Rewind: Padres vs Giants, Game #2

Though the Giants won seven games straight, their starting pitching had been very off, forcing skipper Felipe Alou to overwork his relievers. Damian Moss, who had defeated the Padres in his previous start, looked to repeat that performance and hopefully go deep into the game and give the Giants at least six good innings.

April 8, 2003 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Diego 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 4 9 15 1
San Francisco 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 10 0

WP - J. Peavy (2-0) 6.0IP 9H 3R 1BB 3K 1HR 3.27 ERA
LP - S. Eyre (0-1) 1.0IP 3H 2R 2ER 0BB 0K 1HR 3.60 ERA

The Giants took an early lead in the bottom of the second when Santiago singled, followed by J.T. Snow's triple to deep right center.

In the top of the third, San Diego would come back and score three runs. Rondell White singled to shallow right to score Jake Peavy. Ryan Klesko then followed that up with another single to bring home Mark Loretta. Lou Merloni grounded into a fielder's choice, scoring White.

Barry Bonds would homer in the bottom of that inning to make it a one-run game.

Damian Moss had problems finding the strike zone and continued walking batters and giving up hits. In the sixth inning with one out, Moss loaded the bases. After getting the second out of the inning, Alou went to the bullpen and brought in righty Joe Nathan who retired Mark Loretta for the last out of the inning.

Benito Santiago flashed some speed in the bottom of the sixth when he legged out a triple and scored when Snow singled.

The tie did not last long. On the first pitch from southpaw Scott Eyre, Rondell White homered. One out later, Xavier Nady doubled and Gary Bennett also doubled to score Nady.

The scoring did not end there. In the ninth, the Padres touched Chad Zerbe for 4 runs, giving San Diego a six-run advantage.

Jose Cruz, Jr. homered in the bottom of the ninth. Brandon Villafuerte struck out Rich Aurilia to end the game.

Key to Tomorrow's Game: Starter Ryan Jensen must go six – even better seven strong innings to give the bullpen the rest it needs. Player of the Game: Though the Giants lost, JT Snow sparkled both defensively and offensively today. Snow went 2-4 with a triple and 2 RBI and also made a great play to rob a hit. Also, to Jose Cruz, Jr. who went 2-5 with a HR to extend his hitting streak to 8 games.

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