Texas Rangers 5, San Francisco Giants 0: Giants shut out, but at least they got a hit
The Giants were shut out for the first time this season. But you can say one thing good about it — at least they got a hit.
The Dodgers could not say the same thing.
The Dodgers fell victim of a no-hitter when six Mariners pitchers kept them hitless in a 1-0 Seattle win on Friday.
By comparison, the Giants’ first shutout loss of the season doesn’t seem so bad.
The Giants became the last National League team to be shut out, and only two AL team have not been shut out — the Tigers and Indians.
The first shutout in the 58th game of the season is not so bad. Not that it should have come as much of a surprise when Bruce Bochy’s lineup was announced Friday.
That lineup was missed the Giants’ No. 3 and 4 hitters from the past month — Melky Cabrera and Buster Posey. Cabrera sat out with a strained hamstring, and Posey got his normal day off when Barry Zito pitches.
What do you get when you take Cabrera, Posey (not to mention Pablo Sandoval) out of the lineup? The 2011 Giants.
It was the fourth time this season the Cabrera and Posey failed to reach base safely in the same game. The Giants are 0-4 in those games.
Of course, it was really hard for either to reach base when neither had a plate appearance.
So then basically the game was over when Zito gave up a leadoff home run to Ian Kinsler to open the game.
- The Rangers win Friday was their first in 12 games at AT&T Park, including two during the 2010 World Series.
- Angel Pagan went 0 for 4, failing to hit the ball out of the infield, to snap his 15-game hitting streak and a 28-game home hitting streak.
The Giants hope to get their hitting restarted Saturday when Ryan Vogelsong faces Scott Feldman at 1:10 p.m. Saturday. Feldman has given up 19 runs on 17 hits in his last four starts since replacing Neftali Feliz in the starting rotation.