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Giants Pound The Padres

8-Run Inning Dooms San Diego

By Derek Togerson
|  Saturday, Aug 18, 2012  |  Updated 12:12 AM PDT
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Giants Pound The Padres

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SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 17: San Francisco Giants players high-five after beating the San Diego Padres 10-1 in a baseball game at Petco Park on August 17, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

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We can sum up Friday night's baseball game at PETCO Park just by using the titles of Pearl Jam albums.

It was the Padres VS. the Giants.

How many runs did the Padres YIELD?

If you’re a Pearl Jam fan, you probably guessed 10.

San Francisco ripped the Padres 10-1. You could even say the Giants read Ross Ohlendorf the RIOT ACT.

I know, it's a bit obscure, but when a team scores 8 runs in one inning, without the guy in the lineup who's still dumb enough to try using steroids in baseball (Melky Cabrera), you need to find a little different way of talking about things.

Ohlendorf allowed 8 runs in 2.1 innings before getting the hook. San Francisco put up 8 runs in the 3rd inning, and with Matt Cain on the mound there was simply no chance for the Padres to make a comeback. Cain threw 8 innings, allowing just one run on four hits.

Possibly the most glaring representation of how bad it was for the Padres was seeing one of their relief pitchers getting an at-bat in the 3rd inning. Miles Mikolas grounded out in his first pro at-bat.

One of the very few bright spots for the Padres was Yonder Alonso, who hit his 32nd double of the season. He’s just one double away from tying Benito Santiago’s franchise record for doubles by a rookie.

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