SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants got swept by Paul Clemens, Clayton Richard and Luis Perdomo.
Let that sink in for a second.
Fresh off their own sweep of the Diamondbacks, the Giants fell flat three straight days at AT&T Park. Wednesday’s 3-1 loss didn’t include a late meltdown, but it might have been worse given the matchup on the mound.
Madison Bumgarner entered looking for his 100th big league win. Perdomo, a rookie, took the mound with a 5.89 ERA. Somehow the Padres walked out with another win, their sixth in six tries against the Giants in the second half.
The Padres jumped ahead in the first on a single, double and RBI groundout to short. The Giants tied it up on Joe Panik’s single in the second, but missed a chance to add on. With one out and two on, Conor Gillaspie hit a liner to first baseman Wil Myers, who doubled Brandon Belt off of second.
Bumgarner and Perdomo cruised through the middle innings, but the Padres scratched across the go-ahead run in the sixth. Luis Sardinas singled and stole second with two down. Alex Dickerson hit a single to left and it briefly looked like Angel Pagan might have a play at the plate, but his throw was slow getting home and Sardinas slid in safe.
The Padres tacked on another run in the seventh, knocking Bumgarner out of the game.
Starting pitching report: With his first out, Bumgarner reached 200 innings for the sixth consecutive season. Johnny Cueto will join him Thursday night.
Bullpen report: Derek Law, who was activated in the morning, pitched in the ninth. He struck out Myers, the only batter he faced.
At the plate: The Giants did not have an extra-base hit.
In the field: There were no errors of particularly GIF-able plays.
Attendance: The Giants announced a crowd of 41,183 human beings. The key word in that sentence is “announced.”
Up next: A huge series in the Wild Card race. The Cardinals come to town for four, starting with Cueto vs. Adam Wainwright.