The Hangover 2021 – Games 1-4

The Hangover 2021 – Games 1-4

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Padres @ Petco Park

April 1-4, 2021

Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an entire year of watching baseball from anywhere other than the ballpark. The occasional memory refresher can come in handy. Here’s a reminder of what we may have missed while most of us were still staying at home.

This is The Hangover.


Game 1

Padres 8, Diamondbacks 7

Winning Pitcher: Emilio Pagán (1-0, 0.00)

Losing Pitcher: Alex Young (0-1, 6.75)

Save: Mark Melancon (1)

MLB Box Score

The Padres (1-0) defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks (0-1) by a score of 8-7 in the first of four games at Petco Park and the first game of the 2021 season. Yu Darvish (0-0, 7.71) pitched four and two-thirds innings, giving up four runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out six. Asdrubal Cabrera singled in Ketel Marte for one run in the first inning. The Diamondbacks hit four home runs in the fifth inning — two off Darvish (Marte & Cabrera) and two off reliever Tim Hill (Tim Locastro & Stephen Vogt) — for six runs. Keone Kela, Emilio Pagán, Drew Pomeranz, and Mark Melancon combined to shutout the Diamondbacks over the final four innings.

Madison Bumgarner (0-0, 13.50) allowed six runs on seven hits and three walks with six strikeouts in four innings. Wil Myers and Jake Cronenworth scored on Victor Caratini‘s second inning bases-loaded single. Eric Hosmer & Myers hit back-to-back solo home runs and Caratini drove in Cronenworth with a single in the third inning. Fernando Tatis Jr. scored on a Hosmer double in the fourth inning. Hosmer singled in Tucupita Marcano in the sixth inning. Cronenworth scored the go-ahead run on Jurickson Profar‘s sacrifice fly in the seventh inning.

Media

Hosmer, Padres beat Diamondbacks 8-7 in wild opener – Bernie Wilson, Associated Press

Padres rally to win Opening Day slugfest – AJ Cassavell, MLB.com

D-backs slug way to Opening Day history – Steve Gilbert, MLB.com

Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres players stand on the field during the national anthem before a baseball game Thursday, April 1, 2021, on opening day in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
San Diego Padres’ Eric Hosmer, right, is congratulated by teammate Wil Myers after hitting a solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Thursday, April 1, 2021, on opening day in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
San Diego Padres’ Fernando Tatis Jr. jumps to avoid being hit with a pitch as Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Stephen Vogt watches during the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 1, 2021, on opening day in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

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Scott Dunsmore has been a Padres fan since the 3rd grade. The Ghost of Ray Kroc possessed his body in 2011 and now won't leave.

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