Giants Split First Two Against Cardinals

By Parker Perry

The San Francisco Giants  lost the opening game of the four game series Monday night but was able to pull off a two run win Tuesday night to split the first two games against the St. Louis Cardinals.

On Tuesday the Giants were able to out battle the Cardinals. Buster Posey hit his second home run in as many nights that boosted the team to a 4-2 win.

Posey’s home run came in the firs inning, and scored three runs. With the early lead, Giant starter Barry Zito was able to hang in for six and two thirds innings and only allowed the two runs. Relief pitchers Clay Hensely, Sergio Romo, and Jeremy Affeldt were brought on to shut the game down.

The opposition starter Lance Lynn had his struggles in the first, but was able to complete a decent game afterwards. He only allowed one more run during his six innings on the mound.

Unlike Tuesday night’s game, in the first game the Giants pithcing was unable to keep up with the quiet offense.

Matt Cain had a tough time on the mound. Cain pitched only five and two thirds innings while allowing a total of five runs.  He had most of his troubles in the second inning. A solo home run by Carlos Beltran erased a early lead. He then continued his troubles allowing a second run to score.

Though the Giants were able to accumulate seven hits against Cardinal Starter Jake Westbrook, they did not push across nearly enough runs to compete. Falling 8-2, San Francisco grounded into their share of double plays. the only runs scored by the Giants in that game came off of two solo home runs. The first came in the beginning of the game by Angel Pagan. The next off the bat of the hot-swinging Posey.

The Giants continue their series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday. They will start at 8:00 and the game will be broadcast on ESPN. The probable pitchers are Ryan Vogelsong (9-5) and Joe Kelly (2-4).


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