4:10 PM ET, October 2, 2010
AT&T Park, San Francisco, California
SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Diego Padres showed up in San Francisco on the verge of elimination, their hitters in a serious funk and plenty of people counting them out.Two dramatic wins and they're right back in the mix to still win the NL West or land the wild card."We're back," shortstop Miguel Tejada said. "Everybody knows we don't have tomorrow."Heath Bell stopped a Giants rally in the ninth inning and the Padres beat San Francisco 4-2 on Saturday, leaving a pair of NL playoff races in question heading into the final day of the season.
Final day scenarios
If the Giants beat the Padres and Atlanta beats Philadelphia, San Francisco is the NL West champion and the Braves win the wild card.
If the Giants win and the Braves lose, San Diego and Atlanta tie for the wild card. There would be a one-game tiebreaker Monday in Atlanta for the wild card.
If the Padres win and the Braves lose, San Diego wins the NL West and San Francisco gets the wild card. The Braves would be eliminated. The Padres get the division title because they won the season series against the Giants.
If the Padres win and the Braves win, San Diego, San Francisco and Atlanta all finish 91-71. The Giants and Padres would play a one-game tiebreaker for the NL West title Monday night in San Diego. The loser would then go to Atlanta for a one-game playoff for the wild card on Tuesday night (the Braves would host either the Padres or Giants because Atlanta won the season series against both teams).
Ross had his 10-game hitting streak snapped. ... Zito walked successive batters with the bases loaded for the second time in his career. The other time was July 3, 2007. ... Stauffer earned his first career win at San Francisco in four tries. ... Bochy has been ejected four times in 2010.
Regular Season Series
|San Diego leads 12-6 (as of Sat 10/2)|
|Mon 4/19||@SD 3, SF 2||Recap|
|Tue 4/20||@SD 1, SF 0||Recap|
|Wed 4/21||@SD 5, SF 2||Recap|
|Tue 5/11||SD 3, @SF 2||Recap|
|Wed 5/12||SD 5, @SF 2||Recap|
|Thu 5/13||SD 1, @SF 0||Recap|
|Mon 5/17||@SD 3, SF 1||Recap|
|Tue 5/18||SF 7, @SD 6||Recap|
|Fri 8/13||SD 3, @SF 2||Recap|
|Sat 8/14||@SF 3, SD 2||Recap|
|Sun 8/15||SD 8, @SF 2||Recap|
|Thu 9/9||SF 7, @SD 3||Recap|
|Fri 9/10||SF 1, @SD 0||Recap|
|Sat 9/11||@SD 1, SF 0||Recap|
|Sun 9/12||SF 6, @SD 1||Recap|
|Fri 10/1||SD 6, @SF 4||Recap|
|» Sat 10/2||SD 4, @SF 2||Box Score|
|Sun 10/3||@SF 3, SD 0||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Padres | Giants|
|1st||Y Torrealba walked, C Denorfia scored, D Eckstein to third, A Gonzalez to second.||1||0|
|1st||S Hairston walked, D Eckstein scored, A Gonzalez to third, Y Torrealba to second.||2||0|
|3rd||S Hairston grounded into fielder's choice to third, M Tejada scored, A Gonzalez safe at second on throwing error by third baseman P Sandoval.||3||0|
|4th||M Tejada singled to left, T Stauffer scored, C Denorfia to third.||4||0|
|7th||J Uribe homered to left (375 feet).||4||1|
|9th||P Sandoval singled to left, P Burrell scored, J Uribe to third.||4||2|
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|Stadium||AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA|
|Attendance||42,653 (101.8% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||69 degrees, sunny|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Mike Everitt, First Base - Tim Mcclelland, Second Base - Adrian Johnson, Third Base - Andy Fletcher|