Goldschmidt homers twice in Diamondbacks' 3-2 win vs Padres

Toby Graves
September 23, 2016

With a runner on second base and two out, Renfroe drew an intentional walk from Arizona left-hander Edwin Escobar, becoming the first player to do so in his initial plate appearance since Luis Lopez of the Toronto Blue Jays on April 29, 2001. There have been only two rainouts at Petco Park and 11 total rainouts in the 48-season history of the Padres. This season's performance represents a sharp drop-off from the 19-3 record and 1.66 ERA he posted for the Los Angeles Dodgers last year before the Diamondbacks landed him as a free agent with a six-year, $206.5 million deal.

"Brad came into a hard situation with the momentum going and he stopped it, " said Richard, who lowered his ERA as a starter to 1.71. Goldschmidt hit a solo shot into the seats in left field with two outs in the first for a 1-0 lead, and a go-ahead, two-run homer into the Padres' bullpen in left-center with two outs in the sixth. "You want to come right back and answer back, and that's what we did".

Manager Andy Green said he used the rookies for strategic reasons rather than to get them acclimated. "He's fun to watch play baseball". Schimpf walked leading off the fourth and scored on Rosales' sacrifice fly.

In the bottom of the third, Myers hammered a curveball from Zack Greinke. It was Myers' 88th hit at home, a single-season record for Petco Park. Yasmany Tomas had two doubles for the Diamondbacks.Left-handed reliever Keith Hessler (1-0) retired the only hitter he faced to pick up the win.

Brandon Maurer pitched the ninth for his 11th save in 13 chances.

Perdomo otherwise avoided damage, finishing with seven innings of three-run ball.

San Diego Padres' Wil Myers, right, greets third base coach Glenn Hoffman after hitting a home r ... The Diamondbacks didn't have a hit until Goldschmidt rifled a line drive past second baseman Rosales with two out in the fourth.But, with two outs in the sixth, Padres shortstop Luis Sardinas fumbled a grounder by Chris Owings in front of second for an error. Goldschmidt then homered to left-center to tie it. He struck out four and walked one. The San Diego Padres offense has been hit or miss recently, and they've won four of their last five games when scoring more than three runs.

"Kind of weird, only two hits, gave up two runs - just a amusing game sometimes", Bradley said. "But overall pretty pleased with it". Perdomo is 3-0 with a 1.96 ERA in six appearances (two starts) against the Diamondbacks and defeated Arizona on August 21, when he allowed one unearned run and five hits over seven innings. The Padres are expected to expand their major league roster Wednesday following El Paso's 3-1 loss to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees) in the Triple-A Championship Game in Memphis, Tenn.

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