Did somebody say shutout? And a series win? Oh, and a season win over the Giants? Cuz that's what it sounded like tonight after a dominant performance from the whole Friar squad. Pitchers were hitting, hitters were hitting, and stars were hung.
Travis Wood was killing it, for the most part. After 4.1 innings he put up a big 0 for SF, despite only striking out 1 and walking 4, and, despite a concerning bases-loaded 5th inning scenario, was saved by Craig Stammen's relief effort thanks to a clutch strikeout and groundout.
Stammen, Buddy Baumann, Kirby Yates, and Brad Hand all teamed up to shut the Giants up for the night. Padres pitching only allowed 6 hits, *walked* 6, struck out 8, and gave up z e r o runs. Nice!
Making sure the correct team won on a shutout was none other than Travis Wood in the third inning, hitting his very first home run of the season and his 10th of his career. I don't endorse any of the following puns:
Backing up Wood in the sixth was Jose Pirela, cranking his 9th home run of the season, dunking on Western Metal:
The rest of the runs would come in that inning on a wild pitch, scoring Wil Myers, an Austin Hedges RBI-single, then a Jabari Blash RBI-single in the 8th. And just like that:
The Padres win, 5-0. They've won all five of their series against the Giants this season.— AJ Cassavell (@AJCassavell) August 31, 2017