There had been events earlier this season when the Giants had been in a neighborhood to achieve ample runs to beat less-than-edifying starts from pitcher Johnny Cueto.
No longer on Sunday in the principle game of their doubleheader with the San Diego Padres.
The Giants managed only 1 hit thru the principle four innings off starter Mike Clevinger, who carried out with seven strikeouts to steer the Padres to a 6-0, seven-inning hang at Petco Park.
Cueto allowed two runs in the 2nd inning and two more in the third when Wil Myers singled to left to achieve Trent Grisham and Manny Machado and give San Diego a 4-0 lead.
After Donovan Solano’s error on an tried flip throw to Brandon Crawford allowed Austin Nola to achieve for a 5-0 Padres lead, Cueto used to be taken out by supervisor Gabe Kapler. Cueto threw 103 pitches over 5 1/3 innings and carried out with two strikeouts and three walks in what used to be his first lack of the season.
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Cueto entered Sunday with a 2-0 document and a 4.56 ERA. Though he has mostly been stable in 2020, he has had some rocky starts. In three of his nine outings, Cueto has allowed four earned runs or more. In all three of these games, the Giants came lend a hand to hang.
Most now not too lengthy ago, Cueto allowed six earned runs in a Aug. 25 originate vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park.
The Giants trailed by two coming into the seventh inning, nonetheless scored single runs in the seventh and ninth to tie the game, and won the game in the 10th with a two-lunge dwelling lunge from Donovan Solano.
Justin Smoak made his Giants debut after he used to be signed as a free agent on Wednesday. Smoak, hitting sixth as the designated hitter, used to be 0-for-2 with a strikeout.
Cueto used to be supposed to originate Friday in opposition to the Padres in the 2nd game of the series. As an different, a Giants participant, Alex Dickerson, bought phrase fair earlier than Friday’s game that he had tested definite for the coronavirus. That forced Fundamental League Baseball to lengthen Friday and Saturday’s games.
After a necessary number of note-up assessments in the final 30 hours or so earlier than Sunday, MLB concluded that Dickerson’s test used to be a flawed definite, and gave the dawdle ahead for the teams to play a double-header Sunday. Yet some other game of the series restful need to be made up, nonetheless no date has but been space.
The Padres (30-17), who beat the Giants 6-1 on Thursday in the principle game of the series, came into Sunday three games lend a hand of the Dodgers for first declare in the National League West. San Francisco (23-23) used to be 8 1/2 games lend a hand.