Cronenworth hits for cycle as Padres rating 24 in win over Nationals
| July 16, 2021, 11:50 PM
WASHINGTON — Jake Cronenworth hit for his first profession cycle, Wil Myers had a grand slam and a two-run shot and the San Diego Padres set a franchise report for runs in a 24-8 blowout of the Washington Nationals on Friday night time.
The Padres, who completed the primary half by shedding two of three to the Rockies, had 22 hits towards seven pitchers. San Diego scored in each inning besides the seventh because the Nationals allowed probably the most runs because the franchise moved to Washington in 2005 and tied for probably the most in D.C. historical past.
“That was simply as relentless up and down the lineup I’ve seen our crew,” Padres supervisor Jayce Tingler stated. “The self-discipline within the zone, simply the grinding means, making them come to the zone, shedding pitches out of the zone. That, for an prolonged time frame was as nasty as I’ve seen our group.”
Cronenworth had a two-run double within the second, an RBI triple within the third, a solo homer within the fifth and an infield single towards the shift within the sixth. Jurickson Profar changed him at second base within the backside of the seventh.
“Simply tried to place one thing in play laborious,” Cronenworth stated of his at-bat within the sixth. “I do know I did not put it in play laborious, however I put in play and … some luck concerned and I suppose that is how you place that one collectively.”
Cronenworth stated he twice fell a single in need of the cycle whereas within the minors.
Myers hit a grand slam to cap a seven-run second inning, and added a two-run homer within the sixth and an RBI single within the eighth.
Tommy Pham had 4 hits, together with a homer, and scored 5 runs, and Jorge Mateo homered.
Padres starter Chris Paddack (5-6) allowed 4 runs in 5 innings.
Juan Soto had 4 hits, together with two residence runs, and Gerardo Parra had a three-run homer for Washington, which has misplaced 5 straight and 10 of 12.
Erick Fedde (4-7) allowed six runs in 1 1/3 innings.
Washington was with out infielder Starlin Castro, who was positioned on administrative go away Friday by Main League Baseball underneath its home violence, sexual assault and little one abuse coverage.
“You understand what, at present was only a tough day all the way in which round,” Nationals supervisor Dave Martinez stated. “I will go residence, shake this one off and be able to play tomorrow.”
Cronenworth’s cycle was the third in Padres historical past, following Matt Kemp (2015) and Myers (2017). Charlie Blackmon of the Rockies (2018) is the one different participant to hit for the cycle towards the Nationals (2005-present).
Padres: Positioned rookie LHP Ryan Weathers on the 10-day injured record, retroactive to July 13, with proper ankle irritation. Weathers was injured Sunday towards the Rockies.
Nationals: Signed C Rene Rivera. The 37-year-old hit .236 with two homers and 9 RBIs in 21 video games with Cleveland this season. … C Jackson Reetz was optioned to Triple-A Rochester. ? INF Jordy Mercer (strained proper quad) was reinstated from the 10-day injured record.
Padres: Weathers, who suffered bruising at the back of the ankle, had been in a strolling boot, however has since thrown with out it. … RHP Yu Darvish (left hip irritation) is progressing and Tingler stated the plan is for Darvish to start out Monday at Atlanta. … C Austin Nola (left knee sprain) caught 5 innings in a rehab begin with Triple-A El Paso on Thursday.
Nationals: CF Victor Robles left the sport within the second inning on account of dizziness, in keeping with Martinez. with an obvious sickness. … C Alex Avila (bilateral calf strains) took batting observe on Friday. Martinez stated he is near getting back from the 10-day IL.
Padres left-hander Blake Snell (3-3, 4.99 ERA) makes his first profession begin at Nationals Park. He received his solely earlier begin towards Washington in 2018 whereas with Tampa Bay, permitting one hit in seven innings. Nationals left-hander Patrick Corbin (6-7, 5.40) beat the Padres in his final begin, on July 7 in San Diego.