San Diego at San Francisco

San Diego
W: B. Penny (9-8) L: C. Richard (8-5)
HR: SD - A. Gonzalez (36), N. Hundley (6)   SF - J. Uribe (11), E. Renteria (5), J. Uribe (12)

Penny wins home debut as Giants defeat Padres wire reports

SAN FRANCISCO -- Brad Penny is back in a pennant race in the familiar NL West and he's making his mark for everybody to see -- and hear.

The pumped-up Penny dazzled in his home debut and endeared himself with the crowd by showing some emotion, Juan Uribe homered twice, tripled and drove in five runs and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 9-4 on Monday.

Penny struck out six and walked one over seven sharp innings in his first start at AT&T Park. He won at Philadelphia in impressive fashion Wednesday, two days after he signed with the Giants following his release by Boston.

Adrian Gonzalez hit a towering solo home run off Penny in the sixth, the slugger's second in as many games and No. 36 this year.

Gonzalez admired his drive to dead center before starting a slow trot. Penny took issue with that and began yelling toward Gonzalez as he made his way to home. The umpires rushed out and so did San Francisco skipper Bruce Bochy.

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"I got a little carried away," Penny said. "I was excited and I was having fun out there. I'm someone who wears my emotions on my sleeve. ... I was fired up. They were talking. It's not a one-way street. If I get caught up in it, I do it."

Two batters later, Penny pumped both arms in the direction of San Diego's dugout after a called third strike to Will Venable ended the inning.

Penny's teammates have quickly come to appreciate his spirit, not to mention his mammoth mound presence.

"He was yelling," catcher Bengie Molina said. "I think the whole stadium heard it."

Uribe and Edgar Renteria hit back-to-back home runs in the third, helping the Giants remain two games back of the Rockies in the NL wild-card race. Colorado beat Cincinnati.

Penny (2-0) didn't give up a hit until Venable's triple leading off the fifth. The Padres certainly didn't want a repeat of Jonathan Sanchez's improbable no-hitter against them here on July 10.

After the home run, Penny retired the final five batters he faced.

"He popped off after Adrian's home run. I don't know why," San Diego manager Bud Black said. "Adrian did the same thing 36 times running around the bases. I don't know why but he gave our dugout some kind of gesture."

When Bochy ran out to calm Penny, he told the pitcher to keep his composure because he needed him to stay in the game.

"He pitches with a lot of emotion," Bochy said. "It probably got away from him a little bit. He's intense."

Penny previously pitched for the Dodgers, and enjoyed the crowd response.

"This is the first time I've been to San Francisco and not been booed," he said.

Uribe tripled to start the second and scored on a wild pitch by Clayton Richard (4-2) to put the Giants ahead, then homered in the team's five-run third. After Uribe's two-run shot, Renteria gave San Francisco its fifth set of consecutive home runs this season.

Uribe hit a three-run shot in the seventh for his eighth career multihomer game.

Nick Hundley hit a two-run homer off Alex Hinshaw with two outs in the ninth for the Padres.

Pablo Sandoval and Molina also drove in runs for the Giants, who started off a key homestand against the division. The first-place Dodgers come to town this weekend followed by the Rockies early next week. In all, San Francisco is in a stretch with 21 of 25 games against NL West foes - more remaining against the division than both the Dodgers and Rockies.

San Francisco bounced back after losing 2-1 in 12 innings Sunday at Milwaukee on Prince Fielder's game-ending homer.

Freddy Sanchez had a pair of singles for the Giants in his return from the disabled list after missing 19 games with a strained left shoulder.

With Sanchez back at second base, Uribe moved to third base and Sandoval to first - a lineup Bochy says he may stick with for a while. Uribe has been hitting so well Bochy said he can't afford not to keep him in there.

Padres leadoff man Everth Cabrera had an error reversed to a hit in his last at-bat in Los Angeles Sunday night, and then had a hit taken away in his first at-bat Monday.

"That is ironic," Black said. "Back-to-back at-bats like that especially coming in Los Angeles and then San Francisco. What are the chances of that? It doesn't happen often."


