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San Francisco Giants shut out by Pirates

By Toni Cecchetti

Aug 20, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; San Francisco Giants second baseman Kelby Tomlinson (37) fields a ground ball against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the third inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Giants got into Pittsburgh Thursday with only one thing on their minds after dropping two of three in St. Louis: winning. But they didn’t come close. Not even almost.

The Pirates starting pitcher, Charlie Morton held the Giants to just four hits in the six and ⅔ innings he pitched. The Giants missed a big opportunity when Morton loaded the bases‒he hit Brandon Crawford with a pitch, allowed Kelby Tomlinson a base hit and hit Ehire Adrianza with a pitch‒before handing the ball over to the Pirates manager.

Gregor Blanco hit a line drive off the Pirates relief pitcher that found a glove in right field, ending the inning. It was not a good night for the White Shark‒he was the third out in three innings, leaving men in scoring position each time.

Giants fans experienced a glimmer of hope in the fifth when Jake Peavy bunted the ball, the catcher threw to second, who threw to first for a double play. Not so fast, according to manager Bruce Bochy, after Peavy bunted, the ball bounced up and hit his bat, making it a foul ball. After discussion with the umpires, the crew chief ruled it a foul ball and Peavy’s at bat resumed.

Kelby stole second and Peavy laid down the bunt and was thrown out at first. The Giants relief was short lived, Gregor struck out, ending the inning.

Peavy pitched six innings, allowing four runs, seven hits, one walk while striking out five. Yusmeiro Petit pitched two innings in relief allowing just two hits and striking out four. The final score was: Giants 0, Pirates 4

Thursday’s game is one for the history books‒as in, it’s history, new chapter begins tomorrow.

After all, tomorrow is another day.