The Padres opened up their series by the Bay on a sour note, losing to the San Francisco Giants, 7-1.
The Giants put the game away early, scoring four runs in the first inning off of Padres starter Clayton Richard. The 2-4 hitters of the Giants were especially hard on Richard, as they went 9-12, including four RBI’s from Buster Posey.
The Giants put the Padres away in the fifth, when Buster Posey took Clayton Richard deep. It was a rough outing for Richard, as he gave up seven earned runs in his five innings of work. Richard took the loss in the game, and his record fell to 7-11.
Padres sparkplug Alexi Amarista left the game in the fifth with a jammed thumb. His status has not been released, but hopefully the diminutive Padre will avoid the disabled list. Yasmani Grandal had 2 hits in the game for the Padres, raising his average to .299 on the year.