FINAL SD 6
The San Francisco Giants needed this win very bad as Philadelphia lost but Milwaukee won. The Giants couldn't have clinched tonight even with a win, but with the loss, they will have to win tomorrow and Milwaukee to lose. Johnny Cueto went for his first victory over the Padres since April 9, 2017, but took the loss going 6 1/3 innings and allowed 3 runs off 5 hits with 4 strikeouts and 1 walk. The Giants had a chance to get on the board early with 2 runners on in the bottom of the 1st but Wilmer Flores grounded out to end the inning. They again had a chance with a Mauricio Dubon single and Tyler Heineman hit by a pitch and Mike Yastrzemski up at the dish. Dubon was tagged out at 3rd trying to steal and Yastrzemski struck out to end the inning. Brandon Belt was stranded at 2nd base with a 2 out double in the bottom of the 6th as the club didn't have a baserunner until the bottom of the 8th. Austin Slater walked and Mike Yastrzemski singled him to 2nd base and then Darin Ruf walked to load the bases with 0 outs. Donovan Solano struck out and Brandon Belt grounded into a fielders choice to give the Giants a run but still trailed 3-1. Wilmer Flores singled in Yastrzemski to cut it to a 1 run game but Evan Longoria stopped the rally with a strikeout. Belt and Yastrzemski each had 2 of the teams 7 hits on the night going 1-6 with 7 runners left in scoring position.
The San Diego Padres made tonight and last night's games hurt the Giants so bad they are on the brink of not going to the postseason. Starter Zach Davies pitched 3 shutout innings and allowed just 3 hits with 3 strikeouts. Fernando Tatis Jr led off the top of the 4th with a solo shot to left field for his 17th homer of the year, and 5th at Oracle Park. Manny Machado and Eric Hosmer hit back to back singles to bring up Tommy Pham. Pham grounded into a force play to get Hosmer out at 2nd base. Mitch Moreland singled in Machado to make it a 2-0 ballgame. Austin Nola came up to keep the inning going and extend the San Diego Padres lead to 3-0 with a sacrifice fly to score Pham. The Padres had their 3-0 lead turn into a 3-2 game going into the top of the 9th. Eric Hosmer singled and stole 2nd base in the top of the 9th inning in an attempt to get the Padres additional insurance runs. Tommy Pham came up and did just that with a 2-run home run and Mitch Moreland followed him with a solo shot to right-center and it was a 6-2 game. Hosmer and Moreland had 2 of the clubs 9 hits as they finished with 6 singles and 3 home runs total, going 2-3 with 4 runners left in scoring position.