Jeff Samardzija, who is being scouted by playoff teams who might be interested in trading for him, struggled early, allowing seven runs in just three innings. The Padres hit two separate three run home runs to get out to the early lead.
Samardzija did end up lasting until the 6th inning despite the early runs. He finished with eight strikeouts and zero walks, continuing his dominant K/BB ratio this season.
Brandon Crawford had an RBI double in the second inning, continuing his mini hot streak. Crawford is one of several key Giants who have had a down year.