The San Francisco Giants came into the second meeting of their series with the San Diego Padres with a big boost of confidence stemming from their overtime victory Thursday night, and with ace Tim Lincecum on the mound against a sturggling Padres offense the Giants took advantage of every opportunity given them, leading to a 6-1 win at Petco Park.
Lincecum (W 8-7) pitched six strong innings, limiting the Pads to only one run on three hits, along with three walks and seven punch outs. Timmy got himself into a few jams, but managed to pitch out of all of them but one when Orlando Hudson scored Alex Gonzalez on an RBI ground out in the fourth.
Pablo Sandoval began the Giants offensive night with a sacrifice fly in the first inning, but unfortunately went 0-2 with two walks, successfully ending his 22 game hit streak. Cody Ross launched his seventh homer of the year in the second inning, while Andres Torres' RBI single in the fifth was followed by him taking home when Mike Fontenot was caught stealing second later in the inning. He added another with and RBI double in the seventh, then scored again after a wild pitch.
Jeremy Affeldt, Sergio Romo, and Guillermo Mota finished off the Padres in the seventh, eighth, and ninth, while Padres starter Dustin Moseley (L 2-9) was once again the victim of the Padres inept offense, throwing six innings of four run ball with four strikeouts and two walks.
With the win the Giants move to 54-40 on the year. Full box score can be found here.
Game three of the series will have Barry Zito (3-1 3.18 ERA) on the mound looking to keep his recent domiance going against Cory Luebke (2-3 2.57 ERA) for the Padres. First pitch is set for 5:35 pm PT with coverage on CSN bay Area and KNBR 680 AM.