It was a rough start for pitcher Robbie Erlin. He gave up a pair of runs in each of the first two innings. Buster Posey hit a two run homer in the first. Then in the second Angel Pagan knocked in two more with a single to right. Just like that the Giants were up 4-0.
But the Padres didn't roll over. In the third inning Chase Headley came through with the bases loaded. His two out double down the right field line scored Will Venable and Seth Smith. Xavier Nady slid home with what would have been the third run. He was originally called safe, but the Giants challenged that call. The umpires huddled, looked at the replay and reversed their call. Nady was declared out, so instead of a 4-3 score with a runner on third (Headley went to third on the throw home), the inning was over with the Giants ahead 4-2.
The Padres cut the Giants lead t one after a solo homer by Nick Hundley in the seventh inning. But the Padres could get no closer. They lost 4-3 and fell to 9-10 on the season. However, they went a respectable 6-4 on the ten game home stand. The team left for a ten game road trip that begins in Milwaukee on Monday.