SAN DIEGO ( Associated Press) — Colton Wong may have saved the game with his flashy glove. Luis Urius may have saved it with a clever slide into third base after Manny Machado’s tag.
Devin Williams certainly saved it, capping off a solid performance by the bullpen in the Milwaukee Brewers’ 2-1 win against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday.
It was the first time Williams, the 2020 NL Rookie of the Year and Reliever of the Year, pitched for three consecutive days. He threw a perfect ninth in two games to save his second and his fourth this season. Williams also finished ninth in a tie game on Monday, losing 3-2 to the Brewers in 10th.
The NL Central-leading Brewers are without star Josh Hader, who went on the family medical emergency list ahead of Monday night’s game to be with his pregnant wife.
“That’s what a unit does, is they lift each other up,” said manager Craig Counsell. “We’re missing Josh and a lot of people who have given some great things.”
Former Padres pitcher Luis Perdomo (1-0) took four outs to the relief of starter Aaron Ashby, and another former San Diego pitcher, Brad Boxberger, was dismissed in eighth.
Perdomo “got four outs for us and did it really well, went through the top of his order in the seventh and then the box played a great knock,” said Counsell. “And then Devin capped it off with a bunch of good pitches for three days in a row. He kept on making the pitch.”
Counsel and his staff spoke with Williams earlier in the day “and he said he liked it. I said ‘Okay, we’ll take it to the next step and go through your throwing schedule,’ and he’s on his throwing schedule.” Got more (convinced) after and today was a good day to go for it and it worked out well.”
Rowdy Tellez doubled to bring U Darvish into a tying run in the seventh inning and Tyrone Taylor followed with a sacrificial fly.
The Dervishes (4-2) did a great job catching Milwaukee in one hit through six innings, but the Brewers eventually broke through in the seventh with two hits, a walk and a sacrificial fly.
Ureas, another former Padres player, made a leadoff walk and finished third with a single from Andrew McCutchen, sliding headfirst and touching first base just before Machado’s tag. The Padres challenged, but the play was kept up. Tellez then doubles up and Taylor hits his sack fly to chase Darvish.
That blast made Perdomo the winner and got Ashby off the hook for a loss against one of his uncle’s former teams.
The Padres unearthed an unearned run against Ashby, whose uncle Andy watched from the second row near the Padres dugout and stood applause when his nephew was removed in the sixth with two outs. Andy Ashby pitched for the Padres from 1993–99 and then briefly in 2004.
Aaron Ashby allowed four hits with three going five and three.
“It was great to have her here. My whole family is out now,” Ashby said. “It’s a real fun time. It is here that he spent a lot of time in his career and spent a lot of successful time in his career. So being able to come back here and pitch is something I’ve been waiting for a long time and it’s good. ,
Counsel said Ashby was “in control. He lost a little bit of command to some of the hitters in the third, but other than that it was really good stuff. He had every pitch working.”
Austin Nola went on from fifth and Jake Cronenworth hit a single each. Third baseman Jess Peterson booted Manny Machado’s grounder for an error loading the base, and Jurikson Prof’s grounder was brought to NOLA.
Darvesh allowed two runs and three hits in 6 2/3 innings, scored seven runs and scored two runs.
Second baseman Wong played brilliantly on Machado’s grounder in the seventh. He dove to his right to snag the ball and in the same motion flipped it back to Ureas, shortstop, with his glove on to force Cronenworth.
Wong, a Gold Glove Award winner with the St., said, “Luckily I was able to catch it, catch it and I had it on the right side of my glove, where I felt I controlled the flip and I did a great flip.” is.” Louis in 2019 and 2020.
Urias said: “Honestly, I think it saves the game. Maybe we would have had men third and first and it wouldn’t have been the same situation. Obviously it was great. It was sick.”
Brewers: LHP Eric Lauer (4-1, 2.16) will face RHP Adam Wainwright (5-3, 2.87) in the first match of a four-game series in St.
Padres: LHP Sean Manea (2-3, 4.04) is set to go against Pittsburgh in the first match of a three-match series starting Friday night with Jose Quintana (1-2, 2.43).
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