The Padres offense exploded with 3 homers and 9 runs during Wednesday’s matinee in San Francisco.
Unfortunately that still wasn’t enough to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Giants.
San Francisco led by as many as 8 runs on two different occasions and handed the struggling Padres their 5th straight loss, 13-9.
Matt Kemp loves facing the Giants. He belted a 2-run home run in the 3rd to give San Diego a brief 4-3 lead. But it evaporated quickly later that inning.
Andrew Cashner could not make it out of the 3rd and was pulled after surrendering 6 runs (3 earned), 4 hits and 4 walks after just 2.2 innings. He was saddled with the loss and fell to 1-2.
Wil Myers stretched his hitting streak to a dozen games after going yard in the 8th inning. His 3-run bomb cut the deficit to 13-8. Myers is now hitting .303 on the year.
Adam Rosales also smashed a solo shot in the 9th and hustled around the bases to make it 13-9 but the Friars could not get any closer.
San Diego gets a much-needed day off to regroup on Thursday before facing the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Friday.
The Padres next home game is Monday, May 2nd against Colorado which will open up a 7-game homestand against the Rockies and Mets.