Padres Cash In on Pitching Health

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The Giants were swept by the Padres at Petco over the weekend. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Giants Recap

It was the Giants coming to town when the fun really started for the Padres. Though Padres fans would rather have played spoiler against the Dodgers than the Giants, there is no love lost between these now arrogant Giants fans who just say “2010” and “2012” when you start taunting them. I really hope the Dodgers don’t win the World Series this year because that would make them even more unbearable than they are already.

Odrisamer Despaigne came into the majors with a flourish, starting out 3-0 with some dominating outings, before getting the closest to a no-hitter of any other Padres pitcher this year. He has struggled some since, but did good enough on Friday to get the 7 inning victory allowing zero runs. He has only allowed 1 earned run in 20 innings against the Giants. Yondervis Solarte led off and went 2-4 in the victory, with Cameron Maybin and Amarista driving in two runs each to pace the offense in the 5-0 victory.

Saturday night Andrew Cashner again flexed his pitching muscles and his bat. He tripled and singled at the plate, in addition of course to 8 strong innings striking out 7. He pitched into the 9th but allowed a homer and single, bringing in the Quack Attack who allowed two hits but closed it out for the victory. Cashner can do it all, and his health is key to 2015. More on that later however. The Padres won 3-2.

 The Padres closed out the week Sunday with a bang. They started slow, and the game was just 1-0 Padres threw 5 1/3. However, they busted out the sticks in the bottom of the 6th as they scored 5 runs and chased Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong, though two Giants errors also plagued his boxscore line. Kennedy pitched into the 7th before Garces, Nick Vincent, and Joaquin Benoit finished things off for the night. The final score was 8-2.