Padres’ Fernando Tatis Jr. angers Rangers at late Grand Slam rout


ARLINGTON, Texas – Fernando Tatis Jr.’s first Grand Slam gave the 21-year-old the major league lead in the homesteads against Mike Trout and a career-high seven RBIs.Jayce Tingler was less than thrilled when the aspiring star returned to the dugout, especially since it was the return to Texas for the freshman manager in San Diego.

Tatis missed a sign and swung over a 3-0 pitch with a seven-point lead in the eighth inning, and his second home run of the game finished the scoring for the Padres in their 14-4 win over the Rangers Monday evening.

While Tatis said his coach congratulated him after his 11th circuit, which gave him a head start on Trout, Tingler was quick to tell him he missed a catch sign.

“He’s young, a free, focused mind and all of those things,” Tingler said. “It’s the last thing we’ll ever take away. It’s a learning opportunity and that’s it. He will grow up. ”

It stung a bit more for Tingler, as it was the first-year manager’s first trip as a manager to his baseball home in the previous 13 years, including the last member of the Rangers’ skipper’s staff. era, Chris Woodward, in 2019.

“Just to let you know, a lot of our guys are going 3-0,” Tingler said. “But in this particular game, we had a bit of a comfortable lead. We’re not trying to increase the score or anything like that. ”

The Rangers showed their displeasure by throwing the next pitch behind slugger Manny Machado. It was the first throw from Ian Gibaut, who replaced Juan Nicasio.

“I didn’t like it, personally,” said Woodward. “But, as I said, standards are challenged on a daily basis. So just because I don’t like it doesn’t mean it’s wrong. I don’t think we like it as a band. ”

Tatis, whose three-run homer in the seventh gave the Padres a 10-3 lead, said he got the message.

“I’ve been in this game since I was a kid,” he said. “I know a lot of unwritten rules. I was a little confused about this. You have to learn these experiences. Probably next time I’ll take a speech. ”

The first home run was shot in the San Diego bullpen in left center field on Tatis’ toughest hit of the season at 113 mph, according to Statcast. The snap was in the opposite field and hit a fan cutout in the fourth row.

“They were both pretty impressive,” Tingler said.

Austin Hedges connected on his second homerun, a solo shot in the fourth, as the Padres set their season at an all-time high for racing.


Jurickson Profar had a two-run brace in a five-run second inning. Jake Cronenworth, Josh Naylor and Trent Grisham had the other RBI second hits against Jordan Lyles, a free agent pickup who has an 8.35 ERA in four starts in Texas. Lyles (1-2) conceded seven hits and seven runs, six earned, in four innings.


Zach Davies (3-2) allowed three runs with six strikeouts in five-plus innings in the first of two games in Texas before the teams traveled to California for a pair to deal with all four games in that. season cut short by a pandemic.

Rougned Odor ended Davies’ shutout attempt in the fourth with a two-run double, and Joey Gallo added an RBI brace in the sixth.


The last seven-point game for San Diego was for Hunter Renfroe almost four years ago. And those are the only two games with at least seven RBIs since 2007 for the Padres.


The Rangers gave up five runs in the second inning for the second straight game. They lost 10-6 to Colorado on Sunday. Texas have lost three of their last 10 games, but have given up at least 10 points in the three losses.


Padres: LF / DH Tommy Pham could be out four to six weeks after surgery for a broken left hand. He left Sunday’s game in Arizona in the ninth inning. Pham was placed on the 10-day injured list along with C Francisco Mejia, who suffers from a bruised left thumb. The Padres have recalled infielder Ty France and C Luis Torrens.


LHP Mike Minor (0-3, 5.49 ERA) is expected to start for Rangers after being pulled out of his last start after four scoreless innings, due to issues with his speed on the exit before that. Minor will be working on six days off and says he’s confident he won’t have to get out of the game sooner. LHP Adrian Morejon (0-0, 10.13) will start for San Diego.


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