The Padres took the season series from the Giants with a 4-1 win last night in Game two of a four game series to wrap up the season.
The Padres sent Ian Kennedy to the bump to face off against the Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong, Ian Kennedy finished his season with a very strong outing going seven strong innings giving up four hits and one unearned run, while walking two and striking out six Giants Batters.
Ryan Vogelsong struggled in his final start of the regular season only going 5.1 innings giving up six hits and four runs, but only three earned, while walking two and striking out five Padre batters.
The Padres struck first last night in the very first inning off of Vogelsong. It started when Will Venable singled with one out, and was brought home when Yasmani Grandal hit a single.
Although the Padres took the lead, the Giants weren’t about to just lie down, and in the second they struck, but with a little help from the Padres, It started with a Brandon Belt single, and on a Andrew Susac ground ball to short, the Padres second baseman Jedd Gyroko missed the catch and that advanced Belt to 3rd, and he was driven home on a Brandon Crawford sac fly.
The Padres weren’t about to let the Giants take the lead and in the 6th, the Friars were swinging their bats, the inning started with a double by Jedd Gyroko, he was brought home when Seth Smith doubled and this put the Friars up 2-1. They weren’t done there and on a Rene Rivera single the Padres scored 2 more with Yasmani Grandal and Seth Smith scoring. This would put the Padres up 4-1 and would end up being the final score of the game.
Ian Kennedy got his 13th win of the Year, while Joaquin Benoit got his 11th save of the year. Ryan Vogelsong was tagged with his 13th loss of the year.
The Padres and Giants continue their series today at 1:05 PM PDT from AT&T Park. The Padres will send Eric Stults to the hill he is (8-17) with a 4.42 ERA. He faces off against former Padre Jake Peavy who is (6-4) with a 2.20 ERA splitting time between the Red Sox and Giants this year.
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