The rubber match of this three game series between the Giants and Padres featured Ty Blach and Travis Wood. The Giants, losers of seven of their last 10 games were looking to take a series against the division rivals who they hope to pass before the season ends.
First few innings being fairly quiet for both sides, the scoring got started in the bottom of the third inning, as Travis Wood (yes the pitcher) homers off Blach to give the Dad’s an early 1-0 lead.
Blach would settle down for another inning or two, as his offense tried to get him just a couple runs. Bottom of the fifth, Giants load the bases with a Ty Blach double, Kelby Tomlinson walk, and a Gorkys Hernandez single. Following the bases loaded, one out situation, Hunter Pence and Nick Hundley would be sent packing as the Giants best scoring opportunity of the night doesnt produce.
Blach would throw a lot of pitches, but only gave up one run through 5.1 IP. That is until the rest of the sixth inning happened and Jose Pirela launched a solo homer, followed by Wil Myers double. Myers would come around to score on a past ball, then Jabari Blash would walk and later score on an Austin Hedges single, making it 3-0 Padres.
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Blach would be charged with three earned runs over 5.2IP’s as he falls to 8-11 on the season with an ERA at 4.68. Kyle Crick would relieve Blach and allow a fourth run of his own making it 4-0. One positive about tonight, Ty Blach had the most hits on the team as he went 2-2 with a single and a double.
Giants had another small rally in the top of the eighth as Kelby Tomlinson and Hunter Pence walked with two out, but the they would fail to score either of them. Josh Osich who has struggled all year would take the eighth inning and allow an RBI single to Jabari Blash, scoring Wil Myers and making it 5-0 Padres.
Giants bats fail to support their pitchers the past two games, as the team loses yet another series to the Padres. Giants head home to face the Cardinals for four games, and Madison Bumgarner will start game one, starting at 7:15.