Tuesday, April 30, 2019
ATLANTA (AP) -- Franmil Reyes homered twice and drove in three runs, Eric Hosmer also went deep and rookie Chris Paddack turned in another impressive start, leading the San Diego Padres to a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.
Reyes homered on the 11th pitch of the game, followed by another
solo shot in the sixth to break a 2-2 tie. Two batters later, Hosmer drove one out to give the Padres a bit of insurance.
Paddack (2-1) went six innings, surrendering only a two-out, two-run single to Matt Joyce in the second. The right-hander gave up just four hits, walked one and struck out five.
In the first six starts of his career, Paddack has yet to surrender more than three runs while posting an ERA of 1.91.
Julio Teheran (2-4) became the ninth pitcher in Braves' franchise history to start 200 games, but he had no answer for Reyes. The San Diego right fielder also had a run-scoring double in the third.
The Padres were again without prized rookie Fernando Tatis Jr., who went on the injured list before the game with an ailing hamstring. Manny Machado made his first start of the season at shortstop, while Ty France is expected to hold down third base until Tatis returns to the lineup.
Reyes picked up the slack with his second multi-homer game in eight days, giving him eight homers on the season. He also went deep twice on April 23 against Seattle.
Craig Stammen gave up a run-scoring single to Ronald Acuna Jr. in the eighth, but Kirby Yates worked a scoreless ninth for his major league-leading 14th save in as many chances.