Reyes, Paddack lead Padres to 4-3 win over Braves
ATLANTA (AP) — Franmil Reyes homered twice and drove in three runs, Eric Hosmer also went deep and rookie Chris Paddack turned in another impressive start, leading the San Diego Padres to a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.
Reyes homered on the 11th pitch of the game, followed by another solo shot in the sixth to break a 2-2 tie. Two batters later, Hosmer drove one out to give the Padres a bit of insurance.
Paddack (2-1) went six innings, surrendering only a two-out, two-run single to Matt Joyce in the second. The right-hander gave up just four hits, walked one and struck out five.
In the first six starts of his career, Paddack has yet to surrender more than three runs while posting an ERA of 1.91.
Julio Teheran (2-4) became the ninth pitcher in Braves’ franchise history to start 200 games, but he had no answer for Reyes. The San Diego right fielder also had a run-scoring double in the third.
The Padres were again without prized rookie Fernando Tatis Jr., who went on the injured list before the game with an ailing hamstring. Manny Machado made his first start of the season at shortstop, while Ty France is expected to hold down third base until Tatis returns to the lineup.
Reyes picked up the slack with his second multi-homer game in eight days, giving him eight homers on the season. He also went deep twice on April 23 against Seattle.
Padres: Tatis went on the 10-day injured list, but he’s expected to be out longer with a strained left hamstring. The rookie phenom was hurt Sunday when he did an awkward-looking split while trying to stretch for a throw at second base at Washington. After missing Monday’s game at Atlanta, Tatis underwent an MRI that showed no structural damage but indicated a recovery period that manager Andy Green described as “weeks.” RHP Phil Maton was recalled from Triple-A El Paso to fill Tatis’ spot on the roster, at least in the short term.
Braves: 3B Josh Donaldson was a late scratch because of right calf soreness, a move that was described as precautionary by the Braves. It was a similar situation with CF Ender Inciarte, who left Monday’s game with tightness in his right hamstring. He didn’t start but was used as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning, striking out with two runners aboard. Inciarte is expected to return to the lineup Wednesday.
Padres: RHP Cal Quantrill will be called up from El Paso to make his major league debut. A first-round pick in 2016, he gave up eight runs in his first start for the Triple-A team but had a 2.86 ERA in four appearances since then. He will make the 14th start by a Padres rookie this season, more than any other team. “It’s a chance to show he’s another one of the guys in a long line of starting pitchers who’ve shown up and done a great job for us,” Green said.
Braves: LHP Max Fried (3-1, 2.30) looks to bounce back from his worst start of the season. After giving up only four earned runs in his first four starts, covering 24 1/3 innings, Fried was roughed up for four runs in 5 1/3 innings of an 8-4 loss to Colorado.
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