  • Uribe, 0 for 5 on Sunday, last had a two-homer game on Sept. 5, 2008, against the Angels while with the White Sox. He also had a career-best of 11 total bases Monday.
  • San Diego hasn't announced a starter for Friday's home game with Colorado, though RHP Tim Stauffer is one candidate and he'd be on regular rest. The Padres are considering giving their starters an extra day this time through the rotation.
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Brad Penny yields two runs on three hits and one walk over seven innings, while fanning six.  (AP)
Brad Penny yields two runs on three hits and one walk over seven innings, while fanning six. (AP)

Players of the Game
San Francisco

J. Uribe
AB 4
R 3
H 3
HR 2
San Diego

N. Hundley
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1

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San Diego Padres
Everth Cabrera, SS4000114 .265
Tony Gwynn Jr., CF4000001 .258
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B4111012 .273
Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B4000031 .256
Will Venable, RF4220020 .274
Drew Macias, LF4000012 .174
Nick Hundley, C4123010 .224
Luis Rodriguez, 2B3000101 .212
Clayton Richard, P1000010 .111
   a- Oscar Salazar, PH0000100 .370
    Adam Russell, P0000000 .000
    Edward Mujica, P0000000 .667
   b- Edgar Gonzalez, PH1000000 .195
    Sean Gallagher, P0000000 .000
   c- Chase Headley, PH0000100 .254
a-walked for Richard in the 5th
b-grounded out for Mujica in the 8th
c-walked for Gallagher in the 9th
2B - Nick Hundley (10, Penny)
3B - Will Venable (1, Penny)
HR - Adrian Gonzalez (36, Penny), Nick Hundley (6, Hinshaw)
RBI - Adrian Gonzalez (82), Nick Hundley 3 (21)
2-OUT RBI - Nick Hundley 2 (6)
Team LOB - 6
San Diego Padres
Clayton Richard (L,8-5) 4866132 4.88
Adam Russell 2000210 1.69
Edward Mujica 1333021 3.51
Sean Gallagher 1200010 7.63
WP - Clayton Richard (7)
Pitches-Strikes - Clayton Richard 77-50, Adam Russell 34-19, Edward Mujica 19-13, Sean Gallagher 21-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Clayton Richard 3-6, Adam Russell 2-2
Batters Faced - Clayton Richard 21, Adam Russell 7, Edward Mujica 6, Sean Gallagher 5
San Francisco Giants
Eugenio Velez, LF3110200 .281
Freddy Sanchez, 2B4020000 .299
Pablo Sandoval, 1B5221003 .325
Bengie Molina, C4221001 .258
    Eli Whiteside, C0000000 .212
Juan Uribe, 3B4335010 .282
Edgar Renteria, SS3111120 .258
Aaron Rowand, CF4010011 .271
    Waldis Joaquin, P0000000 .000
    Alex Hinshaw, P0000000 .000
    Merkin Valdez, P0000000 .000
Andres Torres, RF-CF4010011 .247
Brad Penny, P3000022 .000
    Nate Schierholtz, RF1000000 .273
2B - Pablo Sandoval (39, Richard), Aaron Rowand (30, Richard)
3B - Juan Uribe (4, Richard)
HR - Juan Uribe 2 (12, Richard, Mujica), Edgar Renteria (5, Richard)
SH - Freddy Sanchez (3)
RBI - Pablo Sandoval (77), Bengie Molina (69), Juan Uribe 5 (40), Edgar Renteria (48)
SB - Edgar Renteria (7, 2nd base off Russell/Hundley)
CS - Eugenio Velez (2, 2nd base by Russell/Hundley)
Team LOB - 6
E - Edgar Renteria (13, Misplayed grounder), Freddy Sanchez (4, Throwing)
San Francisco Giants
Brad Penny (W,9-8) 7322161 5.15
Waldis Joaquin 1.1000120 3.86
Alex Hinshaw 0.1222111 12.00
Merkin Valdez 0.1000110 4.93
WP - Waldis Joaquin (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Brad Penny 103-65, Waldis Joaquin 23-13, Alex Hinshaw 21-12, Merkin Valdez 8-4
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brad Penny 11-5, Waldis Joaquin 2-0
Batters Faced - Brad Penny 26, Waldis Joaquin 5, Alex Hinshaw 4, Merkin Valdez 2
Game Information
Attendance - 37132
Game Time - 2:55
Temperature - 72
Umpires - Home - Bill Welke, First Base - James Hoye, Second Base - Ted Barrett, Third Base - Jim Reynolds