Despite being swept in San Diego by a Milwaukee Brewers team without Christian Yelich, the Padres remain gritty as hell. On Thursday night they took on the Dodgers in Los Angeles to open a four-game set. Remember, they lost two of three last weekend in San Diego to the Dodgers.
Still, you get the feeling that San Diego is going to be around to make life rough for a better than they appear Dodger squad. Late in the game on Thursday night, the Padres executed a double play under pressure to preserve the 3-2 win.
Jake Cronenworth and Fernando Tatis Jr. turn one of the craziest double plays you will ever see to keep the Padres in the lead! pic.twitter.com/R9huSwST9z
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) April 23, 2021
Indeed, Tatis Jr. will have bigger games offensively in his career. But he turned loose the defensive play of the game, and was still able to single, steal a base, and help create a run in a game where there weren’t many of them.
A guy who seems to have a knack for getting to the Dodgers, Trent Grisham hit a bomb off Walker Buehler in this game as well.
The Padres moved their record to 11-10 on the year in this one, and we still get the feeling that this team is going to be tough to deal with all year.