The Padres played the first of four games against the San Francisco Giants from AT&T Park on Thursday night. Right handed pitcher Jhoulys Chacin got the nod for the Friars and faced Giants Lefty Madison Bumgarner. Chacin had a solid night on the bump allowing just four hits and two runs in six innings of work. He finished the night with four strikeouts.
Before the game, outfielder Hunter Renfroe was reinstated from the 10 day disabled list. Renfroe was nursing a strained neck but showed us he was feeling just fine when he launched a two run homer in the second inning to put the Padres on the board with an early 2-0 lead.
The game was tied at two runs a piece in the seventh inning when Cory Spangenberg sent a two run shot to center field which scored Erik Aybar and put the Padres back in the lead 4-2.
Wil Myers made sure to add his part in the eighth inning with an RBI double to left field which scored Jose Pirela. That sealed the final score 5-2 and with that the Padres snapped their three game losing streak.
The second game of the set is Friday July 21 at 7:15 p.m. PST from AT&T Park.