ICYMI: Padres Take Series Win After Saturday’s Win vs. Giants
By John Hiatt
The San Diego Padres extend their win streak to three straight , and take the series against the San Fransisco Giants with Saturday’s 3-2 win. The Padres sent Andrew Cashner to the hill for what will be his last home start of the 2014 season, to face off against the San Francisco Giants and their starter Yusmeiro Petit. The Padres’ Andrew Cashner was excellent in last night’s game once again, going 8 strong innings, with 7 punch outs, and only 1 walk. He stumbled in the 9th, giving up a lead-off home run to Hunter Pence, and then a single to Joe Panik, a single by Gregor Blanco brought in a second run, but Cashner still got the win, after the Padres’ closer Kevin Quackenbush shut the door in the 9th.
The Giants starter, Petit was handed the loss after a wild 3rd inning. Abraham Almonte led off the inning with a ground- rule double, but had to be pinch-run for by Will Venable, because he was injured rounding first. Venable came around to score on an error by Joe Panik. The next Padres scoring chance didn’t happen until the 6th inning, when Yasmani Grandal doubled with 1 out in the inning, and was then brought home by a double by Rene Rivera whose double scored 2 runs to put the Padres up 3-0 at the time, a lead in which the Padres wouldn’t relinquish. Seth Smith who walked previously, also scored. Petit was then taken out, and only lasted 5.1 innings, giving up 3 runs, but only 2 were earned, he also gave up 2 walks and struck out 7 on the night.
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Andrew Cashner improves his record to (5-7) with the win, while Petit sees his record fall to (5-5) on the year. The save goes to Kevin Quackenbush, who picked up his 5th save of the year.
The Padres go for the sweep against the Giants this afternoon at 1:05 PM PDT, when they send Ian Kennedy (11-13), with a 3.80 ERA, to the mound against the Giants’ Ryan Vogelsong (8-11), with a 3.98 ERA.
Keep the Faith.