Ugh. While the Padres avoided a shutout tonight, this was the second night in a row that a Giants pitcher tossed a complete game. Drew Pomeranz turned in a solid effort, allowing just two runs in six innings. And it was all because of one bad pitch that Hunter Pence took deep.
The Padres scored one run off Johnny Cueto in the second with a couple smaller hits. Brett Wallace led off the inning with his sixth double of the season. The next two Friars couldn't advance him, but Alexei Ramirez came through in the clutch with a single up the middle to bring him home.
That lead held until the fourth. Pomeranz issued a leadoff walk to Buster Posey. Pence took the first two pitches he saw for strikes, but he liked the third one and sent it into the right field stands.
This is the Padres' first series loss since their trip to San Francisco three weeks ago. They got swept in that series, but James Shields can avoid that fate in his start tomorrow. First pitch is at 6:10 PM.