Just when all hope seemed lost--you know you've lost all hope when you beg each successive hitter from the 6th inning on to jack one--Aubrey Huff planted a Heath Bell pitch in the right field seats to tie the game. It was another crazy Giants moment in a season of crazy Giants moments. It got better in the 12th when the Giants loaded the bases off Luke Gregerson with no outs and quickly turned it into a more familiar bases-loaded two-out situation. I remember begging for a wild pitch at the time. Silly me, a four-pitch walk to Mike Fontenot was a much lower-risk, higher-probability event. The lads tacked on a few more as the Padres bullpen went into meltdown and the Giants had a big win to start the second half. The brown-clads managed to get the tying run up against Brian Wilson in the bottom of the inning, but that's just part of the script, nothing to get excited about. They also wasted a fine effort by Aaron Harang (Game Score 70), but Madison Bumgarner wasn't too shabby, either (Game Score 58). The Giants bullpen gave the team six innings of two-hit, one-run ball with two walks and five strikeouts, while the Padres hacked up six in their five innings of work on four hits, three walks, and a big error. The Giants game plan of wait until the other team screws up worked to perfection. If nine innings aren't enough, just keep playing. Eventually runs will be handed over. It's like camping out in the used-car lot until the salesman finally gets sick of you and gives you the damn junker. Who's complaining? It works. The Giants are 53-40 while the Padres are 40-53. So much for the evil 2010 San Diego mojo, although it looked like it was back in the first eight frames. Huff's blast was a gift from the gods--I keep wondering what they will demand down the road. The virgins have been sacrificed, the collection plates runneth over, the tithes have been tithed, and the fruit baskets are starting to smell. Oh, and Eli Whiteside got three hits.