The Arizona Diamondbacks continue their season-opening road trip at 6:40 pm Monday at the San Diego Padres.
Follow our pregame, in-game and postgame updates on the game throughout the day.
The Padres walk off D-Backs with back-to-back homers
SAN DIEGO — David Dahl and Ha-Seong Kim hit back-to-back homers off reliever Scott McGough, the first to tie the game, the second to end it, lifting the San Diego Padres to a 5-4 win over the Diamondbacks on Monday night at Petco Park.
Dahl led off the bottom of the ninth by hitting the second pitch he saw out to left-center field to tie it. Kim followed by hitting a 3-1 slider that was down the middle, launching it out to the left.
It was a crushing loss for the Diamondbacks, who had hoped McGough would help solve the bullpen problems that cost the club so many games last year. McGough picked up his first career save on Sunday afternoon at Dodger Stadium but failed to record an out on Monday night.
Evan Longoria puts the Diamondbacks in front with a solo homer
SAN DIEGO — Evan Longoria smacked a solo home run to left field in the top of the ninth, a shot that put the Diamondbacks ahead, 4-3, on Monday night, their first lead of the game.
Longoria got back-to-back breaking balls from Padres reliever Steven Wilson, hooking the second one into the second deck in left field.
It was Longoria’s first home run with his new team — and his second big hit of this season-opening road trip. Longoria also doubled as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning on Friday night at Dodger Stadium, setting the stage for Kyle Lewis’ go-ahead home run.
Corbin Carroll homer ties it in the seventh
SAN DIEGO — Diamondbacks rookie Corbin Carroll lined a home run to right field to lead off the seventh inning, tying the game with the San Diego Padres at 3-3 at Petco Park.
The home run was Carroll’s first of the season, coming in the same ballpark where he hit his first career home run last year.
Padres right-hander Brent Honeywell Jr. threw Carroll a 2-2 change-up that stayed up in the zone. Carroll hit it 105.7 mph, a drive that went an estimated 389 feet. Statcast data showed that it would have been a home run in all 30 ballparks.
The Padres jump ahead as Ryne Nelson struggles in early innings
SAN DIEGO — Diamondbacks right-hander Ryne Nelson labored through the first two innings on Monday night, needing 58 pitches to get six outs as the San Diego Padres grabbed an early, 3-2 lead.
Nelson was down 2-0 just two batters into the bottom of the first. The Padres’ Trent Grisham led off with a single to the right and Juan Soto followed by hitting a line-drive home run to straightaway center field.
The Padres added another run in the second after a potential inning-ending ground ball hit off the first-base bag and ricocheted away from first baseman Christian Walker.
Nelson has been falling behind in counts and struggling to put hitters away.
The Diamondbacks scored twice in the top of the second, getting three consecutive singles from Evan Longoria, Corbin Carroll and Nick Ahmed and a run-scoring double-play ball off Gabriel Moreno’s bat.
Madison Bumgarner’s arm checks out ‘fine’ after an MRI, Torey Lovullo says
SAN DIEGO — An MRI on left-hander Madison Bumgarner’s arm came back clean, manager Torey Lovullo said, adding that Bumgarner is on target to make his next scheduled start on Friday vs. the Dodgers at Chase Field.
“Everything is fine,” Lovullo said. “Just a little bit of fatigue, as we explained. All pitchers go through it at certain points in time. Really, he works hard for the four days in between his starts. I just think we got to get him past that point. As of right now, he’s going to be starting on normal rest. He’ll throw a bullpen and I’ll get you guys more information after the bullpen.”
Bumgarner’s velocity was down during his start on Saturday at Dodger Stadium. He told the club he felt “arm fatigue,” Lovullo said, prompting the team to send him back to Arizona for tests.
Diamondbacks at Padres
when: 6:40 p.m., Monday.
where: Petco Park, San Diego.
Pitchers: Diamondbacks RHP Ryne Nelson (1-1, 1.47)* vs. LHP Padres Ryan Weathers (0-0, 9.82)*.
TV/Radio: Bally Sports Arizona/KMVP-FM (98.7), KHOV-FM (105.1).
Nelson won the fifth starter’s job in spring training. He pitched better as camp went along, including firing 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball with no walks and five strikeouts in the final exhibition of the spring against the Guardians at Chase Field. … Last year, Nelson made three starts in the majors, giving up a total of four runs (three earned) in 18 1/3 innings. … He threw seven pitches that the pitch-tracking system picked up as cutters against the Guardians. He did not throw a cutter in the majors last season. … Weathers posted a 4.91 ERA in the spring, walking six and striking out 20 in 14 2/3 innings. … He made just one start in the majors last season, spending the rest of the year in Triple-A El Paso. … Weathers faced the Diamondbacks four times (two starts) in 2021, giving up six runs in eight innings.
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Tuesday: At San Diego, 1:10 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Zac Gallen (0-1, 9.64) vs. Padres RHP Yu Darvish (16-8, 3.10)*.
Thursday: At Chase Field, 7:10 pm, Diamondbacks RHP Merrill Kelly (0-0, 0.00) vs. Dodgers RHP Dustin May (0-0, 0.00).
Friday: At Chase Field, 6:40 pm, Diamondbacks LHP Madison Bumgarner (0-1, 11:25) vs. Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw (1-0, 1.50).
*-Stats from 2022.
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San Diego Padres
Padres update: In pulling out a victory on Sunday, the Padres split a four-game series with the Colorado Rockies, getting outscored in the four games 16-14. SS Xander Bogaerts went 6 for 14 (. 429) with two doubles, two homers and two walks, a fast start for the Padres’ newest big-name player. Bogaerts received an 11-year, $280 million deal from the Padres in December. LF Juan Soto, whom the Padres acquired in last year’s trade deadline blockbuster, is just 1 for 14 with two walks. 1B Jake Cronenworth, who signed a seven-year, $80 million extension, also is 1 for 14. With all the free agents they have signed and extensions they have handed out, the Padres have more than $113 million committed to their 2029 team. The Padres are without IF/OF Fernando Tatis Jr. as he continues to serve his performance-enhancing drug suspension. They also did not start RHP Yu Darvish against the Rockies; Darvish was slow to build up after participating in the World Baseball Classic.
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Diamondbacks vs. Padres TV information
The game can be seen on Bally Sports Arizona in Arizona and Bally Sports San Diego in San Diego.
It can also be streamed on the Bally Sports app.
Diamondbacks vs. Padres pregame reading
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