San Diego, CA- For months San Diego Padres fans have been clamoring for the Padres to give talented rookie Tommy Medica the full time job at first base and last night Tommy Medica showed why.
Tommy Medica had the best game of his career going 5 for 5 with two home runs, four RBI’s and four runs scored. According to Padres Communications Coordinator Patrick Kurish, Tommy Medica is the first player in Padres franchise history to collect 11 total bases and steal a base in a single game. Tommy Medica also now is one of two rookies in Padres franchise history with five hits in one game.
For Tommy Medica this was his first multi-home run game in his career and he became the 28th Padre to have a multi-homer game in Petco Park history.
Tommy Medica started the scoring early with a two-run home run in the bottom of the first to give the Padres a 2-0 lead. Jedd Gyorko would extend the Padres lead to 3-0 in the bottom of the third on an RBI double. Tommy Medica would follow with his second two-run home run of the game, a 438-foot bomb to increase the Padres lead to 5-0.
In the bottom of the 6th Abraham Almonte leadoff the inning with a double his first hit as a Padre and would score on an RBI single by Everth Cabrera to extend the Padres lead to 6-0. The Padres would tack on four more runs on an RBI single by Will Venable, an RBI double by Yonder Alonso and an RBI groundout by Abraham Almonte to extend the Padres lead to 10-1.
Eric Stults also had a solid night on the mound for the Padres, allowing one unearned run on two hits in 6.1 innings of work.