Giants bullpen falters late for 2nd game


SF 6

Trevor Gott has not found his groove against the Oakland A's in the first two games of this 3 game weekend series. Last night he was taxed with the loss and blown save giving up 5 earned runs off 2 hits with a walk in just 1/3 of an inning. Tonight he was roughed up again, getting 2 outs and the A's down to their last strike but he allowed 4 runs off 3 hits with another walk allowed. He is the 4th Giants pitcher since 1901 to allow multiple home runs in back to back appearances as a reliever. San Francisco trailed 2-0 going into the bottom of the 4th when Austin Slater walked and Donovan Solano extended his career-best 17 games with a single as Mike Yastrzemski walked to the dish. Yastrzemski tripled to right field and then scored on a throwing error by Marcus Semien to give the Giants a 3-2 lead. Evan Longoria doubled to open the bottom of the 7th and then Wilmer Flores singled him to 3rd with Hunter Pence on deck. Pence struck out on a foul tip but Darin Ruf homered to left-center for his first Giants homer and the club went ahead 6-3. Kevin Gausman went 5 2/3 innings and allowed 3 runs off 5 hits with 11 strikeouts and walked 3 batters.

The Oakland A's again tormented the Giants bullpen for a 2nd straight come from behind win. Marcus Semien put the club ahead with a 2-run home run in the top of the 3td inning to get an early lead. Matt Olson hit his 8th home run of the season in the top of the 6th to tie the game at 3-3. Once the Giants went ahead 6-3, Sean Murphy joined the home run party with a solo shot in the top of the 9th and then Tony Kemp doubled with 1 out. Matt Chapman lined out as Matt Olson walked. Mark Canha and the A's were down to their last strike of the game when he launched a go-ahead 3-run home run at a distance of 411 feet to the left-center field seats. Tony Kemp had 3 of Oaklands 10 hits and 6 of the team hits were extra-base hits with 4 being homers. Starter Sean Manaea went 5 innings of 3 run ball (2 earned) he allowed 3 hits with 1 walk and struck out 5 batters.

Record 8-14

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