San Francisco Giants 3 Up, 3 Down: Hosting San Diego for 4

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 20: Gorkys Hernandez
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JUNE 28: Manager Bruce Bochy
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1 – The Big Inning

On Saturday and Sunday, the big inning bit Giants’ starting pitcher in the backside. Saturday saw Matt Moore give up four runs in the fourth inning, including allowing a two-run triple to opposing pitcher Luis Perdomo. That soured an otherwise strong day for Moore, who shut out San Diego for his other five innings of work while allowing just two hits. He struck out seven while walking none, but that one inning hurt. Luckily for him, the offense backed him up by tying the game in the bottom of the fourth and eventually walking it off in the 12th.

On Sunday, Ty Blach also had a strong day except for that one inning. He went seven inning, and five of those inning were scoreless while another saw one run score. The outlier, though, was a four-run fourth inning that would doom his team. A walk, three doubles, and a single led to the quartet of runs, and this time the offense could not come back.

2 – Panik

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Joe Panik has hit another cold spell, and it hit hard against San Diego. In 14 at-bats, Panik picked up just one hit versus Padres’ pitching. The one hit scored a run on Saturday, but he could just not put anything together for the rest of the weekend. He was out of the lineup on Sunday, with Miguel Gomez taking his place at second.

After starting the year so strong and having a strong month of June, Panik is back on the slide. A .206 average in July has dropped his season average to .266, and he’s just one of the pieces of the lineup that isn’t having any success right now.

3 – Why Can’t They Beat the Freaking Padres?

The Padres are a team that is actively tanking, but the Giants just can not beat them. With their three losses in this series, the Giants have dropped nine of their 13 contests with San Diego this season.

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Dating back to last season’s All-Star break, they’ve lost 17 out of 22 games to the Padres. The Giants are right where they belong in last place.