Three straight wins including a no-hitter isn’t too shabby for the defending World Champions, however a four game sweep of the Padres was not to be. Sunday afternoon was less than favorable for starter Barry Zito as he allowed four runs in two plus innings as well as three home runs.
The Padres got some measure of revenge for Lincecum’s no hitter on Saturday, tattooing Giants pitching for 10 runs and 12 hits, including four home runs. Will Venable, Chris Denorfia, Nick Hundley and Carlos Quentin all homered and had multi-hit games.
The Giants actually got off to a good start with leadoff hitter Andres Torres roping a triple to begin the game. He scored on Marco Scutaro’s RBI single, and just two batters into the game, the Giants found themselves in the lead. They were unable to score any additional runs and entered the bottom of the first with a one run advantage.
It would be short lived as leadoff hitter Everth Cabrera single to left. Zito caught Cabrera leaning and picked him off ...