Rookie Newcomb picks up first victory, Braves stay hot

SAN DIEGO (AP) Rookie Sean Newcomb is making believers of his Atlanta Braves teammates and manager.

''Nasty,'' Ender Inciarte said following the left-hander's latest gem.

Newcomb struck out eight over six innings for his first major league victory, lifting Atlanta over the San Diego Padres 3-0 on Tuesday night.

''Just a real impressive outing,'' Braves manager Brian Snitker.

Newcomb (1-2) issued one walk and lowered his ERA to 1.48 in four starts since he was promoted to replace injured Bartolo Colon, 44, in the rotation.

The 24-year-old called the victory for him a relief.

''I think I felt the same in my other starts,'' he said.

Atlanta has won eight of 10. Johan Camargo had a two-run double off the left field wall in the fourth to begin the scoring, and the Braves added an unearned run in the eighth.

''It was just a really good team win,'' said Inciarte, who scored the final run after hitting a leadoff single.

Padres starter Jhoulys Chacin (6-7) retired his final 10 batters, working seven innings for the third time in the past four starts.

Newcomb was a touted minor leaguer when Atlanta acquired him from the Los Angeles Angels in 2015 for Gold Glove shortstop Andrelton Simmons.

He said he is walking fewer hitters than he did in the minors because he is ''competing on every single pitch.''

Newcomb overmatched the Padres with a 94-mph fastball and effective sliders and curves, cruising into the sixth having thrown only 72 pitches. When Jose Pirela blooped a leadoff double, the rookie pitcher responded by striking out the lineup's Nos. 3 and 4 hitters, Wil Myers and Hunter Renfroe, after falling behind each 3-1.

Newcomb completed the escape by striking out Erick Aybar following an eight-pitch walk to Cory Spangenberg.

Snitker said Newcomb has shown poise under duress in several outings dating to spring training.

''It's been refreshing to see from the get go,'' the manager said.

Jason Motte relieved Newcomb after a walk to open the seventh and maintained the 3-0 lead.

Jose Ramirez threw a scoreless eighth, and Jim Johnson recorded his 16th save.

Catcher Tyler Fowler had two hits and drew his manager's praise for guiding Newcomb.

The Padres complained about several borderline strikes calls by plate umpire Lance Barrett.

''That was the largest strike zone I have seen against our guys behind home plate,'' manager Andy Green said. ''Newcomb threw the ball very well. But Tyler Flowers is the player of the game in my mind. He is snatching balls above the zone, below the zone, and bringing them back in and getting a strike on all of them.''

A sacrifice fly by Nick Markakis scored Inciarte.

HOMER DENIED

The Padres' Myers eased into his home run trot between first and second base in the first inning, only to end up with a double when his 400-foot drive to right-center bounced back on the field. It went for a double, confirmed by a review.

Green said the review decision was wrong. ''I have no clue how New York interpreted it the way it did. It's hard to even understand. It's frustrating for the team and it's frustrating for Wil. That ball is clearly a home run the way our ground rules are written.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Braves: Colon is expected to return from a back injury and start Wednesday's game in San Diego.

Padres: RHP Trevor Cahill, sidelined since mid-May by a shoulder injury, is to start Wednesday for Triple-A El Paso. ... CF Manuel Margot returned to the lineup after a calf injury sidelined him for over a month.

UP NEXT

Braves: Colon (2-7, 7.78 ERA) has allowed 11 home runs and a .332 batting average over 59 innings, but against the Padres on April 16, the 44-year-old allowed one run in seven innings.

Padres: RHP Luis Perdomo (2-4, 4.56) has held opponents to a .197 batting average with runners in scoring position this year.

