With Cards Stacked Against Them, Padres Lose Series
By Nick Lee
Apr 19, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko (9) waits for the pitch in the second inning against the San Francisco Giants at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Game 3 W, 9-5
The soggy Saturday night game was much kinder to the Friars. They collected 9 hits including 4 with runners in scoring position. Seth Smith, Abraham Almonte and Jedd Gyorko all had multi-hit nights. Smith reached base 4 times with 3 hits and a walk, pushing his average to .297. Jake Goebbert also had a good game, driving in 3 runs with one swing, a bases-clearing triple.
The game started off ugly San Diego. The Cardinals hit 3 doubles to drive in 4 runs to take a 4-0 lead in the 2nd. It seemed the Padres were heading for a 3rd straight loss. Jesse Hahn was not at his sharpest, allowing 7 hits and 5 runs. The very next inning, however, the Padres responded. After scoring to make it 4-1 and loading the bases, Goebbert proceeded to unload them with a 3-run, game-tying triple.
Matt Adams hit a triple of his own in the 5th, giving the Cardinals the lead once again. Before the 1 hour and 46 minute rain delay, Gyorko did some serious damage. He too unloaded the bases, hitting a grand slam that barely cleared the left field wall, promptly giving the Padres an 8-5 lead before the delay. Seth Smith added an RBI single in the 8th giving the Padres the 9-5 victory. Gyorko finished with 5 RBI.