Padres News: Game Recaps – April 10th and 11th


Good evening, Friar Faithful!

After dropping two games in a row, the San Diego Padres have managed to take two from the visiting San Francisco Giants.

Friday night, Brandon Morrow pitched a gem for the Padres against Tim Lincecum. Morrow, who won the fifth starting spot this spring, threw seven scoreless innings. Wil Myers hit an RBI double off the right-field wall with one out in the eighth inning to give the Padres a 1-0 lead. Then Craig Kimbrel entered the game to Guns n Roses’ “Welcome to the Jungle” and got his first save as a Padres.

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You guys are going to love Kimbrel’s entrance when you see it for yourselves. Loud music, the crowd pumped, and FIRE shooting off the scoreboard. Awesome.

Saturday may have featured a World Series rematch of James Shields and Madison Bumgarner, but we were not treated to another pitchers duel between two club aces.

The San Diego Padres brought the pain tonight against the Giants. Raking up 19 hits for a 10-2 victory over the defending World Series Champs.

Shields threw seven innings, giving up only three hits and a solo home run.

Bumgarner, however, surrendered ten hits and five runs before being pulled after three innings.

Shields was terrific on the mound, but the Padres offense deserves a lot of credit after collecting one run the previous two games. Personally, I was beginning to get a bit worried about whether this “re-tooled” Padres lineup was really going to live up to the hype. Saturday night’s performance definitely helped settle some nerves.

What did you guys think of Friday and Saturday’s performances by the Pads? Thoughts on the season so far?

Sunday, former Padre great Jake Peavy will take the mound for the Giants against Tyson Ross.

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