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Giants vs. Padres live stream: How to watch Wednesday's MLB game online

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NBC Sports Bay Area staff

Giants vs. Padres live stream: How to watch Wednesday's MLB game online

The Giants and Padres continue the series with young Nick Margevicius facing Dereck Rodriguez on the mound in San Francisco in a matinee game on Wednesday.

The Orange and Black are coming off of a strong, 7-2, win over the Padres on Tuesday night. New outfielder Kevin Pillar drove in four runs and Derek Holland dazzled on the mound with nine strikeouts over seven innings.

Rodriguez boasts a 1.89 ERA in three career starts against the Padres which hopefully drapes into Wednesday's start after giving up four runs over 5 1/3 innings against the Rays in Friday's home opener.

Tyler Austin is warming up with the Giants after playing in just two games with the team -- he has two hits in both appearances. 

Here's how you can watch Giants vs. Padres on NBC Sports Bay Area Plus and streaming online.

When: Wednesday, April 10, at 12:45 p.m. PT (pregame at 11:30 p.m.)
TV channel: NBC Sports Bay Area 
Live stream: MyTeams by NBC Sports app

Kevin Pillar joins Barry Bonds in Giants record book seven games into tenure

Kevin Pillar joins Barry Bonds in Giants record book seven games into tenure

SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds was at Oracle Park on Tuesday night, and he got to see something that hasn't been done by a Giant since the Bonds Era. 

Kevin Pillar drove in four runs in the Giants' 7-2 win over the San Diego Padres, a night after hitting a grand slam. He became the first Giant with at least four RBI in back-to-back games since Bonds drove in nine runs over two games in April 2002. The Giants didn't acquire Pillar until before the sixth game of the season, but he already is tied with Brandon Belt for the team lead with eight RBI. 

"He's got some pop," manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday night. "And he's really coming through in the clutch here, too. He's a professional hitter. He's a great addition to the club."

This was the most complete game of the season for the Giants. Here's what else went right:

--- Derek Holland spent all of last season chasing a seven-inning start, and he talked about it often. He came one out short on June 26, but never quite got there the rest of the way. 

Holland did it Tuesday in his third start of 2019, striking out nine over seven strong innings. He allowed just one run, a solo shot from Hunter Renfroe. 

"I joked around with Bum and said I made it past five innings and also didn't throw 100 pitches in five innings, so that was good," Holland said. "That's a tough lineup, though. You can't ever take anything away from them. The home run at the end -- you've still got to make pitches, it shows."

--- Around these parts, it is often noted that the Giants have become a terrible bunting team. So, it must be noted that Holland got a sacrifice down in the fifth with a runner on second, allowing Pillar's fly to left to bring another run in. That's the kind of stuff this team needs to do.

--- Holland didn't go with a goofy t-shirt after picking up his first win of the year. He's a Dallas resident and huge Mavericks fan, so ... 

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--- Belt wasn't worried about moving over to left, jokingly pointing out that he recorded an outfield assist last season. It only took Belt two games out there to get on the board again. He cleanly fielded a liner off the wall and got it in to Brandon Crawford, who threw Franmil Reyes out at second. 

"He's already bragging in there that he's the best at the ball coming off the wall," Bochy said. 

Kevin Pillar, Tyler Austin make instant impact on Giants' offense in loss

Kevin Pillar, Tyler Austin make instant impact on Giants' offense in loss

SAN FRANCISCO -- This was the roster Farhan Zaidi wanted a few weeks ago.

He was after Kevin Pillar all offseason and sought a right-handed power bat to add to the roster, but Zaidi also was not willing to overpay to force other executives into trading players they planned to keep through Opening Day. 

"The availability of options sometimes doesn't line up with your schedule and what's convenient for you," Zaidi said Monday afternoon. 

Everything finally lined up over the past week, leading to a surprising set of moves for the Giants. When the Blue Jays decided they were ready to go young in their outfield, Zaidi was waiting. When the Twins needed to add a pitcher to the roster and DFA'd Tyler Austin, Zaidi quickly reached for his iPhone. 

The results on Monday night were promising -- well, at least for those two. 

Austin singled and walked in his first game with the Giants and scored the game's first run. He had barely gone through the handshake line in the dugout when Pillar blasted a grand slam that gave the Giants a 5-0 lead in the fourth.

It was the first grand slam by a Giant since April 7, 2017. 

That handed a 5-0 lead to Madison Bumgarner and a rested bullpen. They couldn't hold it. 

"Our pitching is good enough that we've got to win this game," Bumgarner said. 

The Giants are going to play Austin at first base until he can get comfortable in the outfield, which means he could have plenty of nights like this one. In the top of the sixth, Brandon Belt moved from left field to first and Gerardo Parra entered in left as the Bruce Bochy tried to hold a three-run lead. 

--- Parra went down during a very scary moment late in the game. It appeared he took a 93 mph fastball to the face, but the Brad Wieck pitch actually hit his shoulder first. Bochy said Parra has a pretty good cut on his lip but otherwise is fine, and he'll be available Tuesday. 

It'll be interesting to see if there's any carryover. Bumgarner hit Fernando Tatis Jr. twice and then Parra got drilled. None of it seemed on purpose, but there were some players grumbling during the game. 

--- Buster Posey's double left the bat at 107 mph. There wasn't much of that last year before hip surgery, so perhaps he's ready to produce a bit more. Through eight games, Posey is batting .207 with no homers or RBI. 

--- Brandon Belt's single in the first inning was just the second first-inning hit for the Giants all season. Yikes. 

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--- In his first appearance against the Padres, Reyes Moronta looked like one of the five best relievers in the National League. On Monday he gave up a monster homer to Franmil Reyes. This came just a few days after David Freese took him into the gap for a huge hit at Dodger Stadium. 

"It's just mistakes," Bochy said. "He elevated the breaking ball. He's not quite as sharp as we usually see him."