The San Diego Padres lost to the San Francisco Giants 3-0 at Petco Park on Monday night, giving San Francisco its second shutout of the season.
Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija frustrated the Friars to beat them for the first time in four starts this season. It was also Samardzija’s first shutout since 2015. He allowed only to three singles and pitched a complete game.
Wil Myers was the first to get a hit off Samardzija for an infield single in the second inning. Yangervis Solarte did the same in the fifth and Cory Spangenberg singled to right field in the eighth inning.
“I kind of owed these guys one,” Samardzija said. “They got me the last two times out.”
In his last two starts against San Diego in July, Samardzija allowed 12 runs in 10 1/3 innings.
Jhoulys Chacin, meanwhile, struggled and has been all August. The right-hander has not pitched into the sixth inning in four starts. Monday’s game tied for Chacin’s shortest start this season at Petco Park.
“When you’re a starting pitcher, your job is to go six or more innings every time you pitch,” Chacin said. “I’ve been going five innings. … That doesn’t work for me to win games, or the team. I’m going to put too much on the bullpen.”
He was, however, able to limit the Giants to one run on two hits and four walks over five innings.
Brandon Crawford homered off Chacin’s four-seam fast ball to get the Giants on the board at the top of the fourth. Joe Panik added a two-run homer at the top of the eighth for some added insurance.
Up next, Luis Perdomo will start for the Padres against the Giants at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday at Petco Park. Matt Moore will start for San Francisco.