Closer Brian Wilson blew the game by allowing two runs in the bottom of the ninth. After loading the bases with two outs, Wilson allowed the tying run to score when he hit David Eckstein with a pitch. The next batter, Scott Hairston, ripped an RBI single to put Wilson out of his misery, and notch the 3-2 victory for the Padres.
The latest shot to the gut comes on the heels of back to back 2-1 losses on Tuesday and Wednesday to the Padres. Tim Lincecum did all he could do on Thursday to avoid the sweep. He gave up just one run in seven innings, while striking out ten. However, the offense once again did little to support the starting staff. Giants hitters were able to score just two runs (four total in the three game series).
The Giants have now lost 7 of their last 8 games, and are nine games behind the Dodgers in the N.L. West. They head to Seattle to begin interleague play against the Mariners on Friday night. Randy Johnson will try to pick up career win #299 against his old team. The game starts at 7pm, and can be seen on NBC Bay Area.