Lamet shines, Myers homers as Padres top Pirates 5-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) The way Dinelson Lamet tinkers with his slider - throwing it hard and soft, inside and outside, high and low - Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle thinks at times it looks like the San Diego Padres rookie is throwing a wiffle ball.

At least when Lamet is throwing it at the Pirates. Lamet allowed just one hit over 5 2/3 innings in a 5-2 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday night, his second win against the Pirates in a week.

Lamet (6-4) surrendered two runs on two hits in San Diego last weekend. He was even sharper on the other side of the country, striking out five against three walks and keeping Pittsburgh guessing about when and where his slider was going.

''If guys are on the fastball I feel like I can come after them with that pitch,'' Lamet said.

Over and over and over.

''Picked up where he left off with his slider, mixed it in random counts, kept us off balance here and there,'' Pittsburgh second baseman Josh Harrison said. ''That's the name of the game, throwing off hitter's timing and he made some pitches.''

Wil Myers broke out of an 0-for-16 slide by hitting his 21st homer of the season off Gerrit Cole (9-8) and drove in three runs. Rookie Dusty Coleman went 3 for 4 with his third home run in just nine games since being called up from Triple-A. Brad Hand worked a perfect ninth for his eighth save.

''We're a team that has a lot of fight in us,'' Myers said. ''A lot of guys are trying to prove themselves. We're sort of underdogs and the guys play with a chip on their shoulder.''

Myers has spent extra time in the batting cage trying to find a way out of his funk. He may have discovered something against Cole. He doubled home Cory Spangenberg in the third to give San Diego the lead then hit a rocket to the bushes in centerfield with one on in the fifth to make it 3-0.

''I've been working on things a little different in the cage,'' Myers said. ''I felt some of that click tonight.''

Harrison hit a solo home run in the seventh and Adam Frazier added an RBI single but couldn't stop the Pirates from falling 5 1/2 games behind first-place Chicago in the NL Central.

Pittsburgh's attempts to keep pace in the division have been hit with a series of problems, namely a penchant for struggling against losing teams. The Pirates are now 3-7 in their last 10 games, all against teams at least 10 games under .500.

Cole came in 4-1 with a 1.47 ERA in five career starts against San Diego but lacked the efficiency that keyed his 6-1 surge since June 13. Cole never retired San Diego in order during his six innings of work, giving up three runs on eight hits, walking two and striking out five while needing 102 pitches to get 18 outs.

''They're really aggressive and they're pretty good hitters,'' Cole said. ''So I thought it was good work (by them) tonight.''

Lamet's left after consecutive two out walks in the sixth but reliever Phil Maton got Bell to fly out to right to end the threat. Pittsburgh drew within 3-2 in the seventh, but third base coach Joey Cora opted to hold David Freese at third on Frazier's run-scoring single to left rather than test Spangenberg's arm. Hurdle said Freese was forced to redirect his path to make sure he didn't collide with diving San Diego third baseman Yangervis Solarte, forcing Cora to throw up the stop sign.

Craig Stammen came on to face Andrew McCutchen, who popped out to first base to end the threat.

When Coleman ripped a pitch from Daniel Hudson over the wall in center for a two-run homer, San Diego's three-run cushion was restored.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: C Hector Sanchez took a foul ball off the mask in the bottom of the third. Sanchez was tended to by trainers and finished the inning before being pulled and replaced by Luis Torrens. ... X-rays on OF Matt Szczur's right forearm were negative a day after Pirates reliever Juan Nicasio hit him with a pitch in the eighth inning of a 10-6 Pittsburgh victory.

Pirates: Cervelli was struck in the hand by Solarte's bat in the seventh. The catcher was checked out by trainer Todd Tomczyk but stayed in.

UP NEXT

Padres: Clayton Richard (5-12, 5.40 ERA), winless since June 13, takes the hill in the series finale. Richard allowed four runs in six innings in a loss to Pittsburgh last Sunday.

Pirates: Jameson Taillon (6-5, 4.74) will to snap a two-game losing streak. Taillon has allowed 17 earned runs in his last 6 2/3 innings.

