a large enhance for the Padres, who non-public 15 gamers on the injured checklist and non-public taken a nosedive in the NL West standings. They aloof engage the 2d NL wild-card instruct in the playoff slide, nevertheless are feeling stress from the charging Reds, Phillies and Braves.
San Diego’s season arguably reached its nadir the day sooner than on Saturday, when rookie pitcher Tyler Gilbert threw a no-hitter in his first profession begin against the Padres.
Hosmer acknowledged the crew had a meeting after the embarrassing loss, hoping that a chat may per chance per chance per chance wait on them refocus for the remaining piece of the season. For one game, it looked to work.
“Usually in the season, you obtain lost in what’s going on,” Hosmer acknowledged. “It’s such a prolonged, grueling season, it may per chance maybe frequently beat you down.”
Craig Stammen used to be the starting pitcher for the Padres in a bullpen game. He pitched two scoreless innings, giving up two hits. Reiss Knehr (1-0) got the win after giving up one bustle in two innings.
Zac Gallen (1-7) started for the Diamondbacks and surrendered four runs over five innings.
The staunch-hander used to be certainly one of the most higher pitchers in the Nationwide League in 2020, finishing ninth in the league’s Cy Young Award voting, nevertheless the 26-yr-feeble has struggled for plenty of this season. He has a 5.03 ERA.
“There had been some refined outings,” Diamondbacks supervisor Torey Lovullo acknowledged.
Arizona’s Josh Rojas hit a solo homer in the fifth. It used to be his 11th of the season.
Padres: Positioned RHP Yu Darvish on the 10-day injured checklist with lower encourage tightness, retroactive to Friday. Knehr used to be promoted from Triple-A El Paso. … To assemble room for Tatis on the roster, the Padres optioned OF Brian O’Grady to Triple-A.
Diamondbacks: Positioned RHP Merrill Kelly and LHP Joe Mantiply on the COVID-19 injured checklist. Called up LHP Miguel Aguilar and RHP Sean Poppen from Triple-A Reno.
The Padres seek the advice of with Colorado on Monday. RHP Antonio Senzatela (2-9, 4.71 ERA) is slated to begin for the Rockies. The Padres haven’t announced a starter.
The Diamondbacks are off Monday sooner than hosting a three-game sequence against the Philadelphia Phillies starting Tuesday. RHP Kyle Gibson (2-1, 3.18 ERA) begins for the Phillies. The Diamondbacks haven’t announced a starter.
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