The Padres made brief work of Minnesota Friday to start their house stand, pounding the Twins 10-1.
Blake Snell benefitted from the largesse of his teammates, who hit 5 balls out of Petco Park to assist him to his third win on the season. The lefty gave up one run in six innings whereas placing out seven.
Luke Voit started the onslaught within the first with a two-run house run, adopted by a solo homers from Ha-Seong Kim within the second and Eric Hosmer within the fourth.
Already up 4-0, the Padres exploded for six within the fifth inning, and with two out as well. Manny Machado began off the scoring with a two-run homer, his seventeenth, to drive in Kim, who had singled.
Two batters later, Voit doubled in Jake Cronenworth, who additionally had singled. Eric Hosmer walked, organising Jorge Alfaro to hit the Friars’ second homer of the inning, a three-run blast.
“Hopefully, it’s the signal of one thing to return,” Melvin stated of his crew’s uncommon offensive outburst.
In the meantime, the crew is closing in on settlement with Joe Musgrove to increase his contract, in keeping with MLB.com, which quoted numerous sources putting the worth of the deal at roughly $100 million over 5 years.
The pitcher, an El Cajon native, has loved his style of house cooking, from throwing the Padres’ first-ever no-hitter final 12 months to enjoying in his first All-Star Recreation this season.
The Padres acquired him from the Pittsburgh Pirates previous to the 2021 season.
“I’d like to see it,” Melvin stated of the reported extension. ” … and so would all people in that room,” he added of the clubhouse.
Musgrove and Sean Manaea are set to begin for the Padres Saturday and Sunday.