By Liz Alper
Photo via @padres on Twitter
July 28, 2020 (San Francisco) - The Padres are doing well so far, but that’s probably because it’s a shorter season. Tonight, they faced off against the Giants in game one of a three-game series, which was also the Giants’ home opener. Jeff Samardzija started for the Giants against Zach Davies.
The Giants struck first in the first inning with a base hit from Wilmer Flores. Tommy Pham bobbled the throw in from left field, allowing Mike Yastrzemski to score and give San Francisco a 1-0 lead after one.
But in the third, after a leadoff single from WIl Myers and a walk to Francisco Mejia, Fernando Tatis Jr. struck gold with his first home run of the season, a three-run blast to right to make it 3-1 Padres after three.
Myers added on with his second home run of the year in the fourth. The Giants would score two more runs, but the Padres extended their record on the “young” season to 5-2 as they beat the Giants 5-3.
The Padres play game two against the Giants tomorrow at 6:45 p.m. Chris Paddack starts against Johnny Cueto for San Francisco.
Thanks for the Padres coverage! A request:
Is it possible to include where the Padres are in the league standings? Maybe at least with a weekly update?
With such a short season and many teams losing games due to COVID exposure it might be the healthiest teams that make it to the playoffs - and it won't take as many wins as in a longer season.
Will include in stories
Don't have time with my erratic work schedule to do weekly updates. I will cover them when I can cover them. Final word. I'm dealing with a lot right now with work and my living situation and this is all I can do. I'm doing the best I can, Miriam. I'll add a short standings sentence at the end of stories.
Sports is back!
Liz I'm loving your coverage of this. Welcome back!