Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres.
Three of the seven youngest players to play for the Padres are currently with the ballclub.
Shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. debuted on Opening Day as the fifth-youngest player in the history of the franchise at 20 years, 85 days.
Left-handed pitcher Adrian Morejon became the sixth-youngest Padre when he made his Major League debut at 20 years, 144 days on Sunday. He also became the second-youngest pitcher to start a game for San Diego.
And right-handed reliever Andres Munoz was the seventh-youngest player to debut as a Padre on July 12 at 20 years, 177 days.
Outfielder Brian Greer was the youngest Padre when he made his Major League debut in 1977 at 18 years, 122 days. Jay Franklin was 18 years and 172 days old when he debuted in '71. Catcher/first baseman Mike Ivie was 19 years and 27 days old when he debuted in '71. And second baseman Roberto Alomar was 20 years and 77 days old at the time of his '88 debut.
This is the first time the Padres have had three 20-year-olds on the roster since the inaugural club had four during the 1969 season.
Morejon was also the 12th Padres player to make his Major League debut this season. That is the highest total in the Major Leagues. Right-handed reliever Michel Baez will push that count to 13 when he debuts.
The youngest Padres pitcher to make a Major League start was Franklin at 18 years, 189 days on Sept. 21, 1971.
• The Padres are 10-9 at Wrigley Field since 2014. With Sunday’s win, they are also 26-19 against teams with winning records this season. But they are also 2-7 since the All-Star break, 5-11 over their past 16 games and 21-33 against teams with a losing record this season.
• Right-hander Cal Quantrill has a 0.79 ERA and a 0.883 WHIP in five appearances out of the bullpen this season. He has given up a run on six hits and four walks as a reliever in 11 1/3 innings. His overall ERA dropped from 4.21 to 3.76 with Sunday’s 5 2/3-inning scoreless appearance in relief of Morejon, which equaled a 2018, 5 2/3-inning Robbie Erlin outing as the longest relief appearance by a Padres pitcher in the past 11 seasons. Including two starts, Quantrill has a 1.66 ERA in his past seven outings.
• First baseman Eric Hosmer was 1-for-4 Sunday to extend his hitting streak to seven straight games, which is the longest active streak by a Padre. He is 10-for-31 during the streak with three doubles, although he has no RBIs and has scored just once.
• Tatis is 5-for-17 with two homers and six RBIs during his four-game hitting streak. He has also drawn two walks. Sunday was his second game with three or more RBIs in a span of 10 games, and the second such game of his career.
• Righty Kirby Yates picked up his 32nd save in 34 opportunities Sunday. He has not allowed an earned run in his past eight outings dating back to June 23, lowering his ERA from 1.36 to 1.05. During the run, Yates has allowed an unearned run on five hits and no walks with 16 strikeouts in 10 innings.