San Diego Padres
Gregor Blanco had a pinch hit, two-run triple in the seventh inning, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 4-2 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday.
Both benches cleared after Giants starter Madison Bumgarner threw a pitch behind Padres’ first baseman Jesus Guzman in the second inning of their game Wednesday.
Though Eric Stults has pitched well of late, he’s struggled this season against the San Francisco Giants. Madison Bumgarner, meanwhile, has never lost at hometo Stults’ San Diego Padres.
Zito threw seven shutout innings in a home win over the Padres on April 21, but was hindered by five unearned runs in an 8-7 loss in San Diego six days later.
The San Diego Padres beat San Francisco 6-4 Sunday for their 1st 3-game sweep of the Giants since May 2010.
The San Diego Padres are in position to sweep a series from the San Francisco Giants for the first time in three seasons.
The latest was an 8-7 defeat to the San Diego Padres in 12 innings on Saturday night, and it stung a bit more than the others because the Giants gave it away.
Barry Zito and Chad Gaudin combined on a six-hitter, Buster Posey homered and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 5-0 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
Few starting pitchers have been better than Madison Bumgarner thus far. There may not be one off to a worse start than Edinson Volquez. Those two squaring off appears to give the San Francisco Giants a big edge Friday night at AT&T Park against the San Diego Padres.
Jedd Gyorko is there to provide a solid bat in the lineup, and he could very well emerge as one of the league’s best offensive second baseman.