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Orange and Black Saturday Inside Scoop

July 12th, 2014 at 4:30 PM
By Michael Almonte

'Wave your flag, wave your towel' photo (c) 2010, randychiu - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ 

The San Francisco Giants were shutout for the fifth time in their last 13 games and were blanketed 2-0 by the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday afternoon. It was the 10th time this season they were shutout and seventh at home. 

Ryan Vogelsong kept the Giants in the game even though the offense managed four hits on the day. For the fourth straight start, Vogelsong received no run support and lost his fourth consecutive outing to drop his record to 5-7. The Giants have been shutout in three of the games and the team is 9-10 in his starts this year.

He allowed six hits and two runs in 6.1 innings and becomes the first Giants pitcher to receive zero run support in four straight starts since Lynn McGlothen did so from April 16- May 1, 1977. The Giants starters have surrendered two runs or fewer in 12 of their last 17 games. 

Marco Scutaro made his 2014 debut, going 0-for-3 with a walk and strikeout. The 2012 National League Championship Series MVP had not played since last September and is dealing with a bulging disk in his back.

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Baseball, MLB, San Francisco, San Francisco Giants

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