Giants sweep behind impressive rookie, flip switch on Padres who suddenly look different

SAN FRANCISCO — When the Giants traveled to Petco Park for the first series of the 2019 season, they helped the San Diego Padres inspire hope in the local fan base.

The young, exciting Padres turned heads with their energy, their raw talent and three wins in four games over a Giants squad that appeared slow, flawed and behind the times.

The Giants (28-38) haven’t exactly turned the tables over the last two months, but they managed to flip a switch against San Diego in this week’s two-game series that concluded with a 4-2 win at Oracle Park.

The Giants had the best rookie on the field in Wednesday’s win as starter Shaun Anderson outmatched Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis, Jr., who finished 0-for-4 at the plate with a pair of defensive miscues to boot.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Sports


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