San Francisco Giants Lose [Copy and Paste]
By Michael Saltzman
The San Francisco Giants have made it a routine in 2017 to squander chances and miss opportunities to create momentum as they lose once again to the San Diego Padres Sunday, 5-2.
Ty Blach pitched seven innings, but allowed four runs in the fourth inning to blow open a 1-1 game. After back to back games of free baseball and extra innings, the bullpen needed a breather. Blach did provide that, but five runs was too much of a mountain to climb for the Giants.
Wil Myers hit his 20th home run of the season for the Padres in the top of the first inning off Blach. For Myers, who hits right handed, it was his fifth home run at AT&T Park this season. Nick Hundley, the Giants backup catcher, has the most home runs at AT&T Park among right handed batters.
Buster Posey drove in the first run of the game for the Giants with a single to right, scoring Denard Span.
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Gorkys Hernandez drove in the second run of the game on a single to left, scoring Giants rookie Miguel Gomez.
In the seventh inning, Eduardo Nunez singled for his third hit of the game. Then Brandon Belt hit a ball to left field that was dropped by Jabari Blash, but the throw to third was in time to nail Nunez for the final out of the inning. It’s been that kind of a season for the Giants.
- Former Giant Hector Sanchez had two more hits and another run batted in in today’s game. Nine of his 17 hits this season have come against the Giants and his batting average has gone from .158 to .254 since July 9th, with seven of the nine games played against the Giants.
- Gomez had two hits in today’s game, raising his batting average to .250.
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Giants begin their series against the Pittsburgh Pirates tomorrow at 7:15 pm as Matt Cain (3-8 5.49 ERA) takes on Brandon Crawford‘s brother-in-law Gerrit Cole (7-7 4.18.)