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Game Thread: 06/07 Padres vs. Giants

MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 20: Jason Marquis #21 of the Minnesota Twins pitches during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers during interleague play at Miller Park on May 20, 2012 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 20: Jason Marquis #21 of the Minnesota Twins pitches during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers during interleague play at Miller Park on May 20, 2012 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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Our Padres fell just short of a win yesterday as the Giants evened up the series. Clayton Richard gave up three runs right off the bat in the first inning, and a lot of Padres fans were ready to call it a loss already. But our Padres scored two in their half of the first and kept the Giants within two runs all game. They left a lot of runners in scoring position and the pitching wasn't exactly lights-out, but luckily the same went for San Francisco. In the end, they were just one run better than our Padres. So today, our boys will try again and hopefully end up on the winning side of the game, as well as the series.

With Jeff Suppan DFA'd (now electing for free agency), another new starter will take the mound for San Diego. Jason Marquis will become the tenth starting pitcher to suit up for our Padres this season. After he was released by the Twins in May, he signed a minor league deal with San Diego and made one start with our AA affiliate in San Antonio before being called up. Marquis has pitched well as a visitor at Petco Park in the past and he hopes that success will continue now that he can call Petco Park his home stadium.

The Giants, who have now won eight of their last ten games, are looking to get closer to catching the Dodgers at the top of the NL West Standings. They will send Matt Cain to the mound today to try to lock up the series. Cain has pitched well on the road this season and is 2-0 in his last five starts against our Padres, so he is hoping to be dominant on the mound today.

GO FRIARS!! KEEP THE FAITH!!