With an RBI and two hits in five at-bats, the baseball player from Sinceleja Jorge Alfaro was the protagonist on the night of Tuesday, June 21, in the 2-3 victory of the San Diego Padres over the Arizona Diamondbacks at the Petco Park stadium, within the framework of the 70th day of the 2022 season of Major League Baseball (MLB).
The game -which began at 8:40 pm Colombian time- finished even in runs 2-2 on the board until the end of the ninth inning and in the extrainning the locals got the victory thanks to the ‘golden hit’ connected by the Colombianwhich led to the winning run with a single in the eleventh inning to give the Padres.
San Diego Padres interim manager Ryan Christenson was quick to praise Alfaro’s work in victory number 43 of the season:
It’s good to see your focus morph into something we can really work with right now. He’s narrowed down that zone a lot here at the end of this year and that’s allowed him to have some success and some big hits for us.
Eric Hosmer hit the game-tying homer in the sixth inning for the Padres, who played their second game without Manny Machado since the All-Star third baseman sprained his left ankle Sunday at Colorado. For his part, South Korean shortstop Ha-Seong Kim recorded a double RBI for the 2-0 comeback that won Arizona. This was Hosmer’s home run that allowed the score to be equalized in the bottom of the sixth inning:
In post-match reactions, he also catcher Colombian from San Diego Padres told how he strategically devised the play to win the victory against his home:
On my first shot I tried to cut the ball in half. I went out and had to relax. I put it on the ground and it passed. Azocar can run, so he was like yelling, ‘Score, score, please!’
The Bearas Alfaro is also known, so he got his second walk-off of the 2022 campaign and also drove in the 17th race of the season for his teammates from the Californian franchise as follows:
José Azócar was at second base and Eric Hosmer at first when the count between Alfaro and Buddy Kennedy (Arizona pitcher) was 2-1 in favor of the national player. The American pitcher threw the fourth ball of the duel, which traveled at 93 miles per hour and finalized the result for San Diego around 12:35 am on Wednesday, June 22.
The Bear managed to hit the ball, sending it into the right field of Petco Park. sugar, which did his job as a pinch runner, shot out into the home to sentence the game. The Venezuelan showed all his speed and slid spectacularly to avoid being struck out.
The umpire determined that the outfielder from Güiria beat the catcher and in this way the Padres celebrated a new victory in the 2022 MLB season.
About 3:10 pm Colombian time this Wednesday, June 22, The San Diego Padres once again received the Arizona Diamondbacks and in just the top of the first inning Alfaro served as designated hitter and had a turn at bat for the four runs that the California team baseball players won in their first turn.
About 4:10 pm San Diego got its fifth run in what would translate to its 44th victory of the season before tomorrow they host the Philadelphia Pillies on Round 72 of the regular season.
Palmeiras, who still has 50% of Miguel Ángel Borja’s rights, could prevent the Colombian from going to RiverSO