Yu Darvish rebounds, Padres conquer Braves regardless of just 3 hits

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Yu Darvish rebounded from the shortest outing of his occupation by dominating into the seventh inning and the San Diego Padres beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 Sunday evening despite possessing just 3 hits.

“Aggressive use of his fastball, all-count breaking balls,” Padres supervisor Bob Melvin claimed. “He failed to stroll any one. He was genuinely, really great versus a wonderful lineup.”

Darvish (1-1) permitted a operate and struck out eight in 6 2/3 innings in opposition to the World Series champions right after masking just 1 2/3 innings and making it possible for 9 runs from San Francisco on Tuesday.

“I will by no means forget about the past outing,” Darvish said by means of a translator. “I assumed the fastball was rather superior nowadays. There was some superior experience to it. … I assumed the two-seamer, specially to righties, was operating quite great.”

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San Diego Padres starting up pitcher Yu Darvish delivers for the duration of the to start with inning of a baseball match versus the Atlanta Braves in San Diego, Sunday, April 17, 2022. 
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The Padres’ 35-calendar year-outdated ace had command throughout, letting his only run on Marcell Ozuna’s homer in the seventh. His gem authorized San Diego to break up the four-video game series.

“He was in the zone a lot much more. He was pitching on each sides of the plate,” Padres catcher Austin Nola reported. “He was executing the corners, which makes it extremely complicated to strike.”

The Padres received their runs in the next inning, just after loading the bases in opposition to starter Bryce Elder (1-1). Nola was hit by a pitch, and Jake Cronenworth adopted with an RBI fielder’s-preference grounder. San Diego batters walked 8 moments in the game.

“Offensively we had been patient once again. We drew a good deal of walks,” Melvin said. “In shut game titles a great deal of it has to do with defense and we had been genuinely superior once again tonight.”

Taylor Rogers retired the Braves in order in the ninth for his fourth help save, closing out a 4-hitter for San Diego.

“Righties, lefties, (Rogers) has weapons for both equally,” Melvin stated. “That slider is no fun at all. The sinker, he keeps it down and receives groundballs.”

Elder went 4 1/3 innings prior to handing off to rookie Spencer Strider, who failed to allow for a hit or a run in excess of 3 2/3 innings. Strider walked 3 and struck out a few.

Matt Olson experienced two hits, which include a double, for Atlanta and raised his batting average to .421 in his very first season with the Braves.

“He has develop into these a fantastic hitter now — goes the other way now with two strikes, isn’t seeking to pull all the time,” mentioned Melvin, who managed Olson for 6 seasons with Oakland. “That was a pretty very good pickup for them.”


Braves: Two-time All-Star RF Ronald Acuña Jr. (correct knee) will get started a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday. Acuña tore the ACL in his proper knee on July 10.

Padres: OF Wil Myers (ideal thumb soreness) missed Sunday’s recreation with an harm that flared up in his final at-bat Friday night time. He is working day-to-day and San Diego does not foresee he will have an IL stint.

UP Upcoming

Braves: RHP Huascar Ynoa (-1, 15.00) requires the hill on Monday night time in the opening sport of a three-sport set at the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Padres: LHP Sean Manaea (1-1, 1.38) goes for his 2nd gain of the time Monday night in the initially of 3 household video games against the Cincinnati Reds.

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