Madison Bumgarner was sharp. He held the Padres to just one run in the game and won his fourth straight decision. The Padres have now lost all the series they’ve play aside from the Phillies series they split. The team has dropped to 7-16 and can’t seem to buy offense.
Clayton Richard gave up two runs in the bottom of the first, but then settled down for the most part. In the sixth, though, Richard allowed a walk to Buster Posey – the first walk a Padres pitcher had allowed in the series. Posey would eventually come around to score to help the Giants pad their lead. They would tack on one more to finalize the score at 4-1.
Bumgarner, now 4-1, went 7 2/3 innings. He allowed six hits and one walk, but only gave up one run. After starting the season 0-1, Bumgarner has now won four straight and has lowered his ERA to 2.53.
Chris Denorfia provided the Padres with their only offense. He went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Denorfia’s double drove home Jason Bartlett for the only run of the game for San Diego. After getting his batting average to close to .300, Chase Headley has struggled. He went 0 for 4 and his average now sits at .253.
The Padres added to their league-leading errors total, while the Giants, who were right behind (or ahead depending on how you look at it) the Padres in errors, didn’t make a mistake.
The Padres return home to face the Brewers. Joe Wieland is seeking his first win of his Major League career. He has been strong in his last couple outing after a rough debut against the Dodgers. The Brewers will send Randy Wolf to the mound for the 7:05 PT start.