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Game Thread: 7/6 Padres @ Giants

Man how much fun is it to play in a packed out house this is what the games all about another big 1 tonight let's go pad faithfulless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

A victory yesterday assured that we would leave San Francisco with nothing less than a series split. But the way our Padres have dominated at AT&T Park since last season, the team and the fans can't help but aim for a sweep, and it's not unreasonable to do so. We've won 12 of the last 15 games in Giants territory. A lot of them have been hard-fought and down-to-the-wire games that we've been able to edge out over the Giants, despite both teams built similarly with great pitching but little offensive power. For unexplainable reasons, we just seem to have the Giants' number in San Francisco. Hopefully that will continue tonight in game three of this four-game series.

So far in this series, we've faced two very talented pitchers, Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain. Clayton Richard and Tim Stauffer, along with our bullpen, have been able to limit the Giants' production fairly well. Tonight's pitching matchup of Madison Bumgarner and Dustin Moseley looks to be another exciting game. Bumgarner has made three quality starts and gone 2-1 over his last four games. Moseley, pitching against the Giants for the first time in his career, is coming off one of his worse starts. However, he's been extremely consistent (in a good way) for our Padres this season despite his 2-8 record.

Our offense will try to keep the bats alive and give Moseley more than his average 2.21 runs of support (lowest in the National League and second lowest in the Majors). They've scored five runs in each of the first two games of the series. Chase Headley has continued to swing a hot bat, especially on the road, so he will try to keep that going and lead the rest of the offense to victory.


Next Game

San Diego Padres
@ San Francisco Giants

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011, 7:15 PM PDT
AT&T Park

Dustin Moseley vs Madison Bumgarner

Mostly clear. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 60.

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#Padres lineup: Denorfia 9, Bartlett 6, Headley 5, Ludwick 7, Maybin 8, Guzman 3, Hudson 4, Johnson 2, Moseley 1. #SFGiantsless than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply

Tonights #SFGiants lineup: Torres cf, Crawford ss, Sandoval 3b, Huff 1b, Tejada 2b, Schierholtz rf, Rowand lf, Stewart c Bumgarner pless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply