This appears to be an alternate universe. The Padres, who began this season as baseball’s most obvious rebuilders, won a 5-2 game Thursday at AT&T Park. The last-place Giants, who began this season attempting to build on their storied history, dropped to five games behind the young team in the visiting clubhouse. One of its players sucked the air out of the building with a nighttime launch to rare territory. San Diego improved to 7-3 against San Francisco in large part because of Cory Spangenberg.
Late last Friday, after taking an especially vicious foul ball off his facemask, Austin Hedges supposedly was feeling fine. Over the next few days, however, his attempts to prepare for game action ended in frustation. After being scratched from Monday’s lineup in Denver, he left the Padres and returned to San Diego. Thursday in San Francisco, the catcher rejoined the team with clarity in tow.
Considering the locale, the worst start of Clayton Richard’s career began in relatively tame fashion. The Colorado Rockies’ leadoff batter, Charlie Blackmon, dumped a single into shallow left field. Soon enough, Coors Field had the feel of a raging inferno. As the Padres absorbed an 18-4 shellacking Wednesday afternoon, Richard did not make it out of the fourth inning. The left-hander surrendered 14 hits and 11 runs, both numbers matching franchise records.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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