You know it's going to be a good rest of your day when your Bay Area coworker informs you in an exhausted way that "We just got swept by you guys." And that's exactly what happened today after the Padres completed their three-game sweep of the Giants in their own ballpark. They did it with drama, they did it with flair, and they did it with precision.
After the Pads opened the series with some locked-in pitching, Luis Perdomo added another good start to his game logs. He threw a little over 6 innings only giving up 4 hits and a single run. He K'd five pumpkins, and only walked one. In fact, this was his best start against San Francisco all season, and his best start since August 28th against the Marlins.
The bullpen utterly shut things down as well. Brad Hand, Ryan Buchter, and Brandon Maurer all threw shutout innings, with Hand striking out his two-thirds of a relief inning. Maurer picked up save number 10 in the process.
The Pads scattered their three runs against Madison Bumgarner around. The first came from another groundout RBI from Yangervis Solarte, after his ding off pitcher Steven Okert kept last night's rally alive with an RBI and a putout at first.
Alex Dickerson and Luis Sardinas teamed up for RBI singles in the 6th and 7th, respectively. Dickerson's go-ahead RBI shot through the 5.5 hole, but still basically where Brandon Crawford should have been, on a shifted Giants infield. Sardinas scored on it after just beating the throw from Angel Pagan in shallow left field.
Please take this opportunity to collect the tears of your nearest Bay Area sports fan. We're in a drought, after all.
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