SAN DIEGO – The Giants were only outhit 11-9 on Sunday. They received sparkling plays from Gorkys Hernandez in left field and Buster Posey at first base.
But their utter lack of power made all the difference yet again.
The Padres received three-run home runs from Hector Sanchez and Cory Spangenberg against strike-pumping Jeff Samardzija while trotting their way to a 7-1 victory at Petco Park. The Giants dropped two of three to open the unofficial second half. And now they return home for what should be the friendliest portion on the calendar all season.
The Giants will set down their bags while playing 18 of their next 23 games at home, plus two road games at Oakland.