MILWAUKEE -- The Padres' long-term outfield plans are still wide open. Tuesday night offered quite the audition.Franmil Reyes, Manuel Margot and Hunter Renfroe all went deep in an 11-5 victory over the Brewers at Miller Park. The trio combined to go 8-for-14 with 10 RBIs, and San Diego's 11th run
MILWAUKEE -- The Padres' long-term outfield plans are still wide open. Tuesday night offered quite the audition.
Franmil Reyes, Manuel Margot and Hunter Renfroe all went deep in an 11-5 victory over the Brewers at Miller Park. The trio combined to go 8-for-14 with 10 RBIs, and San Diego's 11th run scored when Margot motored home on a throwing error following an RBI triple in the ninth.
While William Myers battles a left foot contusion, Reyes, Margot and Renfroe will continue to have a chance to earn more playing time -- both now and in the future. Thus far, they've seized upon that opportunity.
"It's fun," Padres manager Andy Green said. "You want to see those guys rise up."
Reyes reached base in all four of his plate appearances, notching a career-high three hits. He homered in the fourth, but his loudest contribution was a go-ahead two-run double in the seventh against Brewers All-Star reliever Josh Hader.
"This pitcher is one of the best in the big leagues right now," said Reyes, whose go-ahead double came off the bat at 108 mph and went to left-center field. "I was just waiting for one pitch to do damage. I got it. I took advantage of it."
Renfroe, who went 2-for-6, extended the Padres' lead to 9-5 in the eighth with a two-run homer into the left-field seats. Margot went 3-for-5 with a career-high five RBIs, which included a solo homer in the fifth and a game-tying sacrifice fly in the sixth.
Margot scored on a "Little League home run" in the ninth when he tripled over the head of left fielder Christian Yelich and scored when Jonathan Schoop made a wild throw to third on the cutoff. It marked the seventh consecutive inning in which San Diego scored.
The Padres have long believed that Margot could be their center fielder of the future, which he continues to look like he could be. For Reyes, Renfroe and Travis Jankowski, however, it could be a three-player battle for one spot when Myers returns.
"You just want to see them compete to win baseball games and have fun," Green said. "It'll figure itself out in time. Obviously, they're sitting there with opportunity right now, and you want to see them take advantage of it."
Starter Clayton Richard allowed four runs in the first, giving up two-run homers to Jesus Aguilar and Mike Moustakas. But Richard settled in for five innings, allowing only one more run.
Richard wasn't his sharpest, allowing seven hits and striking out three. But five Padres relievers combined to toss four scoreless frames as the offense continued to pad its lead.
"At some point in time, everybody had a big at-bat that put us in a position to come back and win that baseball game," Green said.
EASY AS 1-2-3
Right-hander Trey Wingenter made his big league debut with a six-run lead in the bottom of the ninth. But he wasn't exactly handed a soft landing.
Wingenter faced a trio of National League All-Stars in Lorenzo Cain, Yelich and Jesus Aguilar. The 6-foot-7 righty retired them in order, getting Cain to fly out to center, Yelich to strike out swinging and Aguilar to ground out to first base.
"I was just trying to control it, keep the ball from going to the backstop" Wingenter said.
Wingenter posted a 3.45 ERA in 40 games for Triple-A El Paso this season. With Brad Hand, Adam Cimber and Jordan Lyles no longer in the Padres' bullpen, Wingenter is expected to get an extended look during the season's final two months.
YOU GOTTA SEE THIS
Freddy Galvis is making dazzling plays nearly every night. On Tuesday, he made one in the seventh, after the Padres had just taken a two-run lead on Reyes' double.
Cain led off by sending a grounder toward the hole between third and shortstop. Galvis ranged three steps to his right, then made a sliding backhanded stop. From his knees, he made a perfect throw to first, getting Cain by half a step.
Is there anything Galvis does with his glove that surprises Green anymore?
"No, not really," Green said. "I suppose if he made an error, it would. But he didn't do that."
HE SAID IT
"I know I deserve to be here. I feel comfortable right now, really comfortable." -- Reyes, on his maturation in the big leagues
Right-hander Brett Kennedy makes his long-awaited big league debut when the series against the Brewers continues at 5:10 p.m. PT on Wednesday. In a loaded San Diego farm system, Kennedy isn't a top-30 prospect, but he's been dominant in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League this season, where he went 10-0 with a 2.72 ERA in 16 starts. Kennedy will oppose former Padres right-hander Jhoulys Chacin, who starts for the Brewers.
AJ Cassavell covers the Padres for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @ajcassavell.