Monday, May 29, 2023

Kim, Myers lead Padres hit barrage in 11-6 win over Braves

ATLANTA ( Associated Press) – Ha-seong Kim hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning of Will Smith, Will Myers finished sixth against Max Fried and the San Diego Padres beat the Atlanta Braves 11-6 on Friday night.

Kim homed for the fourth time after Eric Hosmer and Myers singled out against Smith (0–1) to draw 7–6. Myers added a sacrificial fly in the ninth to make it 8-6. His 421-foot single shot in sixth place gave San Diego a 4-2 lead.

Kim, Hosmer and Myers each had three hits as San Diego tied a season high with 16 of them.

Three runs from Trent Grisham in the ninth, pinch-hit double took the lead 11-6.

The Braves erased a two-run deficit with the sixth of four runs, including four with two outs – the first came after OG Albiz doubled and when Myers charged from right field and Adam Duvall’s short fly. dropped it.

Myers was not charged with an error, and a single by William Contreras chased Padres starter Yu Darvish, setting the stage for Dansby Swanson’s third homer of the season, a 436-foot shot from Robert Suarez who The left landed in the center seats and gave the Braves a 6-4 lead.

Fried started the game with 42 wins as he became a full-time starter in 2019, the most in the NL in that period. The lefty conceded four runs and nine hits in six innings. Darvesh allowed five runs and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings.

The defending World Series champion Braves fell 3–18 when opponents scored first. Contreras’ fourth homer, a single shot to center that traveled 417 feet, made it 1-all in the third.

Atlanta dropped to 15-18. The Padres improved to 21-12.

Taylor Rogers recorded the last four outs for his 13th save on 14 occasions this year. Luis García (1-2) scored the seventh.

The Braves reduced the lead in fifth to 3-2 on an RBI single from Swanson.

Hosmer’s two-run single lifted the Padres 3-1 at the top of the fifth. San Diego took a 1–0 lead in a sacrificial fly from the third Jose Ajocar.

big-time throw

Proffer threw Travis Demerit over the plate to end first as Demerit tried to score from second. Proffer, who picked up a single from Marcel Ozuna and threw a one-hopper to Nola, brought his total to six assists, the most among left fielders.

going strong

Hosmer scored 3 for 5 to raise his average by 10 points to .377, the best among the majors. Hosmer was only behind Machado in batting average before the game. Machado scored 0 for 4 … Demerit batted in the lead-off and scored 3 for 3 to increase his average of 43 points to .314.

instructor room

Padres: With third base coach Matt Williams in the COVID-19 protocol, first base coach David Macias dropped to third and batting practice coach Morgan Burkhart took over first. Quality Control Coach Ryan Flaherty took over as Bench Coach. Ryan Christensen is the executive manager while Bob Melvin recovers from prostate surgery. The Padres said on Friday that no signs of cancer were found in Melvin’s operation.

Brave: RF Ronald Acua Jr. misses out on his second straight game with back pain. Manager Brian Snitker said Acuna is day to day and will likely return to the lineup on Saturday.


San Diego will send out LHP Sean Manea (2-3, 3.75 ERA) for his seventh start as the teams play the second game of the three-match series on Saturday. The Braves will face RHP Charlie Morton (2-3, 5.65), who will make his seventh start.


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