Padres pound Giants

The Giants could not recover from the Padres' 5th inning blow, offering little offense against a bad pitching outing that resulted in an explosive score favoring San Diego.

Dustin Hermanson hoped to bounce back from a rough last outing as he took the mound against San Diego's Ismael Valdez.

However, things were not pleasant for Hermanson, as he allowed his counterpart, Valdez, to knock two runs home on a two-out single in the second inning. In the third, Terrence Long collected an RBI by bringing Jeff Cirillo home on a single.

The nightmare inning came in the fifth for Hermanson as Brian Giles hit a three-run shot. After that, Hermanson walked the next two batters and ended his day. Reliever Matt Montgomery was not able to strand the runners he inherited, and Hermanson was charged with eight runs and eight hits in four and two-third innings.

The only light for the Giants was Dustan Mohr, who reached base three times on two walks and a double, scoring two runs for San Francisco. Tony Torcato had a two-run single off the bench as he still serves as a pinch hitter for the Giants.

Miguel Ojeda and Jon Knott added to the Padres' lead with solo jacks.

Sara Kwan was born in San Francisco and raised in the Bay Area. She currently writes game recaps, other articles, and is the Giant Prophet for Any comments or questions about the article, baseball, or the meaning of life can be sent to Sara at

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