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San Francisco Giants Drop Second Straight to Padres Behind Dubious Replay

SAN DIEGO, CA - APRIL 14: Joe Panik #12 of the San Francisco Giants is tagged out at the plate by A.J. Ellis #17 of the San Diego Padres during the seventh inning of a baseball game at PETCO Park on April 14, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - APRIL 14: Joe Panik #12 of the San Francisco Giants is tagged out at the plate by A.J. Ellis #17 of the San Diego Padres during the seventh inning of a baseball game at PETCO Park on April 14, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
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The San Francisco Giants have blown it yet again. A 4-2 lead turned into a 5-4 loss to the Padres.

The San Francisco Giants started out slow, again, with Derek Holland on the mound. An early 2-0 deficit had the Giants worried. But Evan Longoria quickly snapped the Giants out of that.

His second home-run of the year went very far into the upper deck and put a charge into the Giants dugout. Nick Hundley got on base ahead of him with his second base hit of the season.

Brandon Crawford then followed with a triple, and Austin Jackson got him in to make it 3-2. Andrew McCutchen‘s second deck shot made it 4-2. Then things got weird.

Derek Holland had trouble finding the zone and the Padres made it 4-3. Then Reyes Moronta came in and got out of the jam. He came out for the sixth inning and cruised through the first two batters and walked the second. Then came the merry go round.

Bruce Bochy for some reason decided to pull Moronta, and bring in Osich without a clean start to the inning. Of course that didn’t go well, and after one batter, he had Cory Gearrin in there. He got out of it though, and that was it.

Joe Panik hit a triple in the top of the seventh inning. Andrew McCutchen came up to the plate and absolutely destroyed a ball to deep left field. Hunter Renfroe caught it, and fired home to the cutoff who turned and got Panik initially. But the call went to review, and in 3/4 shots, it looked like the tag missed Panik, and he got his foot in. But apparently New York was asleep and nobody answered when the umpires phoned in to look, so they just kept him out (jokes).

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That replay became the turning point as Gearrin allowed a single and a home-run to give the Padres the 5-4 lead.

The Giants drop to 6-8 on the young season.

They’ll finish the series with the Padres in a matchup between two rookies, in Tyler Beede and Joey Lucchesi.

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