The San Diego Padres opened up their second half of the season on Friday night on the road in Washington against the Nationals. And it went very, very well for them. So well, in fact, that they scored 24 runs. Yes, 24 of them. They got three of them in the first inning and then tacked on seven more in the second to lead 10-3 after two frames.
They got one each in the third, fourth, and fifth before plating six in the sixth and four in the eighth. One further came in the ninth as well. Within that madness, Jake Cronenworth was able to hit for the cycle for the first time in his career. Wil Myers also had a standout performance, hitting a grand slam and a two-run shot at one stage of proceedings. He had seven RBI’s overall on a 3-6 evening. Cronenworth had four RBI’s while Eric Hosmer racked up three to his tally. Juan Soto hit a three-run homer for the Nationals in the bottom of the first and also hit a solo shot in the sixth, but those turned out to be mere consolation trips around the bases.