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  • W: D. Lamet (6-4)L: G. Cole (9-8)S: B. Hand (8)
  • HR: SD - W. Myers (21), D. Coleman (3), PIT - J. Harrison (12)
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  • a-walked for Stammen in the 8th
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  • a-grounded out for Cole in the 6th
  • b-singled for LeBlanc in the 7th
  • c-struck out for Neverauskas in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - W. Myers (19), D. Coleman (2)
  • HR - W. Myers (21), D. Coleman (3)
  • RBI - W. Myers 3 (52), D. Coleman 2 (7)
  • 2-Out RBI - W. Myers (16)
BATTING
  • HR - J. Harrison (12)
  • RBI - A. Frazier (34), J. Harrison (37)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Frazier (17)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - D. Coleman
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Lamet (W, 6-4)5.21003505.121.2020.5
P. Maton (H, 7)1.03221013.420.93-3.0
B. Baumann0.01000000.000.82-1.0
C. Stammen (H, 5)0.10000003.771.200.0
K. Yates (H, 11)1.01001003.491.141.0
B. Hand (S, 8)1.00000101.930.9310.5
PITCHERSIP
D. Lamet (W, 6-4)5.2
P. Maton (H, 7)1.0
B. Baumann0.0
C. Stammen (H, 5)0.1
K. Yates (H, 11)1.0
B. Hand (S, 8)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Cole (L, 9-8)6.08332514.001.275.5
W. LeBlanc1.00001004.421.212.0
D. Hudson1.02221114.501.48-1.5
D. Neverauskas1.00000103.861.293.5
PITCHERSIP
G. Cole (L, 9-8)6.0
W. LeBlanc1.0
D. Hudson1.0
D. Neverauskas1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - D. Lamet (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Lamet 94-52, P. Maton 27-14, B. Baumann 3-2, C. Stammen 3-2, K. Yates 18-11, B. Hand 12-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Lamet 7-4, P. Maton 1-2, K. Yates 2-0, B. Hand 2-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Lamet 21, P. Maton 7, B. Baumann, C. Stammen, K. Yates 4, B. Hand 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - G. Cole (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Cole 102-63, W. LeBlanc 11-7, D. Hudson 18-9, D. Neverauskas 19-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Cole 3-10, W. LeBlanc 1-2, D. Hudson 1-0, D. Neverauskas 1-1
  • Batters Faced - G. Cole 29, W. LeBlanc 4, D. Hudson 5, D. Neverauskas 3
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W. Myers 1B31231100.243.327.463.79012.0
H. Sanchez C20000014.241.264.530.794-0.5
L. Torrens C20000001.180.255.230.4850.0
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  • a-walked for Stammen in the 8th
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A. Frazier 2B30110101.285.356.384.7403.0
A. McCutchen CF20000213.291.384.523.9071.5
J. Bell 1B40200002.253.328.475.8032.0
J. Harrison 3B41111003.281.356.435.7916.0
G. Polanco RF30000100.262.318.422.7401.0
F. Cervelli C41100011.258.346.383.7291.5
J. Mercer SS40000021.260.336.414.749-1.0
G. Cole P10000010.150.171.150.321-0.5
a- J. Jaso PH10000000.214.306.388.6950.0
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  • a-grounded out for Cole in the 6th
  • b-singled for LeBlanc in the 7th
  • c-struck out for Neverauskas in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - W. Myers (19), D. Coleman (2)
  • HR - W. Myers (21), D. Coleman (3)
  • RBI - W. Myers 3 (52), D. Coleman 2 (7)
  • 2-Out RBI - W. Myers (16)
BATTING
  • HR - J. Harrison (12)
  • RBI - A. Frazier (34), J. Harrison (37)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Frazier (17)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - D. Coleman
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Lamet (W, 6-4)5.21003505.121.2020.5
P. Maton (H, 7)1.03221013.420.93-3.0
B. Baumann0.01000000.000.82-1.0
C. Stammen (H, 5)0.10000003.771.200.0
K. Yates (H, 11)1.01001003.491.141.0
B. Hand (S, 8)1.00000101.930.9310.5
Total9.0622561---
PITCHERSIP
D. Lamet (W, 6-4)5.2
P. Maton (H, 7)1.0
B. Baumann0.0
C. Stammen (H, 5)0.1
K. Yates (H, 11)1.0
B. Hand (S, 8)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
G. Cole (L, 9-8)6.08332514.001.275.5
W. LeBlanc1.00001004.421.212.0
D. Hudson1.02221114.501.48-1.5
D. Neverauskas1.00000103.861.293.5
Total9.01055472---
PITCHERSIP
G. Cole (L, 9-8)6.0
W. LeBlanc1.0
D. Hudson1.0
D. Neverauskas1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - D. Lamet (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Lamet 94-52, P. Maton 27-14, B. Baumann 3-2, C. Stammen 3-2, K. Yates 18-11, B. Hand 12-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Lamet 7-4, P. Maton 1-2, K. Yates 2-0, B. Hand 2-0
  • Batters Faced - D. Lamet 21, P. Maton 7, B. Baumann, C. Stammen, K. Yates 4, B. Hand 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - G. Cole (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - G. Cole 102-63, W. LeBlanc 11-7, D. Hudson 18-9, D. Neverauskas 19-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Cole 3-10, W. LeBlanc 1-2, D. Hudson 1-0, D. Neverauskas 1-1
  • Batters Faced - G. Cole 29, W. LeBlanc 4, D. Hudson 5, D. Neverauskas 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Coleman homered to center, Renfroe scored52
  • 7TH INNING
    Frazier singled to left, Cervelli scored, Freese to third, Marte to second32
    Harrison homered to left center31
  • 5TH INNING
    Myers homered to center, Solarte scored30
  • 3RD INNING
    Myers doubled to left, Spangenberg scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Dovydas Neverauskas relieved Daniel Hudson
    • C. Spangenberg: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Spangenberg struck out looking
    • Y. Solarte: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Solarte flied out to right
    • W. Myers: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Myers grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Brad Hand relieved Kirby Yates
    • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Mercer grounded out to third
    • Jose Osuna hit for Dovydas Neverauskas
    • J. Osuna: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Osuna struck out swinging
    • S. Marte: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Marte grounded out to third
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Daniel Hudson pitching
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Renfroe singled to left
    • D. Coleman: Coleman homered to center, Renfroe scored
    • Allen Cordoba hit for Craig Stammen
    • A. Cordoba: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cordoba walked
    • M. Margot: Foul, Ball, Margot grounded into double play third to second to first, Cordoba out at second
    • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Asuaje struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Kirby Yates pitching
    • Allen Cordoba in left
    • Yangervis Solarte at second
