SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants continued to wrestle on the plate Sunday, shedding 3-Zero to the Tampa Bay Rays at Oracle Park and falling to 3-7.
Starter Yonny Charinos (2-0) was one in every of 5 Tampa Bay pitchers who mixed for a shutout, throwing the primary 5 innings, with Adam Kolarek, Chaz Roe, Diego Castillo and Jose Alvarado ending it out for his fourth save because the Rays improved to 7-3.
The Giants had simply 5 hits, struck out 12 instances and loud outs had been few and much between. Within the ninth, a Yangervis Solarte single and a stroll to Brandon Belt introduced Brandon Crawford to the plate, however Crawford’s floor ball to second ended the sport.
Giants starter Drew Pomeranz (0-2), struggled from the outset and pitched into the fifth inning.
By the point the fifth started, Pomeranz had thrown 89 pitches and was trailing 2-Zero on a line-drive homer by Yandy Diaz on the sport’s second pitch and a run-scoring season by former Big Christian Arroyo within the fourth.
When Daniel Robertson lined a single to heart to open the inning, supervisor Bruce Bochy lifted Pomeranz in favor of Trevor Gott. Gott struck out each each Avisail Garzia and Mike Zunino, gave up a single to Kevin Kiermaier, then retired Willy Adames on a fielders selection to finish the inning.
The Giants weren’t certain whether or not Chrinos was merely going to open or be prolonged after the right-hander threw seven shutout innings in his earlier begin. Chrinos was simply nearly as good in opposition to the Giants by means of 5 innings, giving up simply two hits with one stroll and 5 strikeouts. He didn’t permit a runner to succeed in third base.
Chirinos was much more economical than Pomeranz, throwing simply 67 pitches, 45 for strikes. Left-hander Adam Kolarek got here on within the sixth inning, retiring the Giants so as.
The Giants managed to 2 hits in the identical inning for the primary time within the seventh however failed to attain amidst some fancy maneuvering by Tampa Bay supervisor Kevin Money.
Solarte, hitting for Joe Panik in opposition to the left-handed Adam Kolarek, singled solidly to heart to open the inning. Money then introduced in right-hander Chaz Roe to face the right-handed Evan Longoria, shifting Kolarek to first base and first baseman Diaz to 3rd.
Roe struck out Longoria, then Money went again to the mound, put Kolarek again on the mound with left-handed batters Belt and Crawford developing. Kolarek struck out Belt however gave up a single to Crawford. That introduced Money out to usher in Diego Castillo to face Kevin Pillar. Castillo struck out Pillar to finish the inning.
The Rays added a run within the eighth when Kiermaier tripled to proper heart in opposition to Nick Vincent and scored on a balk. Vincent’s tried pickoff to 3rd caught Longoria unexpectedly, who wasn’t holding the runner on the bag. Longoria caught the ball, however a balk was known as scoring the run.
Buster Posey didn’t begin for the Giants, with Erik Kratz opening at catcher and though obtainable to pinch-hit, wasn’t known as upon.
“Simply getting a day within the early go right here, which is what we thought can be one of the best plan,” Bochy stated. “He’s effective.”
The Giants open a three-game sequence Monday night time in opposition to San Diego, with Madison Bumgarner (0-2) going through Eric Lauer (1-1) in a rematch of their Opening Day recreation in San Diego.