If chicks truly dig the longball, they would have had a good time Wednesday afternoon at Petco Park. Eight home-runs were hit in all, tying for the most ever in the ten-year history of the ballpark.
Unfortunately for the Padres, the Giants hit six of them--three by Pablo Sandoval.
The Padres actually had a 2-0 lead, thanks to a second inning blast from Ronny Cedeno. However, that lead would quickly disappear. The Giants scored four in the fourth, thanks to a pair of two, two-run homers by Hunter Pence and Hector Sanchez respectively. Padres starter Eric Stults threw those pitches and was done by the middle of the fifth inning. He gave up seven runs, all earned in the loss that dropped him to 8-13 on the year.
Sandoval's dingers came in the fifth, eighth and ninth innings. The Kung-Fu Panda finished with 6-RBI. Oddly enough, prior to hitting three out of Petco Park, Sandoval had only one homer in his last 80-games heading into Wednesday's game.
Chase Headley had the Padres other home-run, just his ninth of what has been a disappointing season at the plate.
Despite the 13-5 loss, the Padres still took two of three in the series. After an off day Thursday they host the Rockies for three games beginning Friday.