Big Sunday Win By Padres Foils San Francisco Sweep.
The Padres snapped a five game losing streak with a big 7-1 win to avoid being swept by the visiting Giants. The Giants destroyed the Friars in the opener on Friday 10-1 thanks to an eight run third, the most given up by the Padres in Petco Park history.
The Padres lost the series on Saturday night when there ninth inning comeback fell just short when former San Diego right hander Clay Hensley struck out Mark Kotsay with the tying run on first.
But the Padres win on Sunday knocked the Giants out of first place. Cameron Maybin went 4-5, with three RBIs. Everth Cabrera and Will Venable each added three hits and combine for three runs batted in. Alexi Amarista and Yonder Alonso each had two hits as well. Everth went 5-11 with three RBIs and stole his 21st bag in as many tries. He also was 15 for 15 in Tucson, pushing his total to 36 stolen bases without getting caught this season.
The Padres will welcome the Pirates to Petco tomorrow for a three game series. Below is a game by game recap of the Friars weekend battle against the hated Giants.
The Friarhood player of the series goes to Cabrera.
Friday, August 17th, 2012
Giants 10, Padres 1
WP Matt Cain (12-5) 8IP 4H 1R 1ER 0BB 6K 0HR
LP Ross Ohlendorf (4-4) 2.1IP 6H 8R 8ER 2BB 2K 1HR
With the exception of a Matt Cain popping up on a bunt, Ross Ohlendorf could not get a man out in the third inning when he gave up seven of the Giants eight runs in the third.
Already up 1-0 on a Marco Scutaro solo homer in the first, Brandon Crawford led off the third with a double. After Cain popped up bunting, Angel Pagan tripled in Crawford. Scutaro then singled to put the Giants up 3-0.
Scutaro then stole second and advanced to third on an error by Yasmani Grandal. He then scored on a single by Pablo Sandoval. Buster Posey then drew a walk. Hunter Pence then double down the line in left, scoring Sandoval and moving Posey to third. Posey then came in on a passed ball when Grandal was crossed up by Ohlendorf.
Brandon Belt then walked prompting Bud Black to pull his starter in favor of Miles Mikolas. Gregor Blanco then lofted a bloop single over the infield into left, scoring Pence for a 7-0 lead. Brandon Crawford then grounded into a force-out at second, advancing Belt to third. Matt Cain then singled to left to score Belt. Mikolas then threw a wild pitch to move both men into scoring position. Pagan then hit a 50 foot grounder to third, scoring Crawford without a play to make it 9-0 Giants. Scutaro then grounded to short to finally end the inning in which all nine batters reached base.
Yonder Alonso doubled and then scored on a single by Everth Cabrera two batters later. Alonso