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Trent Grisham Walks it off Propelling Padres to 4-2 Win Over Pirates in Extras

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A passed ball by Jorge Alfaro caused Hoy Park to try and score from third in the tenth inning with two outs. Park was called out, which set up a walk-off effort from the San Diego Padres. 

In the bottom of the tenth, Trent Grisham drilled a walk-off two run home run propelling the Padres to a 4-2 win in game three. The Padres took two out of three games from the Pittsburgh Pirates in heartbreaking fashion.

The Pirates will now head to Los Angeles for a three-game series to finish off their road trip. Zach Thompson will start game one on Monday. 

Contreras looked solid in his second start of the 2022 campaign, despite his mistake pitch to Jurikson Profar. With his four-seam and slider combo, Contreras induced seven swings and misses and averaged 97 mph on the gun. 

Contreras didn’t quite meet the 80-pitch mark with just 76 pitches thrown in his five innings of work. Contreras threw strikes the majority of the time, with around 64% of his 76 pitches being called a strike. Although Contreras didn’t go as long as you wanted, he still looked solid.

Contreras’ full line read five innings pitched, five hits, two earned runs, one walk, and three strikeouts.

In the fifth inning, Profar belted a two-run, two-out home run after a hanging changeup from Roansy Contreras, giving the Padres a 2-0 lead. 

Ke’Bryan Hayes tattooed a ball to left-field scoring Tucupita Marcano, making it a 2-1 Padres lead in the eighth inning. Josh VanMeter continued the eighth inning with a clutch two-out RBI single, scoring Hayes to knot it up 2-2.

Takeaways

Contreras Belongs- After getting called back up by the Pirates, Contreras has catapulted himself as probably the Pirates’ best starting pitcher.

Too Little Too Late- Despite the Pirates coming back in the eighth inning, they could not capitalize in the tenth inning resulting in a heartbreaking loss to the Padres.

Who Will Start On Tuesday?- The Pirates have yet to name a starter for their Tuesday game against the Dodgers. Now is the time to speculate, people!!

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