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  • W: S. Newcomb (1-2)L: J. Chacin (6-7)S: J. Johnson (16)
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    • a-struck out for Torrens in the 7th
    • b-struck out for Chacin in the 7th
    • c-struck out for Torres in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - N. Markakis (17), M. Adams (10), J. Camargo (5)
    • SF - N. Markakis (2)
    • RBI - N. Markakis (42), J. Camargo 2 (12)
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Pirela (8), W. Myers (14)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - J. Pirela (2)
    • DP - W. Myers, C. Asuaje
    • E - C. Asuaje
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    S. Newcomb (W, 1-2)6.06001801.481.0725.0
    J. Motte (H, 5)1.00000201.881.004.0
    J. Ramirez (H, 13)1.00000103.091.133.5
    J. Johnson (S, 16)1.01001303.741.079.5
    PITCHERSIP
    S. Newcomb (W, 1-2)6.0
    J. Motte (H, 5)1.0
    J. Ramirez (H, 13)1.0
    J. Johnson (S, 16)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Chacin (L, 6-7)7.07221404.761.3211.0
    J. Torres2.01100204.461.056.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Chacin (L, 6-7)7.0
    J. Torres2.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - S. Newcomb 103-68, J. Motte 10-8, J. Ramirez 13-11, J. Johnson 22-13
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Newcomb 5-5, J. Motte 1-0, J. Ramirez 1-1
    • Batters Faced - S. Newcomb 25, J. Motte 3, J. Ramirez 3, J. Johnson 5
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chacin 99-62, J. Torres 26-20
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chacin 8-7, J. Torres 1-3
    • Batters Faced - J. Chacin 27, J. Torres 7
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    M. Kemp LF40000014.315.356.538.894-0.5
    M. Adams 1B41100000.296.348.570.9183.0
    T. Flowers C41200000.325.421.467.8893.0
    D. Swanson SS40000023.227.299.331.630-1.0
    J. Camargo 3B30120001.294.319.426.7464.0
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      M. Margot CF40000021.254.299.381.680-1.0
      J. Pirela LF40100010.315.375.548.9231.5
      W. Myers 1B40200011.262.333.483.8162.5
      H. Renfroe RF40000023.216.273.428.701-1.0
      C. Spangenberg 3B30100110.267.305.369.6741.5
      E. Aybar SS40000023.216.290.347.636-1.0
      C. Asuaje 2B30200110.267.353.333.6862.5
      L. Torrens C20000002.200.268.246.5140.0
      a- H. Sanchez C20100011.154.214.385.5990.5
      J. Chacin P20000012.296.296.333.630-0.5
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      • a-struck out for Torrens in the 7th
      • b-struck out for Chacin in the 7th
      • c-struck out for Torres in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - N. Markakis (17), M. Adams (10), J. Camargo (5)
      • SF - N. Markakis (2)
      • RBI - N. Markakis (42), J. Camargo 2 (12)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Pirela (8), W. Myers (14)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Pirela (2)
      • DP - W. Myers, C. Asuaje
      • E - C. Asuaje
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      S. Newcomb (W, 1-2)6.06001801.481.0725.0
      J. Motte (H, 5)1.00000201.881.004.0
      J. Ramirez (H, 13)1.00000103.091.133.5
      J. Johnson (S, 16)1.01001303.741.079.5
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      PITCHERSIP
      S. Newcomb (W, 1-2)6.0
      J. Motte (H, 5)1.0
      J. Ramirez (H, 13)1.0
      J. Johnson (S, 16)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Chacin (L, 6-7)7.07221404.761.3211.0
      J. Torres2.01100204.461.056.0
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      PITCHERSIP
      J. Chacin (L, 6-7)7.0
      J. Torres2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - S. Newcomb 103-68, J. Motte 10-8, J. Ramirez 13-11, J. Johnson 22-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Newcomb 5-5, J. Motte 1-0, J. Ramirez 1-1
      • Batters Faced - S. Newcomb 25, J. Motte 3, J. Ramirez 3, J. Johnson 5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Chacin 99-62, J. Torres 26-20
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Chacin 8-7, J. Torres 1-3
      • Batters Faced - J. Chacin 27, J. Torres 7
      • 8TH INNING
        Markakis hit sacrifice fly to center, Inciarte scored30
      • 4TH INNING
        Camargo doubled to left center, Adams and Flowers scored, Camargo out at third20
      • 9TH INNING
        • J. Torres Pitching:
        • M. Adams: Ball, Adams lined out to center
        • T. Flowers: Strike looking, Ball, Flowers grounded out to third
        • D. Swanson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Swanson struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Jim Johnson relieved Jose Ramirez
        • C. Spangenberg: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Spangenberg struck out looking
        • E. Aybar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Aybar struck out swinging
        • C. Asuaje: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Asuaje walked
        • H. Sanchez: Sanchez singled to right, Asuaje to third
        • Allen Cordoba hit for Jose Torres
        • A. Cordoba: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Cordoba struck out looking
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Jose Torres pitching
        • E. Inciarte: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Inciarte reached on an infield single to second, Inciarte to second on 2nd baseman Asuaje fielding error
        • B. Phillips: Foul, Ball, Ball, Phillips flied out to deep center, Inciarte to third
        • N. Markakis: Foul, Markakis hit sacrifice fly to center, Inciarte scored
        • M. Kemp: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Kemp struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • Jose Ramirez relieved Jason Motte
        • J. Pirela: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pirela lined out to right
        • W. Myers: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Myers struck out looking
        • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Renfroe grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • J. Chacin Pitching:
        • D. Swanson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Swanson grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Camargo: Strike looking, Foul, Camargo lined out to left
        • S. Newcomb: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Newcomb struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Newcomb Pitching:
        • C. Asuaje: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Asuaje reached on an infield single to second
        • Jason Motte relieved Sean Newcomb
        • Hector Sanchez hit for Luis Torrens
        • H. Sanchez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Sanchez struck out looking
        • Franchy Cordero hit for Jhoulys Chacin
        • F. Cordero: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Cordero struck out looking
        • M. Margot: Margot grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Chacin Pitching:
        • M. Kemp: Foul, Kemp fouled out to first
        • M. Adams: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Adams grounded out to first
        • T. Flowers: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Flowers lined out to left
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Newcomb Pitching:
        • J. Pirela: Ball, Strike swinging, Pirela doubled to right
        • W. Myers: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Myers grounded out to shortstop
        • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
        • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Spangenberg walked
        • E. Aybar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Aybar struck out looking
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Chacin Pitching:
        • E. Inciarte: Strike looking, Ball, Inciarte grounded out to first
        • B. Phillips: Ball, Strike swinging, Phillips grounded out to shortstop
        • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Markakis lined out to third
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Newcomb Pitching:
        • L. Torrens: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Torrens grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Chacin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Chacin struck out swinging
        • M. Margot: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Margot struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Chacin Pitching:
        • M. Adams: Adams doubled to deep right center
        • T. Flowers: Ball, Ball, Flowers singled to center, Adams to third
        • D. Swanson: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Swanson struck out swinging
        • J. Camargo: Camargo doubled to left center, Adams and Flowers scored, Camargo out at third
        • S. Newcomb: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Newcomb struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Newcomb Pitching:
        • C. Spangenberg: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Spangenberg lined out to third
        • E. Aybar: Aybar flied out to left
        • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Asuaje struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Chacin Pitching:
        • S. Newcomb: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Newcomb struck out looking
        • E. Inciarte: Ball, Inciarte grounded out to first
        • B. Phillips: Strike looking, Phillips singled to right
        • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Markakis doubled to deep right center, Phillips to third
        • M. Kemp: Kemp grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • S. Newcomb Pitching:
        • M. Margot: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Margot grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pirela struck out swinging
        • W. Myers: Myers singled to deep left
        • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Renfroe grounded out to third
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Chacin Pitching:
        • M. Adams: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Adams flied out to deep center
        • T. Flowers: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Flowers singled to right
        • D. Swanson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Swanson reached on fielder's choice to second, Flowers out at second
        • J. Camargo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Camargo fouled out to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • S. Newcomb Pitching:
        • C. Spangenberg: Spangenberg reached on bunt single to second
        • E. Aybar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Aybar flied out to deep right
        • C. Asuaje: Foul, Ball, Asuaje singled to right, Spangenberg to second
        • L. Torrens: Torrens fouled out to right, Spangenberg to third
        • J. Chacin: Chacin fouled out to first
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Chacin Pitching:
        • E. Inciarte: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Inciarte walked
        • B. Phillips: Strike looking, Ball, Phillips fouled out to first
        • N. Markakis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Markakis singled to left, Inciarte to second
        • M. Kemp: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Kemp grounded into double play second to first, Markakis out at second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • S. Newcomb Pitching:
        • M. Margot: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Margot struck out looking
        • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Pirela grounded out to shortstop
        • W. Myers: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Myers doubled to deep right center
        • H. Renfroe: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)