Griffin Canning Versus Blake Snell
Griffin Canning got two strikeouts in the first inning. Sandwiched in between he gave up three singles in a row and then a wild pitch scored one runner. He also gave up a four pitch walk to Roughned Odor to load the bases for the second time in the inning before finally getting the third out. Maybe he doesn’t want to be the sixth starter after all. Blake Snell also got a couple of strikeouts. It was 1-0 Padres after the first.
The second inning went a little smoother as the Padres went three up three down. Hunter Renfroe singled and then Blake Snell threw a wild pitch. The next three Angels went down in order though.
In the third, Taylor Ward committed a fielding error to allow Fernando Tatis Jr. to reach base safely. Matt Carpenter then got his second single of the day and Tatis Jr. scored. Two Angels grounded out and Luis Rengifo singled. Brandon Drury lined out to left. It was 2-0 Padres after the third.
David Calabrese came in to replace Taylor Ward in the fourth inning. Jose Azocar singled but was caught stealing by Chad Wallach. A couple of other guys made outs so the score remained the same. The Angels didn’t score in the fourth.
Griffin Canning did strike out four.
Aaron Loup came in to replace Canning in the fifth inning and gave up a homer to Fernando Tatis Jr. The Angels went three up three down. 3-0 Padres.
Loup started off the sixth inning by hitting a batter. After Roughned Odor hit into a force out, Austin Warren came in to pitch. He gave up a single to Tim Lopes. He got out of the inning without giving up another run. First pitch swinging Luis Rengifo hit a fly ball out to center field. Brandon Drury lined out to center. Osmy Gregorio struck out.
Jose Quijada came in to pitch the seventh inning and did fine. The Angels, in turn, went three up three down again.
Ben Joyce pitched the eighth inning and gave up a first pitch single. He also walked a guy but other than that got out of the inning without much trouble. David Calabrese hit a double but nothing else happened in the bottom of the eighth.
The Padres made three quick outs. Jordyn Adams got a two out single then Adrian Placencia popped out to end the game..
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