SAN FRANCISCO >> So much for we come. Pence bold pronouncement about the Giants jerseys following their three game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks jerseys over the weekend seemed to have some teeth to it. But upon returning home to AT Park on Monday night, the more familiar punchless bunch resurfaced and suffered a very costly loss with just 19 games left on the schedule.
The Giants jerseys were snuffed by the San Diego Padres jerseys 4 0 the same Padres jerseys who had lost 11 straight times at AT dating back to last year and looked awfully dismal doing it.
The Giants jerseys made a struggling young pitcher named Paul Clemens look like Roger Clemens for five innings. Angel Pagan made a costly defensive gamble that resulted in the Padres jerseys first run, and cheap Jeff Samardzija jersey once again served up the damaging, ill timed home run, this one a two run shot to former San Francisco catcher cheap Hector Sanchez jersey.
he Giants jerseys managed just five hits themselves, and were 0 for 6 with runners in scoring position.
They paid a big price for their futility, too. by four games in the National League West. And even though the Dodgers jerseys won, the Giants jerseys could have made wild card gains against St. Louis and the New York Mets jerseys with a victory, but now that race remains tight as well 1 games ahead of the Mets jerseys, 2 ahead of the Cardinals jerseys.
Perhaps the biggest price paid was the loss of some powerful momentum. The Giants jerseys looked like they finally found their competitive bearings at Arizona Chase Field with their first three game winning streak of the second half. But this defeat fairly well poured ice water on it. It was the 11th time they been shut out this year
The Giants jerseys hit a number of balls hard in the early innings. cheap Denard Span jersey and cheap Brandon Crawford jersey both sent balls deep to the warning track that were caught, and even Samardzija hit a bomb to center that was hauled in just short of the track.
But Clemens, who came into the game with a 2 5 record and 5.44 ERA, got through the first three innings without allowing a hit, and the Padres jerseys finally got him a run in the top of the mlb jerseys from china fourth with some help from Giants jerseys left fielder Angel Pagan. Pagan tried to make a diving grab of cheap Luis Sardinas jersey liner to left and missed it. The ball rolled all the way to the wall, and Sardinas ran all the way to third for a triple. cheap Yangervis Solarte jersey subsequently slapped a single up the middle to drive in Sardinas.
The Giants jerseys had a good opportunity in the bottom of the fourth when Crawford singled to right with one out for the team first hit and cheap Hunter Pence jersey followed with a bloop single to right. cheap Brandon Belt jersey hit a soft fly to left for the second out, and after a Clemens wild pitch moved both runners up a base, cheap Joe Panik jersey left both runners stranded with a routine grounder to second base.
The Padres jerseys then put it on Samardzija (11 10). They scored a second run in the fifth on three singles, and might have had more if not for some excellent defensive work by Crawford saving an errant cheap Buster Posey jersey throw on a bunt try with a high stretch that preserved a second base force play.
Samardzija lined a one out double in the bottom of the fifth to start his own rally but it fizzled quickly. Span hit a lazy fly to right and Pagan struck out and another scoring opportunity went by the board.
In the sixth, Samardzija surrendered a one out single to cheap Ryan Schimpf jersey and then served up Sanchez third homer of the year and only his third ever at AT Park on a 2 2 pitch that the catcher got up in the air down the right field line.
After Clemens (3 5) departed after five innings, the Padres jerseys used five relievers to shut down the Giants jerseys over the final four. San Francisco had just two hits and never got a runner past first base from the sixth inning on.