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Sunday, May 5, 2024


After Shocking Trade, Luis Arraez Makes San Diego Padres Team History in Debut

GUEST BLOG / By Brady Farkas, Fan Nation reporter-- Making his debut on Saturday night with the San Diego Padres, Luis Arraez had four hits, making some team history. 

Last night, the San Diego Padres beat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 13-1, at Chase Field in Phoenix. The win moved the Padres to 18-18 on the year while the loss dropped the National League champions to a disappointing 14-20. 

The Padres got offensive help from multiple places in this one as Jake Cronenworth went 2-for-5 and Jurickson Profar went 3-for-4 with two RBI. Profar and Ha-Seong Kim each had homers in the win, and the new guy, Luis Arraez, made quite the impression too. 

After being shockingly traded to the Padres on Friday night, Arraez went 4-for-5 in his team debut, hitting right at the top of the order. With his performance, he made some unique team history as well. Arraez is now hitting .315 for the year and should help set the table for the Padres' power hitters in the middle of the order. 

The 27-year-old is arguably the best pure hitter in the game, having won two consecutive batting titles. He captured the award in 2022 with the Minnesota Twins and in 2023 with the Marlins. He's hit .316 and .354 in those years, respectively. 

The Padres and Diamondbacks will play again this afternoon with first pitch coming at 1:10 p.m. Pacific time.  That is if a light overnight rain clears before game time.

 Images courtesy / Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

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