Padres Homer to Beat Giants 8-4

John Kentera's 3 Up 3 Down, and Wil Myers After the Game

Braden Surprenant
September 19, 2018 - 11:30 pm

The San Diego Padres used the long ball on Wednesday night to take down the San Francisco Giants 8-4 in the final meeting between the two teams at Petco Park.

The Giants struck first in the top half of the second inning, as they were able to put up three runs on Padres starting pitcher Robbie Erlin. San Francisco led off the inning with back-to-back singles by Nick Hundley and Brandon Crawford. Erlin was able to get the next two batters out before walking the bases loaded. With the bases loaded and two outs, Giants starting pitcher Chris Stratton stepped up to the plate and delivered abases clearing double to the right center field gap. That was Stratton’s first career extra base hit and a career high three runs batted in.

The San Diego Padres would have a great second inning of their own! Eric Hosmer worked a walk to get things started, which was then followed by a Franmil Reyes single that extended his hit streak to eleven games, which also set a career high for Reyes. Corey Spangenberg was the next batter and he punched a single through the right side of the infield to score Hosmer. Freddy Galvis would plate Reyes on a single of his own followed by a Manuel Margot sacrifice fly that scored Spangenberg and tied the game up at 3.

Still in the second inning with Freddy Galvis on base and two outs, Wil Myers crushed a two run blast that landed in the Padres bullpen to give the Friars a 5-3 lead after two innings.

Neither the Padres nor the Giants would score for the next five innings, until San Francisco finally answered in the eighth inning with a Aramis Garcia solo home run to make it a 5-4 ballgame in favor of the Padres.

In the ninth inning, Freddy Galvis put to rest any thought of a Giants comeback when he blasted a three run home run to right field to put the exclamation mark on a Padres 8-4 win.

Winning pitcher tonight was Robbie Erlin for the Padres, who pitched five innings, allowing three runs, on five hits, surrendering two walks and striking out three.

Losing pitcher is Chris Stratton who falls to (10-10) on the year after his three inning performance in which he allowed five runs on six hits, walking one, striking out two and giving up one home run.

With the win, the Padres improve to (61-92) on the year, which means they have to win two out of their next nine games in order to avoid a one-hundred loss season for the first time since 1993.

The Padres will travel up to Los Angeles next to take on the Dodgers who are trying to hold off the Colorado Rockies at a top the National League West. First game of the three game series is on Friday with first pitch at 7:10pm, and the Padres Pregame show staring at 6:10pm on 97.3 The Fan.