Stratton strikes first, Padres strike back as Giants fail to complete sweep

first_imgSAN DIEGO–With a violent swing of the bat, Giants pitcher Chris Stratton delivered the type of two-strike, two-out hit most of the club’s position players have struggled to produce this season.Stratton’s second-inning double cleared the bases as three of his teammates raced home to give the Giants the early lead.It was the perfect tone-setter for a team trying for a sweep. But Stratton soon found himself in a troubling situation, and he didn’t escape it in an 8-4 Giants loss.Those three runs …last_img

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