San Diego (AP) — San Diego gave the Pittsburgh Pirates several opportunities to stick, and Ke’Bryan Hayes finally paid for Padres.
Hayes fought a tight back all week, hitting a three-run homer from the major leagues, saving leader Taylor Rogers with one out in the ninth inning, and the Pirates defeated the Padres 4-2 on Saturday night.
This was the first time the Padres had lost in Joe Musgrove’s nine starts this season. A big right-handed man from the suburbs of Elkahon threw 6 innings against his previous team.
This was Rogers’ (0-1)’s second biggest save with 19 chances. Summoned to defend the 2-1 lead, he quickly struggled and allowed Michael Pérez’s double and Tucupita Marcano to walk. Rogers defeated Carmitchell, but served a center fielder in the first Hayes home run of the season.
“I felt good,” Hayes said. “I had never faced him before, so I was trying to raise the pitch in the zone and keep the line moving. Fortunately, I was able to hit it over the fence.”
Hayes said he hit the slider. “It didn’t really break. It stayed in the middle of the plate and went up a bit …. I wasn’t trying too crazy. He was winning 0-1 but he was 2. I didn’t really think about it because it looks a lot like the guy on the pitch, the guy on the heater slider. I’m just looking for something on the plate. “
Pirates were 0-24 after 8 innings.
“We did a lot well,” said manager Derek Shelton. “Obviously the last big hit. He’s leading the National League in save games and has something really elite. But they continued to be sharpened. We got out of some big jams. We performed some pitches and then some really good at bats in the 9th inning. “
Anthony Banda (1-0) escaped the base load jam with his eighth win, and David Bednar made a perfect ninth with his ninth save.
The Padres went 2-1 when Trent Grisham singled home Luke Voit with two outs in the seventh inning.
San Diego won each of Musgrove’s first eight starts. He kept the previous team to 1 run and 6 hits, hit 7 and walked 2.
The Padres continued to fight aggressively, leaving the base loaded three times and stranded the best 16 runners of the season. They played without Manny Machado, the star slugger who leads NL with a batting average of .357. He sat on his tennis elbow, where manager Bob Melvin said he had plagued Machado for several days.
Musgrove got out of the base load jam for the third time, but Pirates tied the game with two singles and a dribbler for the fourth time. With Josh VanMeter in 3rd and Jack Suwinski in 1st, Perez hit a one-out dribbler at the first baseline. Musgrove took the glove and scooped Austin Nola as a catcher, but Van Meter scored and Perez reached because of Nola’s slow error and Swinsky’s third place.
Boyt opened the seventh away from Dillon Peters and advanced on the ground out of Jake Cronenworth. Peters was hit by Cronenworth’s cambacker with his left foot and came out after playing for the first time. Boyt hit Chris Stratton with Grisham’s single.
Nora hit the second sacrifice fly. Padres loaded the base with two outs before Kim Ha-seong attacked.
Pirates left fielder Ben Gamel bounced Eric Hosmer’s home run off the fence and laid his back flat. Pittsburgh starter JT Brubaker raised his arms at the celebration.
Brubaker allowed unwinned runs and 6 hits in 5 innings. He hit three and walked two.
Pirates: Gamel got out of the game after taking second place in eighth place.
Padres: Melvin said he lobbyed Machado to play, but said, “This won’t get any better, so we need to calm down.” Machado is everyday.
The series concludes Sunday when Pirates RHP Roansy Contreras (1-0) opposes rookie LHP MacKenzie Gore (3-1, 2.06 ERA).
Ke’Bryan Hayes hits a three-run homer on the 9th, lifting the Pirates to the Padres 4-2
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