SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rookie Taylor Widener flustered San Diego’s potent offense for six scoreless innings to win his first large league begin and David Peralta hit a two-run triple for the Arizona Diamondbacks, who beat the Padres 3-1 Sunday to keep away from a four-game sweep.
Widener (1-0) held the Padres to a few hits whereas putting out 5 and strolling three.
It was Widener’s first begin after making 12 reduction appearances through the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. He made his large league debut on July 25 with 1 2/Three scoreless innings in Arizona’s 5-1 loss to the Padres at Petco Park.
The Padres prevented a shutout when Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his first homer of the season with two outs within the ninth, off Chris Devenski, who acquired the save.
Widener acquired the beginning after Zac Gellen harm his proper forearm late in spring coaching. He acquired forward of Padres’ batters and went the longest of any Diamondbacks starter thus far.
“Anytime you may get a win it feels fairly good, so particularly with it being my first time beginning it feels actually good to get the win,” he mentioned.
Widener mentioned he wasn’t nervous beginning.
“Once I was warming up I used to be wanting within the stands and I used to be so excited to see folks once more that I didn’t actually take into consideration something in addition to simply how pleased I used to be to listen to folks screaming once more,” he mentioned.
Widener was hit on the fitting leg by Jake Cronenworth‘s comebacker with one out within the first however stayed within the recreation and acquired out of the inning on 5 pitches.
He labored his method out of a jam within the second, when the Padres had runners on the corners with no outs. He struck out Wil Myers and Luis Campusano earlier than deliberately strolling Jurickson Profar to get to Padres starter Chris Paddack, who took a referred to as third strike.
5 Arizona relievers mixed to carry San Diego to a few hits and one run within the last three innings. After Joakim Soria issued consecutive two-out walks within the eighth after which left with an harm, Kevin Ginkel got here on and struck out Campusano to get out of the jam. Ginkel performed at El Capitan Excessive in suburban Lakeside.
Widener “went out and simply put us on his again and gave us six scoreless innings,” supervisor Torey Lovullo mentioned.
“It was precisely what been speaking about having our starters do,” the supervisor added. “We haven’t gotten lots of size out of our starters. For him to step up and do what he did after shedding the primary three video games of the season, that’s not a simple chore. Sometimes younger pitchers put a little bit bit an excessive amount of stress on themselves and they won’t execute as exactly as he did at the moment. For him to dam all that out and exit and make pitches the way in which he did, it was a strong day for him.”
Paddack (0-1) had a irritating season debut. He gave up three runs, two earned, on 4 hits in 4 innings, struck out three and walked three. Paddack was San Diego’s opener day starter in 2020 however struggled and is now No. Four within the rotation behind newcomers Yu Darvish, Blake Snell and Joe Musgrove.
Paddack acquired into hassle early and wanted 28 pitches to get by the primary. He allowed a one-out stroll to Ketel Marte and a single to Christian Walker earlier than Peralta tripled to proper.
Josh Rojas walked to open the third and finally scored on Tatis’ wild throw, the shortstop’s fifth error this season.
Marte had a sensational collection, going 9 for 16 with Three runs scored and three RBIs. He had 4 hits in an 8-7 opening day loss on Friday.
Tatis made two errors. He had solely three in 57 video games final 12 months after committing 18 in 83 video games as a rookie in 2019. Tatis signed a $340 million, 14-year contract on Feb. 22, the longest deal in baseball historical past.
Diamondbacks: Lovullo mentioned is exhibiting indicators of a strained left calf and can return to Phoenix for assessments. … Walker was again within the lineup at first base with a black eye after popping out of Saturday night time’s recreation when Rojas’ throw from shortstop bounced and hit him on his left cheek.
Diamondbacks: RHP Luke Weaver (1-9, 6.58 ERA in 2020) is scheduled to make his season debut Tuesday night time within the opener of a three-game collection at Colorado, which can counter with Germán Márquez (0-0, 2.25).
Padres: LHP Adrian Morejon (2-2, 4.66 in 2020) is scheduled to make his season debut Monday night time within the opener of a three-game collection in opposition to San Francisco, which can counter with RHP Anthony DeSclafani (1-2, 7.22 in 2020 with Cincinnati).