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San Francisco Giants Get Swept in Colorado For First Time Since 2002

Apr 23, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija (29) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 23, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija (29) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
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The San Francisco Giants have the worst record in the National League after being swept by the Colorado Rockies 8-0.

Jeff Samardzija allowed seven runs in six and a third innings as the San Francisco Giants starting pitchers struggled throughout the series. Both Johnny Cueto and Matt Moore gave up crooked innings as well at Coors Field.

San Francisco’s starting staff was outperformed by Colorado’s Tyler Chatwood, Antonio Senzatela and Kyle Freeland.

With Madison Bumgarner out indefinitely with a shoulder injury, the starting staff will need to pitch better going forward. They currently are the worst starting staff in the majors, with a collective 5.02 earned run average.

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Freeland, who was the eighth overall pick in the 2014 draft, is already with the Rockies in 2017. He was outstanding, giving up just one run over seven innings.

The Giants also were shut out in Coors Field, which is the first shutout in Colorado since 2002, according to Alex Pavlovic of NBC Bay Area.

The Giants came into the game making several changes to the lineup. Eduardo Nunez batted first for the first time this season. Brandon Belt played left field for the first time this seasons as well and Buster Posey played first base.

None of those changes were able to do enough to help the Giants turn things around.

Now the Giants will head home to face the Los Angeles Dodgers for a pivotal four game series against their long time rival.

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The Giants’ four game series against the Dodgers begins tomorrow at 7:15 PST. Be sure to check out Around the Foghorn for all the latest on the series.

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