Padres vs Giants – Game Recap – August 29, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO — — Mike Clevinger came to the San Diego Padres from Cleveland, so he knows a thing or two about rain delays.

He did a fine job of withstanding not one but two unusual stoppages on Monday night.

Brandon Drury hit a two-run homer in the first inning and then added an RBI single, leading Clevinger and the Padres past the San Francisco Giants 6-5 in a game that included a pair of delays due to an injured umpire and an electrical problem. .

“It was a very common occurrence, but it was raining,” Clevinger said of his nearly five seasons in Cleveland. “It was either rain on the forecast or rain.”

Josh Bell had an RBI single for San Diego to get things started in the first, then Austin Nola hit a two-run single in the fourth.

Play was first halted when plate umpire Marvin Hudson was injured at the bottom of the first, then again for 40 minutes at the top of the third when some of the stadium’s light benches went out.

Unfazed, Clevinger moved to the inside mound and continued throwing.

“He ended up throwing about 80 pitches. It was like he threw 150,” Padres manager Bob Melvin said.

It wasn’t far off – 83 in the game, plus all the extra work. Clevinger threw the equivalent of another bullpen session during the break.

“From 83 in the game to 32 before the game and another 30 in the tunnel and the eight or nine between each inning, yeah, about 150 pitches,” he said with a laugh.

During the long delay, the dash operator with a good sense of humor played Journey’s “When the Lights Go Out in the City” for a single. Next, the Padres’ Petco Park Twitter account posted a photo of work lights at their ballpark, saying, “I’m just gonna leave this here (at) OracleParkSF.”

Clevinger (5-5) allowed Joc Pederson’s two-run homer in the fourth for the only runs against him in five innings. Austin Slater’s two-run single in the eighth against Nick Martinez and a JD Davis single made things interesting.

Martinez had four outs for his seventh save as San Diego held on in a 3-hour, 44-minute game following a 15-7 loss at Kansas City on Sunday.

Pederson’s shot ended a streak of 172 plate appearances without a longball for San Francisco, and it was the Giants’ first in five games. It was the club’s second-longest streak this season behind 176 no-hitter plate appearances from July 2-6.

Giants receiver Joey Bart left after the fourth after receiving a foul from Manny Machado in the third. Bart stayed to catch Carlos Rodón (12-7) in the fourth after a quick plaque check of his face by athletic trainer Anthony Reyes, who then accompanied him to the clubhouse for further examination.

Rodón, who was 4-0 in his previous five starts, allowed five runs and four hits. He struck out two on strikes and walked four while tying his second-shortest outing of the year at four innings as the Giants lost their fifth straight and ninth in 11 overall.

SUMMER STRUGGLES

Giants manager Gabe Kapler still hopes his team will have enough of a fight to make a push in September. Defending champions NL West, who won a franchise-best 107 games last year, didn’t put together enough cohesiveness to win consistently.

“I think we can definitely do better to bounce back from the tough time and I think we’re sitting at the end of August,” Kapler said. “There’s still a lot of baseball to play and we’re going to have a lot of opportunities to bounce back better.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Referee: Hudson came out bottom of the first with right knee discomfort after slipping and landing awkwardly with his right knee bent over his left leg. Hudson was tracking the ball on Tommy La Stella’s foul popup when it went down. Giants athletic trainer Dave Groeschner checked on Hudson and brought him out of a nearby tunnel near the visitors’ dugout. This delayed the match by about 10 minutes. Second base umpire John Tumpane moved behind home plate to replace Hudson.

Giants: 3B Evan Longoria had the night after injuring his right hamstring in Sunday’s series finale at Minnesota. … 1B Brandon Belt will meet with Dr. Timothy McAdams at Stanford on Tuesday for a second opinion on his inflamed right knee that continues to cause him pain. … Jose Alvarez (left elbow) will be examined by Dr. Keith Meister this week for a second opinion. … Anthony DeSclafani (right ankle) is due for reevaluation by Giants doctors this week in San Francisco. … Mauricio Llovera (right flexor strain) is in rehab in Arizona.

NEXT

LHP Blake Snell (5-7, 4.24 ERA) is aiming for his second win in five starts when he kicks off the midpoint game of the series for San Diego.

Giants RHP Logan Webb (11-7, 3.33) is trying for his career-high 12th win after finishing 2021 with 11 wins.

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