The Padres got off to an auspicious start Monday night at home against the Orioles, as Fernando Tatis Jr. and Franmil Reyes began the bottom of the first inning with first-pitch home runs off of David Hess. For Tatis, it’s homer No. 18 on the year. Reyes is now up to 27 dingers.
According to MLB.com’s Andrew Simon, it’s the first time on record that Padres hitters homered on back-to-back pitches to begin a game. It’s a relatively rare feat, but it happened last year when the Braves’ Ronald Acuña Jr. and Charlie Culberson went back-to-back on the first two pitches Trevor Richards threw on August 14, 2018 last year.
LOS ANGELES — Jeff Samardjiza has been placed on the 10-day injured list by the San Francisco Giants due to right shoulder impingement.
Manager Gabe Kapler said before Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers that the right-hander told trainers and the coaching staff that he felt like wasn’t able to get the arm loose during Friday’s game. Samardjiza is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Saturday.
Samardjiza went four-plus innings and allowed six runs on seven hits in a 7-2 loss to the Dodgers. He is 0-2 with a 9.88 ERA in three starts.
The Giants have recalled left-hander Andrew Suarez from their alternate training site, but Kapler said he hasn’t finalized a revised starting rotation.