For the better part of a decade the Giants have tormented the Padres. In 2017 that trend has reversed itself.
San Diego won again in San Francisco, this time a 5-2 decision on Sunday to take three of four games at AT&T Park. These teams have played four series this season and the Padres have won all of them.
Wil Myers continued his power surge with a 1st inning home run, his 3rd dinger in the last three games. The 453-foot missile was his 20th of the season and put the Padres on top 1-0.
The Giants tied it in the bottom half on a Buster Posey RBI single but in the 4th inning the Padres strung together some hits against Giants starter Ty Blach. After Myers walked, Blach gave up consecutive doubles to Hunter Renfroe, Jabari Blash and Hector Sanchez, who had a pair of hits to run his season average against his former team up over the .400 mark.
Cory Spangenberg followed with an RBI single to complete a 4-run inning and give the Padres enough of a cushio for Dinelson Lamet. The rookie starter had a nice afternoon, striking out six in 6.2 innings to run his record to 4-4.
In the 9th inning Brad Hand, the All-Star who is going to be one of the most sought-after commodities leading up to the July 31 trade deadline, got a chance in a save situation. He worked a perfect inning without letting a ball out of the infield for his 3rd save of the season.
After playing 13 of their last 16 on the road the Padres start a 9-game home stand on Monday night when the New York Mets open a 4-game set at Petco Park.