Woeful San Francisco Giants Road Trip Comes To Painful End

By Bryan Rose

May 19, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher

Buster Posey

(28) on the bench during the game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

And finally, it ends.

After winning three of four against the Atlanta Braves last weekend and heading out on their six game road trip with a 23-15 record, life was good for the San Francisco Giants. The joy however, was short lived.

A week later and the Giants are 24-20 after committing 13 errors on their road trip which took them through Toronto and Colorado, ending in a 1-5 record.

Barry Zito did his best to stop the bleeding this afternoon, but it wasn’t to be as Zito gave up eleven hits, two walks and five earned runs in just 5.2 innings of work. Zeets did leave only allowing three runs but a two run knock off Jose Mijares plated the left over baserunners after Zito departed, giving the Giants starters an eye gouging 9.82 ERA for the six game trip.

Offensively, the Giants picked up where they left off last night. But not only were runs at a premium, so were hits as the Giants were only able to scratch a few knocks off Rockies starter Juan Nicasio, the vast majority nothing more than duck snorts.

It was one of the ugliest road trips for the Giants in recent memory and thankfully, it came to a conclusion this afternoon.

If you’re looking for good news though, keep searching. In addition to the Giants losing Angel Pagan with flu like symptoms during the game, the Giants will now come home to face the Washington Nationals who most certainly will be looking to break out of their funk which has included two straight losses to the San Diego Padres and losers of four of six overall.

Ryan Vogelsong will attempt to get the Giants back on track against Nationals starter Zach Duke.