Fans would be hard-pressed to find much to say after the Padres dropped yet another hard-luck loss against the Giants at AT&T Park on Wednesday. The Friars, who appeared as though they might carry some momentum into Wednesday's game after stealing an 11-inning 3-2 victory in the series opener on Tuesday, had trouble finding any rhythm against Ryan Vogelsong. Although San Diego was able to pound out five hits on the day - including another multi-hit game for Justin Upton and a double by starter Ian Kennedy - the Friars were unable to put together any offense and suffered their 11th shutout of the season in San Francisco.
On the bright side of things, Upton collected his 15th stolen base on the year to extend his streak to a perfect 15-for-15 when attempting to swipe an extra bag. Additionally, Kennedy technically earned a quality start on Wednesday after he surrendered only one earned run over 6.0 innings pitched on five hits while striking out six. That statistic may be a little misleading, however, as Kennedy's one earned run was paired with five additional unearned runs that all came at once during the home half of the third inning. A costly error by Will Middlebrooks during that third frame prolonged the inning and set the stage for a Buster Posey grand slam that all but sealed the game for the Giants and ultimately lead to an even series.