Joe Musgrove pitched six shutout innings in a possible postseason tune-up and Wil Myers homered to cap a seven-run eighth that carried the San Diego Padres previous the San Francisco Giants 7-4 on Monday night time.
One night time after clinching a wild card, the Padres remained a sport forward of the Phillies for the No. 5 seed within the Nationwide League playoffs. Philadelphia secured its first postseason berth in 11 years with a 3-0 win at Houston.
The fifth seed will play a best-of-three sequence on the highway this weekend towards the Mets or Braves — whichever one doesn’t win the NL East. The sixth seed will play its best-of-three set at NL Central champion St. Louis.
If the Padres and Phillies end with an identical information, Philadelphia holds the season-series tiebreaker and would get the No. 5 seed.
San Diego went 4-3 towards Atlanta this season, 4-2 towards the Mets and 2-4 versus the Cardinals.
Musgrove gave up solely two hits and struck out seven.
“You need that final begin to be good going into the postseason, so it was actually good for him,” Padres supervisor Bob Melvin stated. “He had actually good command of the breaking ball. Good changeup at this time, good fastball when he wanted it.”
The veteran right-hander ended the common season 10-7 with a 2.93 ERA.
“I used to be actually centered on ending the season robust and attempting to nonetheless make some enhancements on issues I needed to work on,” Musgrove stated. “It was my first time getting beneath a 3.00 ERA. … I actually needed to attempt to get beneath 3.00, personally with the ERA.”
Adrian Morejon (5-1) labored two scoreless innings in aid and Josh Hader obtained two outs for his thirty sixth save, halting a four-run Giants rally within the ninth.
With the bases loaded, Hader retired J.D. Davis on a fly to proper to finish it.
“We had been going to make use of Josh both at this time or tomorrow and that will be it for him (for the common season),” Melvin stated. “We obtained him in there and he may have some days off earlier than postseason begins.”
San Diego broke a scoreless tie on back-to-back doubles by Trent Grisham and Brandon Dixon within the eighth. Later within the inning, Josh Bell walked with the bases loaded to pressure in a run, and Jake Cronenworth hit a two-run double. Myers launched a three-run homer to middle discipline, making it 7-0.
“The bats confirmed up, which was actually good,” Myers stated. “I didn’t have a look at the scoreboard for the primary time in about two weeks, in order that was good.”
Shelby Miller (0-1) allowed 5 runs in 1 1/3 innings. Sean Hjelle had a formidable outing in aid for the Giants, pitching 5 scoreless innings whereas placing out eight.
Brandon Crawford and Joey Bart every had a two-run single within the ninth for San Francisco (80-80), which had received 11 of 13.
Melvin wasn’t able to announce his rotation for the wild-card sequence.
“It’s fairly straightforward to forecast what these three are going to appear to be however I’m reluctant to say that proper now,” he defined.
It’s virtually sure San Diego will begin Yu Darvish within the opener, adopted by lefty Blake Snell after which Musgrove if there is a decisive Sport 3. Darvish was chosen the NL pitcher of the month for September after going 5-1 with a 1.85 ERA and 44 strikeouts.
Giants: 3B Evan Longoria (damaged proper thumb) and LHP Thomas Szapucki (proper hip pressure) had been positioned on the 15-day injured checklist. LHP Alex Wooden (left shoulder impingement) was transferred to the 60-day IL. … OF Bryce Johnson and LHP Andrew Vasquez had been recalled from Triple-A Sacramento.
Padres: 3B Manny Machado, C Austin Nola and LF Jurickson Profar had been rested an evening after the Padres secured a wild card. The workforce had a wild clubhouse celebration after its clinching win. “We’re very conscious that we have now some video games to play proper now. It’s not going to go on all night time,” Melvin stated in regards to the get together Sunday night. “It was a very good factor it was a day sport as properly.”
Giants LHP Carlos Rodón (14-8, 2.88 ERA) pitches Tuesday night time towards Padres LHP Sean Manaea (7-9, 5.15).