Giants at Padres: (total of 6 runs)

Obviously with the miniscule total of only six runs, the game was supposed to be a pitcher's duel between Madison Bumgarner and Aaron Harang. After all this thing was at spacious Petco Park where runs are at a premium and both offenses leave little to be desired.

The game lived up to the hype or lack of it as it was 1-0 Padres after three and stayed that way into the ninth. Therefore even the tiny total of six appeared to be fairly gargantuan right now and especially when factoring in how it was All-Star closer Heath Bell who would come into the game and much more than likely just shut it down.

The closer was working on a franchise-record stretch of 99 games and 102 at-bats without allowing a home run and opened the inning with an 0-and-2 count to Aubrey Huff. The fifth pitch would prove to be fatal though as Huff went deep to right field tying the game at one apiece. Still, anybody who had the under, may have squirmed a bit, but never believed they were now going to lose. I mean, runs are still just not scored in this ballpark as evidenced by the two in the first nine innings, now how can we see at least four more? We can't, right?


The game went to those extra innings and nobody even was able to muster a hit in either the 10th or 11th frames. Then came the 12th, oh then came the 12th!

A walk, a stolen base and of course the obligatory bad beat error opened the frame. Luke Gregorson did though get the next two guys without any damage making the Pads one out away from not allowing anything and keeping the game at the low score of 1-1. But then another walk plated one run and three consecutive singles, including one of the infield variety, scored four more runs and in shocking fashion put this thing over that total at all of a sudden 6-1.

The Padres pulled one back in the bottom half of the 12th and this game ended 6-2 Giants after only seeing one whole run after eight.