San Francisco Giants lose the series to the Cardinals after Friday’s walk off victory and Marlon Byrd’s grand slam

By Toni Cecchetti
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Aug 30, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher

Buster Posey

(28) returns to home plate after the St. Louis Cardinals scored three run in the in the first inning of their MLB baseball game at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

The Ugly (il brutto)

Friday night the Cardinal’s pitcher drilled Buster Posey on the elbow, causing Buster to sit out Saturday’s game. That was ugly because we are already down the killer P’s Hunter Pence,  Joe Panik and   Angel Pagan, now we have to go without Posey, too? Lucky for us, it turned out to be just one game. And I am glad Buster wasn’t injured worse than a bruise with some pain and swelling. That’s bad enough.

Speaking of Saturday’s game, you want to talk ugly? It was pretty much ugly from start to finish. The Cardinals shut‒out the Giants.

The first inning of Sunday’s game was exceptionally ugly. Chris Heston allowed three runs on four hits before the first out. The first run, a home run, came on the second pitch of the game and I’m afraid it shook our rookie up a bit. He shouldn’t feel too bad, the Cardinals scored a home run off veteran Javier Lopez too. Heston pitched three and ⅔ innings allowing five runs on nine hits while striking out one. To be fair, he just came up and I think he lost some of his confidence in the first inning. He’ll get better, sometimes it just takes time.

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