The (now meaningless) grand slam
Eric Lauer cruised through the first 3 innings of this start, but once the rain start he seemed to really struggle.
In the bottom of the 4th he gave up a single and a walk to the first two batters, an RBI single, and eventually this grand slam that gave the San Francisco Giants a 5-0 lead.
In years past, a 5-0 lead in a pitcher’s park in the rain on the road meant that the San Diego Padres were all but done. Not this year!
The comeback dingers
BOOM! Fernando Tatis Jr. makes it 5-2.
BOOM! Wil Myers hits a solo shot to make it a 5-3 Giants lead.
BOOM! The slumping Franmil Reyes stepped up in a pinch-hit situation and hit this one to Napa Valley to give the Padres a 6-5 lead!
Fights on deck?
After hitting a home run off of Madison Bumgarner in the 5th inning, Fernando Tatis Jr. was hit by a pitch in the 7th inning. It could’ve been caused by a slippery, wet baseball. It could’ve also been caused by Bumgarner being upset about the home run.
In the bottom of the 7th, Brad Wieck seemed to lose his grip on a fastball that caught Gerardo Parra in the cheek and took him out of the game.
While there were no fights in this game, there was plenty of chirping between the two teams, and there wouldn’t be a surprise if a brawl happened in tomorrow’s game if another pitcher catches a batter with one of his pitches.