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San Francisco Giants loses Game 1 in a Blowout

By Alex Pettitt

Well that was a crap fest. I’m not quite sure if crap fest was one word or two but, there really isn’t anything to explain. Dan Uggla made his San Francisco Giants debut and lowered his batting average to 1.59 in two at bats. If that were bad enough Hector Sanchez was injured with concussion like symptoms. After that Dan Uggla went out, Tony Abreu came in to play second. Abreu opted out of his contract less than 10 days ago. Since 10 days did not go by, the Giants purchased his contract and he was in San Francisco. His first plate appearance on the first pitch resulted in a double play.

Jul 25, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants second baseman Dan Uggla (22) chases a ground ball in the fourth inning of their MLB baseball game with the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Lincecum must have been too excited regarding his first save a few days ago because he had his first bad start in quite some time.  He allowed 6 earned runs in 4.1 IP but two runs were driven in on a single off of Juan Guitierrez. George Kontos allowed an ER in the eighth and no runs in the ninth.

Game 2 of the series is tomorrow and it will be Ryan Vogelsong vs. Clayton Kershaw. Lets hope Vogelsong has a better start than his one in Philadelphia. The Giants have the injury bug and are relying heavily on a Triple A line up and they need the best pitching they can get.