ECM PADRES REPORT: OFFENSE COMES UP BIG IN SERIES WIN AGAINST BUCS

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Story by Liz Alper

Photo:  Another impressive outing for Dinelson Lamet; six innings, two hits, two runs, two walks and seven strikeouts.  Via @Padres on Twitter

July 29, 2017 (San Diego) - The Padres put in a lot of effort last night and are feeling pretty good about themselves (as they should) after a 3-2 come-from-behind win against the Pirates.  Now it was time for game two.  Ivan Nova started on the hill for Pittsburgh against Dinelson Lamet.

sThe Padres got a good head start.  Jose Pirela tripled in the first to score Manuel Margot and Hector Sanchez doubled to score Pirela and the Padres jumped out to a 2-0 lead out of the gate.

The Padres were looking like the Red Sox all game long.  Hunter Renfroe doubled in the fourth to score Cory Spangenberg to make it 3-0.

Margot continued to be a force as he homered in the fifth to make the score 4-0.

The Pirates started to mount a comeback in the seventh with David Freese’s single that scored Andrew McCutchen.  Francisco Cervelli grounded into a double play that allowed Josh Bell to score, but that was all the Bucs would get and the Padres took game two and the series with a 4-2 win.

The series finale is tomorrow at 1:40 p.m.  Bucs ace Gerrit Cole starts against Clayton Richard.

 


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