19 Apr 14

Going into tonight’s game, the Giants had played eight straight one-run games. According to Elias, the last team to play so many close games was the Twins in July, 2005. The Giants’ concern about the streak ended tonight when they lost by two runs to the Padres, 3-1.

The sacrifice of the record also sacrificed another fine pitching performance by Tim Hudson, who lost his first game of the season, pitching seven complete innings, allowing 8 hits, 2 earned runs while striking out 4; he didn’t surrender a bases on balls.

Eric Stults started for the Padres and allowed only 3 hits that included Michael Morse’s third home run of the youug season. Stults walked1 and struck out 2. Garnering the win, Stults is 1-2, and his ERA settled at 4.35.

The Giants have their longest losing streak of the season–three–as they look to win the consolation game on Sunday afternoon as Tim Lincecum, 0-1, squares off against Robbie Erlin whose record is even at 1.