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San Francisco Giants Lose Series and Homestand

Apr 30, 2017; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Diego Padres catcher Hector Sanchez (44) celebrates with third baseman Luis Sardinas (2) and third baseman Cory Spangenberg (15) after hitting a two-run home run against the San Francisco Giants in the ninth inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 30, 2017; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Diego Padres catcher Hector Sanchez (44) celebrates with third baseman Luis Sardinas (2) and third baseman Cory Spangenberg (15) after hitting a two-run home run against the San Francisco Giants in the ninth inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports
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The San Diego Padres defeated the San Francisco Giants 5-2 Sunday, winning the series and handing the Giants a losing homestand.

Ty Blach pitched seven scoreless innings for the San Francisco Giants, but it wasn’t enough as Wil Myers hit a three run home run in the 12th inning.

For all of the team’s struggles this season, the pitching staff had really been a source of stability. The starting staff, even without Madison Bumgarner, have kept the Giants in nearly every game since his injury.

The bullpen, despite a terrible inning last night, had been one of the stronger bullpens in baseball in April.

Blach has been a part of both, beginning the season in the bullpen as the team’s only left handed pitcher, to taking over for Bumgarner in the starting rotation.

He did a great MadBum impression, pitching seven scoreless and starting the scoring for the Giants. In the fifth inning, Blach hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Joe Panik.

Michael Morse added a run in the sixth inning with an double that scored his friend Hunter Pence.

Former Giant Hector Sanchez tied the game in the ninth inning, hitting a two run home run off Mark Melancon. It was Melancon’s second blown save of the season.

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The Giants head to Los Angeles in last place and things won’t get any easier with the next three against the third place Dodgers.

Giant Notes:

  • Derek Law pitched a scoreless eighth inning, despite giving up two hits. It helps when you strike out the side.
  • Hunter Strickland continued his dominance this season, striking out the side as well. In ten innings pitched, he still has yet to allow a run.
  • George Kontos did pitch a scoreless 11th inning before giving up the three run home run in the 12th.
  • Buster Posey had a three hit game, and is now hitting .354 on the season.

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Next: What Will it Take to Turn the Season Around?

The Giants begin a series in Los Angeles against the Dodgers tomorrow, beginning with a battle of aces, Johnny Cueto and Clayton Kershaw.

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