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The Padres can't figure out how to beat the Giants

San Diego loses 3-4, totaling 3 series, 9 games, and 9 losses against San Francisco.

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Part of being a Padres fan is taking a seemingly relentless amount of lumps. Plenty of losses, injuries to your favorite players, and taking a personal trip to San Francisco and watching your team lose on a bloop-error walkoff. Woe is the life of the Friar faithful.

Today's woe was another walkoff loss. This time on a real hit from Brandon Crawford in the bottom of the 10th. Before all that nonsense, James Shields put out a 6-inning effort, giving up 2 runs and striking out 6. In 5 hits, the Giants had a lead. A lead that the Padres would eventually climb over.

Alexei Ramirez scored the first padres run all the way in the 7th, an RBI-single to plate Brett Wallace. Then, after the Giants tacked on another run off of Ryan Buchter, Yangervis Solarte went yard off Josh Osich scoring Christian Bethancourt and tying the game up in the 8th.

Solarte's two-run home run

The game went into extras, where the ball was put in Brad Hand's hand. By the 10th, Crawford and Matt Duffy one-two punched Hand, and the 9th straight loss against the Giants was earned.

The Padres will look to slingshot past the Arizona Diamondbacks in their faceoff on Friday. That day off for the Padres will be a chance to both get the heck away from the Giants, and maybe have a new pep talk or three to gather themselves before sinking into the depths of the NL West basement.

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