The Padres lost their last home game of the year on Sunday, also losing their fourth consecutive series as their season comes to a close. Huston Streets first blown save of the season ended with their sixth loss in the last 10 games.
The Giants beat the Padres 3-1 on Friday before the Padres answered back with a convincing 7-3 win on Saturday. But Huston Street surrendered both a game tying and go-ahead homer in the ninth on Sunday to give the Giants a 7-5 win.
The Padres will wrap up the season starting Monday in Milwaukee with a three game series at Miller Park. Below is a recap of their final home series at Petco Park against the San Francisco Giants.
Friday, September 28th
Giants 3, Padres 1
WP Ryan Vogelsong (14-9) 6IP 5H 1R 0ER 1BB 4K 0HR
LP Andrew Werner (2-3) 4.2IP 8H 3R 3ER 1BB 2K 0HR
S Santiago Casilla (25) 0.2IP 2H 0R 0ER 0BB 0K 0HR
Andrew Werner had another rough outing as he gave up three runs and eight hits, unable to finish the fifth inning. His counterpart Ryan Vogelsong was quite the opposite, winning his second straight start with six strong innings pitched, allowing only an unearned run on five hits, walking none.
The Giants got on the board first with a RBI infield single by Hunter Pence in the top of the third, scoring Buster Posey from third. The added another run the next inning on a two-run double by Pablo Sandoval giving them a 3-0 lead.
Yonder Alonso drove in Will Venable from third to put the Padres on the board in the sixth. Venable reached on a base hit before advancing to third on Brandon Belt’s throwing error on a groundball hit by Chase Headley.
The Padres got the go-ahead run to the plate in the form of slugger Carlos Quentin with two out in the ninth. Quentin however grounded out to third to end the game and give Santiago Casilla his 25th
save of the year.
Saturday, September 29th
Padres 7, Giants 3
WP Eric Stults (8-3) 6IP 6H 3R 3ER 3BB 5K 1HR
LP Madison Bumgarner (16-11) 4H 5R 4ER 2BB 4K 2HR
The Giants got on the board first with a three run homer by Hunter Pence with two outs in the top of the first. But Cameron Maybin made an amazing catch to rob the next batter, Xavier Nady, of a home run of his own for the third out of the inning. That was a turning point of the game as it was all Padres after, scoring seven unanswered runs for 7-3 win on Saturday.
The Padres got a couple runs in the first with a run scoring groundout by Chase Headley followed by a sac fly by Yasmani Grandal to cut the lead to one.
Headley then launched his 30th
homer of the season, a two-run jack to center in the bottom of the third to give the Padres a 4-3 lead. Two batters later Jesus Guzman launched a solo shot to left to give the Padres a 5-3 lead.
Grandal and Guzman knocked in two more runs in the fifth on a single and double respectively, pushing the score to 7-3.
Cameron Maybin wasn’t done with his highlight-reel defense when he made a diving basket catch, running full speed to snag a ball off the bat of Brandon Belt in the ninth, helping close out the Friars 7-3 victory.
Sunday, September 30th
Giants 7, Padres 5
WP Shane Loux (1-0) 1IP 1H 0R 0ER 1BB 0K 0HR
LP Huston Street (2-1) 1IP 3H 3R 3ER 0BB 1K 2HR
S Sergio Romo (13) 1IP 1H 0R 0ER 0BB 1K 0HR
After surrendering a run to the Giants in the first, the Padres came back and led the entire game until Huston Street blew his first save, giving up three runs that lead to the Padres losing their final game of the season at Petco Park. Street’s first blown save also featured his first home run given up, a game tying shot to Xavier Nady into the beachers beyond the centerfield wall. Two batters later Hunter Pence gave the Giants a 7-5 lead with his second home run of the series, a two-run shot to center as well.
The Giants took an early lead for the third straight game on a groundout by Aubrey Huff, scoring Gregor Blanco from third. This lead held until the third when Logan Forsythe launched a mammoth shot to left with a runner on to give the Friars a 2-1 advantage.
Edinson Volquez appeared to get out of a jam in the fourth when Brandon Belt made a mental error tagging on a base hit to right, thinking the ball was caught. Chris Denorfia fired a strike home to nail Belt at the plate for the second out. But Volquez then walked the bases loaded issuing a free pass to pitcher Tim Lincecum. He then walked in Joaquin Arias, allowing the Giants to tie the game at two all.
Yasmani Grandal broke up the tie right away in the bottom of the ninth when he launched the ball on a line over the fence in deep right-center to give the Padres a 3-2 lead. The next inning Everth Cabrera walked and then stole second for his 40th
stolen base of the season. He then stole third and trotted home when Hector Sanchez threw the ball into left field, giving the Padres a two run lead.
Lincecum gave up another long ball to Chase Headley in the bottom of the sixth to put San Diego up 5-2.
But the Giants came back with two runs in the eighth on a RBI single by Brandon Belt followed by a sac fly by Brandon Crawford to cut the lead to one.
Huston Street then came in and took his first loss of the year from the blown save, giving the Giants a series clinching 7-5 victory.