The Padres aren’t going to the playoffs this year, but they are hoping to be a deciding factor on who is.
After dropping game one of a four-game series against the Giants at Petco Park, the Friars came in with their hitting shoes on Friday.
Jon Jay singled to left to kick off the bottom of the first for San Diego. September call up Carlos Asuaje followed with his first Major League hit, a double to right moving Jay to third. Wil Myers, who has many hits, sent the first pitch he saw from Albert Suarez over the wall in center to put the Padres up 3-0 early.
On the mound Edwin Jackson was rolling until he ran into trouble in the top of the fifth.
He walked Denard Span and Angel Pagan to put two-on with one out for Buster Posey. Posey hit a double to deep center scoring Span and Pagan cutting the Padres lead to 3-2.
But San Diego answered in the bottom of the inning.
Jay reached on a bunt to relief pitcher Matt Reynolds before Asuaje sent his second double of the game to right center. Myers was intentionally walked to bring up Ryan Schimpf with the bases loaded and no outs. Reynolds walked him to score Jay and give the Padres a two-run lead.
Poway native Alex Dickerson was up next and singled to deep right scoring Asuaje and Myers and made it 6-2 Padres. George Kontos came in on the mound for the Giants and got Hunter Renfroe to foul out to first. Austin Hedges was the final Friar to bat in the fifth. He hit a sacrifice fly to left scoring Schimpf but Dickerson was out at second to end the inning. Padres scored four runs in the fifth.
Padres win 7-2.
Jarred Cosart (0-3, 5.45 ERA) faces Madison Bumgarner (14-9, 2.57 ERA) in game three of the season tomorrow.