San Diego Padres
Ian Kennedy beat an NL West opponent for the first time in 12 starts this season, pitching the San Diego Padres past the San Francisco Giants 4-1 Monday.
As their team enters the All-Star break six and a half games back in their division, Giants fans found something to feel good about with Tim Lincecum’s no-hitter against the Padres in San Diego Saturday night.
Barry Zito had another road misadventure, forcing the San Francisco Giants to be happy with winning three of four games against the last-place San Diego Padres.
Carlos Quentin hit one of San Diego’s four home runs and drove in three runs as the Padres routed Barry Zito and the San Francisco Giants 10-1 on Sunday
Tim Lincecum has thrown his first career no-hitter and the second in the majors in 11 days, a gem saved by a spectacular diving catch by right fielder Hunter Pence in the San Francisco Giants’ 9-0 win against the last-place San Diego Padres on Saturday night.
The San Diego Padres got off to a good start against All-Star lefty Madison Bumgarner, scoring two runs on three hits in the first inning. They wouldn’t score again all night.
Since the San Francisco Giants took two of three from San Diego three weeks ago, little has gone right for the reigning World Series champions.
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.