    • Cory Spangenberg at third
    • J. Bell: Strike looking, Strike looking, Bell singled to right center
    • J. Harrison: Harrison grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Bell out at second
    • G. Polanco: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Polanco walked
    • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Cervelli grounded out to catcher
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Wade LeBlanc pitching
    • C. Spangenberg: Foul, Spangenberg grounded out to second
    • Y. Solarte: Strike (foul tip), Solarte popped out to first
    • W. Myers: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Myers walked
    • L. Torrens: Pickoff attempt, Torrens flied out to right
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • P. Maton Pitching:
    • J. Harrison: Strike swinging, Harrison homered to left center
    • G. Polanco: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Polanco grounded out to second
    • F. Cervelli: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cervelli singled to left
    • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Mercer flied out to center
    • David Freese hit for Wade LeBlanc
    • D. Freese: Strike looking, Ball, Freese singled to right, Cervelli to second
    • S. Marte: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Marte walked, Cervelli to third, Freese to second
    • Buddy Baumann relieved Phil Maton
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Frazier singled to left, Cervelli scored, Freese to third, Marte to second
    • Craig Stammen relieved Buddy Baumann
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, McCutchen popped out to first
    • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • G. Cole Pitching:
    • D. Coleman: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Coleman struck out swinging
    • D. Lamet: Lamet singled to right
    • M. Margot: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Margot struck out looking
    • C. Asuaje: Strike swinging, Ball, Asuaje flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • John Jaso hit for Gerrit Cole
    • J. Jaso: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Jaso grounded out to pitcher
    • S. Marte: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Marte lined out to center
    • A. Frazier: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Frazier walked
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, McCutchen walked, Frazier to second
    • Phil Maton relieved Dinelson Lamet
    • J. Bell: Ball, Ball, Bell flied out to shallow right
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • G. Cole Pitching:
    • C. Spangenberg: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Spangenberg struck out looking
    • Y. Solarte: Foul, Ball, Foul, Solarte reached on an infield single to pitcher
    • W. Myers: Myers homered to center, Solarte scored
    • L. Torrens: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Torrens grounded out to pitcher
    • H. Renfroe: Renfroe lined out to left
    • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Lamet Pitching:
    • G. Polanco: Ball, Strike looking, Polanco grounded out to shortstop
    • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cervelli struck out swinging
    • J. Mercer: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Mercer struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • G. Cole Pitching:
    • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Renfroe singled to left
    • D. Coleman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Coleman doubled to deep left, Renfroe to third
    • D. Lamet: Foul, Ball, Lamet popped out to second
    • M. Margot: Ball, Ball, Margot grounded out to pitcher
    • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Ball, Asuaje flied out to right
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Luis Torrens catching
    • S. Marte: Strike swinging, Ball, Marte grounded bunt out to pitcher
    • A. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Frazier grounded out to catcher
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, McCutchen walked
    • J. Bell: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Bell singled to right, McCutchen to second
    • J. Harrison: Ball, Strike swinging, Harrison flied out to left
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • G. Cole Pitching:
    • C. Asuaje: Ball, Asuaje fouled out to third
    • C. Spangenberg: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Spangenberg walked
    • Y. Solarte: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Solarte grounded out to pitcher, Spangenberg to second
    • W. Myers: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Myers doubled to left, Spangenberg scored
    • H. Sanchez: Sanchez popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Lamet Pitching:
    • F. Cervelli: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cervelli grounded out to third
    • J. Mercer: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mercer struck out swinging
    • G. Cole: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Cole struck out looking
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • G. Cole Pitching:
    • H. Renfroe: Ball, Foul, Ball, Renfroe flied out to left
    • D. Coleman: Coleman singled to right
    • D. Lamet: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Lamet struck out bunting foul
    • M. Margot: Ball, Ball, Coleman stole second, Ball, Margot lined out to right
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Lamet Pitching:
    • J. Bell: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Bell popped out to third
    • J. Harrison: Ball, Foul, Harrison grounded out to shortstop
    • G. Polanco: Ball, Ball, Polanco popped out to third
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • G. Cole Pitching:
    • M. Margot: Strike looking, Margot fouled out to first
    • C. Asuaje: Ball, Asuaje flied out to center
    • C. Spangenberg: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Spangenberg walked
    • Y. Solarte: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Solarte singled to right, Spangenberg to third
    • W. Myers: Strike looking, Ball, Myers hit by pitch, Solarte to second
    • H. Sanchez: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Sanchez struck out looking
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Lamet Pitching:
    • S. Marte: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Marte hit by pitch
    • A. Frazier: Frazier grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Marte out at second
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, McCutchen struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)