Grisham scores 4 RBIs as Padres defeat D-backs on Tatis’ return

PHOENIX (AP) — Trent Grisham had two doubles and four RBIs, Xander Bogaerts added a two-run homer and the San Diego Padres beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-5 in Fernando Tatis Jr.’s return from a PED suspension Thursday night.

Tatis went 0 for 5, with two strikeouts in his first regular-season game since 2021The highlight of his night came in the eighth inning, when he sprinted back and to his left before grabbing a line drive. The highlight of his night was on defense, in the eighth. He ran back and left to grab a linedrive, denying Josh Rojas a extra-base.

Tatis, 24, missed the entire season last year due to a left wrist fracture and a PED suspension of 80 games.

Grisham, Bogaerts and the rest of the Padres made up for Tatis slow offensive start. Grisham scored two runs in the Padres’ second inning, giving them a 2-0 advantage. He also had a two-run triple in the Padres’ sixth inning that gave the Padres a 7-5 lead.

Bogaerts hit a home run of 405 feet in the third inning, his fifth this season. Matt Carpenter hit a solo home run as well.

Tatis received a mix between cheers and boos during his first at bats at Chase Field thanks to a large number of Padres’ fans.

The Padres took a 5-1 advantage after Carpenter’s fourth-inning homer, but the Dbacks tied it with four runs off Michael Wacha in the bottom inning. Rojas contributed a two run single to the rally.

Wacha only lasted four innings. He gave up five hits and five runs. He walked and struck out one. Brent Honeywell’s (2-0) two scoreless inning of relief was enough to win. Josh Hader saved his sixth chance in as many attempts by working the ninth.

Ryne Nelsen, a right-handed pitcher from Arizona, has given up five runs through five innings. Kyle Nelson (3-1) lost the game after allowing two unearned runs to be scored in relief.

The D-backs still lost despite having a 12-to-7 lead in hits. Christian Walker recorded a 3-hit night that included a double, an RBI and a triple.


On Thursday, the Diamondbacks made some roster changes as well. However, it was more of a subtraction than an addition.

Arizona designated four-time All-Star Madison Bumgarner for assignment After his latest shaky performance, he will have to pay $34.4 million from the $85 million five-year contract that he signed in 2020.

The 33-yearold has allowed at least five run in three of his starts this season. He is now 1-3, with a 10.26 ERA following his latest blowout at St. Louis.

The left-hander hasn’t lived up to expectations in the desert since signing his long-term deal. After being a postseason star for San Francisco he is now 15-32 in 69 games with a 5.23 ERA. This is his worst season.

Making Moves

Padres: Brandon Dixon, OF, was sent to Triple-A so that Tatis could be added. Also, they transferred RHP Robert Suarez onto the 60-day IL.

Diamondbacks: RHP Anthony Misiewicz has been added to the Diamondbacks roster following Bumgarner’s designation for assignment.


Seth Lugo, a RHP (2-0, 2.70 ERA), will take the pitch for the Padres on Friday night. He will face RHP Zac Galen (2-1, ERA 3.33), who has thrown 14 and a half scoreless innings in his last two starts.


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