MLB summary of July 16, 2021 in the National: Jake Cronenworth offers a carousel

Jake Cronenworth struck for the carousel in the first six innings of the San Diego Padres’ landslide 24-8 victory over the Washigton Nationals on Friday.

The Padres scored a total of 10 points in the first two innings alone.

After being called out in his first appearance, Cronenworth produced two runs with a double in the second inning. He then pushed Fernando Tatis Jr. to plate with a triple in the third before slamming a solo homerun in the fifth. He completed the carousel with an infield single in the sixth.

The Padres second baseman is only the third in team history to achieve the feat after Matt Kemp in 2015 and Wil Myers in 2017.

In addition, Myers was not outdone Friday night: the outfielder hit a grand slam and a two-run home run. He had seven RBIs.

Tatis has crossed plate three times in addition to producing two points and stealing his 21st NHL goal of the season.

Supported by this devastating attack, Chris Paddack (5-6) did what was necessary to earn the victory despite four runs allowed in five innings.

Erick Fedde (4-7) conceded six runs in just one inning and a third.

The Nationals take a fifth straight loss.

Philly is starting the dual program well …

The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 5-2 in Game 1 of a doubles program.

The Phillies have won 8 of their last 11 games and are now three games behind the New York Mets’ No. 1 in the National East.

Travis Jankowski produced four runs in the victory.

Matt Moore has struck out nine batters in four and one-third innings. He allowed two runs and six strokes, against no walks.

Archie Bradley (4-1) gave no points in one set and two-thirds in relief, while Ranger Suarez earned his third save.

All-star receiver JT Realmuto did not take part in the first match.

On the other side, Miguel Rojas hit three hits and produced a run for Miami.

… revenge of the Marlins in the evening

The Marlins got their revenge in Game 2 of the doubles program, crushing the Phillies 7-0 in the evening.

Jesus Aguilar and Starling Marte both had three hits including a homerun. Aguilar had four RBIs and Marte added three.

Jordan Holloway (2-2) shut out Philadelphia for five innings in relief to Ross Detwiler, used during one inning as « opener ».

Zach Eflin (4-7) was manhandled for six runs – five earned – in three and two-thirds innings.

Elsewhere in the Nationale:

Mets 1 – Pirate 4

NYM: Marcus Stroman allowed two runs in five innings to concede loss.
PIT: Bryan Reynolds and Wilmer Difo hit a homerun each.

Brewers 11 – Reds 6

MIL: Willy Adames continued his successes with his new team (3-for-5, 1 homer, 4 RBI)
CIN: Nick Castellanos left the match with a right wrist injury.

Rays 7 – Braves 6 (10 innings)

TB: Austin Meadows produced three points, including the win in 10th.
ATL: Freddie Freeman has hit four hits, including his 20th homer of the season.

Giants 7 – Cardinals 2

SF: Mike Yastrzemski hits 2 home runs
STL: the Cards left 13 runners on goals

Dodgers 10 – Rockies 4

LAD: Julio Urias the first with 12 wins
COL: Rockies were deprived of manager Bud Black and 5 other team members

Cubs 5 – Diamondbacks 1

When it goes bad … it goes bad!

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