The homer was Myers’ third in as many games, becoming the second opposing hitter to hit five home runs at the Giants’ home field. Heading into the series with the Giants, the first baseman was struggling at bat but flourished in the latest road trip.
“He’s climbing back,” Padres manager Andy Green told the San Diego Union-Tribune. “He’s moving in the right direction.”
With the 5-2 win Sunday, the Padres have won seven of the last nine games against the Giants and taken all four series this season.
“For some reason, our starters have just not had very many good starts against these guys,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “They have a little power. They’ve hit their share of home runs.”
Padres rookie pitcher Dinelson Lamet improved to 4-4 this season after pitching for 6 2/3 inning of two-run ball — a welcome effort for the team’s bullpen after several taxing games.
“I was trying to get as deep into the game as possible and do it as efficiently as possible, knowing I could help the team a lot by doing so,” Lamet said.
The Padres return home Monday for the first of a four-game series against the New York Mets. The game starts 7:30 p.m. at Petco Park.