Padres Sluger Alvaro Walks Away From The Marlins…And His Mum Who Shot On Mother’s Day – NBC7 San Diego

Padres has not scored a game in 20 consecutive rounds. They were about to be knocked out for the second game in a row, but a prophetic phone call from Colombia changed everything.

Jorge Alfaro hit a pinch, a short distance from home and traveled 449 feet to light Petco Park and give Padres the 3-2 victory on Sunday afternoon. Before the match, he spoke to his mother, Consuelo Belvas, to wish her a happy Mother’s Day, and his mother made a rare prediction.

“I called him earlier, right before the match started. So there are a lot of feelings, you know.”

Jorge, saying he just wanted to make good contact and put the ball in play, swung the first pitch he saw from Cole Solser and didn’t miss.

“When I felt that and saw the ball I loved…this has to go. I can’t explain the feeling now, it’s unbelievable.”

Even before he got home, Alvaro realized his mother was a prophet, which made his first career experience at home all the more special.

“I was running the rules and it was like a dream, you know? Sounds like a dream, like, how do you know that?”

For Alvaro, a moment like this on Mother’s Day couldn’t be more perfect.

“My family means a lot to me. This is my life. It’s all I can think of every time I come to the field, and every time I do something, I think of my family.”

His powerful blast saved a match that was going the wrong way, despite another strong start from Joe Musgrove.

In the fourth inning he gave up a race that almost didn’t happen. Jesus Aguilar shot a volley to the left of the center. Trent Gresham was a hitter in the right midfield gap and had to cover a large area of ​​ground to get to the ball. He could have done it. Grisham’s pigeon and the ball hit the back of his gauntlet, mistaking a spotlight reel and giving Aguilar a double ahead. Score a goal in the sacrifice fly to make the score 1-0.

In the sixth inning, Musgrove ditched Homer’s solo to Jazz Chisholm Jr. for the only other mark of his day. San Diego’s work horse made 108 shots, 72 for strikes.

Padres’ offense has been battling most of the day. They entered the ninth inning with five strokes, all singles.

Then the magic happened.

Jurickson Profar singled to the right and then Grisham hit the right-side hammer. Third baseman Joe Wendell, who was changed, stopped and tried to start a double play, but his throw pulled Miguel Rojas out of the bag and Provar was safe.

So it wasn’t.

Provar looked up and didn’t see anyone covering the third base so he tried to take an extra bag. Pitcher Cole Solser hit Profar on the bag and was flagged down, which looked like it would kill the rally. But, rookie CJ Abrams singles out with two naysayers and then Alfaro blasted a baseball that flew over both bulls in the center left, leading to a huge celebration on the home plate.

The age of Padres Family is now 10-19 years old. They opened a 3-game series against the Cubs on Monday at Petco Park with rookie Mackenzie Gore on the hill against veteran Kyle Hendricks.

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