SAN FRANCISCO — They confirmed a re-run Tuesday afternoon at AT&T Park.
Barely 18 hours after the Giants squandered a spectacular efficiency by starter Dereck Rodriguez, they did the identical after seven shutout innings from Madison Bumgarner, dropping 2-1 to the Astros in entrance of an introduced sellout crowd of 41,613.
With the season in its ultimate two months and the Giants sitting fourth within the NL West, six video games again coming into Tuesday, these have been back-to-back intestine punches that needed to harm. As soon as once more, the Giants slipped under .500, at 57-58.
San Francisco led 1-Zero and Bumgarner was watching from the dugout when Marwin Gonzalez doubled towards reliever Ray Black to steer off the eighth. It was Gonzalez whose three-run homer within the ninth on Monday night time beat the Giants 3-1, losing seven shutout innings by Rodriguez.
Two batters later, Tyler White deposited a 99-mph fastball from Black over the left area fence, giving the defending world champs a 2-1 lead.
The Giants didn’t assist themselves offensively, managing simply 4 hits in every sport towards the Astros. They scored their solely run Tuesday when Brandon Crawford doubled to left to open the second, then scored on a single to proper by Chase d’Arnaud.
Bumgarner wasn’t as clear as Rodriguez the night time earlier than, however he allowed simply 4 hits whereas hanging out seven in seven innings.
A lot of the afternoon, Bumgarner battled to flee bother. He gave up a leadoff triple to Josh Reddick within the second and a leadoff double to Jake Marisnick within the fifth, however Houston couldn’t rating both time.
The sixth inning was significantly wild.
With one out, White ripped a line drive towards the right-center area hole, which went to the wall when Steve Duggar didn’t make a diving catch. White was promptly erased on the plate, making an attempt to attain on a pointy one-hopper to first baseman Buster Posey.
Reddick, who reached first on that play, took second on a wild pitch and stole third. However when a low pitch to J.D. Davis squirted previous catcher Nick Hundley, Reddick made a splash for house.
Hundley threw to Bumgarner, whose tag retired Reddick, because the Giants minimize down two runners on the plate in the identical inning.
The Giants squandered a triple of their very own within the seventh, as Alen Hanson was stranded after a leadoff drive to deep proper area that popped out of the glove of Reddick when he hit the fence.
* Second baseman d’Arnaud left the sport with a left knee contusion after fouling a ball off the knee with two outs within the fourth inning. Hanson completed the at-bat and struck out, however the at-bat was credited to d’Arnaud as a result of he departed with an 0-2 depend.
* Supervisor Bruce Bochy mentioned the early report he acquired on Pablo Sandoval was that the Tuesday morning surgical procedure on his proper hamstring “went nicely.” Bochy mentioned he anticipated to get extra particulars on the process from coach Dave Groeschner, who was available for the surgical procedure. Sandoval is out for the season.