San Francisco Giants Game 3, 4/2/11 at Los Angeles

1st Inning – Top

Miquel Tejada hitting leadoff for the first time in 12 years grounds out from third baseman Aaron Miles to James Loney. Loney makes a nice pickup of a throw in the dirt.

On an 0-1 pitch Freddy Sanchez hits a routine fly ball to left fielder Xavier Paul

On a 1-2 pitch Huff flies out on a routine fly ball to Paul

1st Inning – Bottom

Matt Cain is on the mound for this first start of the season.

On a 1-2 pitch Aaron Miles line out sharply to Matt Cain. Nice catch by Cain.

De Jesus battles Cain for 8 pitches before grounding out to third baseman DeRosa to Belt.

Either grounds out softly to second base Sanchez to Belt.

Cain has a 16 pitch first inning.

2nd Inning – Top

On a 1-2 pitch Posey hits a hard one hopper to second baseman De Jesus who field and throws to Loney for the out.

Pat Burrell is called out strikes on a 2-2 breaking the looked to catch a lot of the plate. Burrell appeared to be completely fooled.

Belt called out on a strikes on 1-2 pitch that caught the inside corner. Nice location by Lilly.

2nd Inning – Bottom

On a 1-2 pitch Kemp continues his hot hitting blasting a fastball of the left center field wall.

Cain is going to have to work hard to keep the Dodgers off the board in this inning.

On an 0-2 count Loney reaches for an outside pitch and grounds out Tejada to Belt.

Kemp advanced to third. Tejada looked at Kemp but took the sure out at first. For the second game in a row Kemp makes a daring base running play to advance from second to third. Last night it paid off when he scored on a sacrifice fly.

With Gimenez up the Giants bring the infield in to try to keep the run off the board. Gimenez battles Cain for 6 pitches before grounding out to Belt unassisted.

Belt looks Kemp back to third before recording the out.

On a 1-2 pitch Paul hits a routine fly ball the left field that is caught by Pat Burrell.

Nice job by Cain pitching around the leadoff double by Kemp.

Cain his thrown 34 pitches in 2 innings.

3rd Inning – Top

On a 2-1 pitch DeRosa hits a solid line drive single to center field

On the first pitch Rowand singles on a looping liner to left field.

On a 2-1 count Cain lays down a good bunt to third base field by Miles to Loney for the out.

The sacrifice bunt is successful as DeRosa and Rowand advance to second and third setting a great scoring opportunity.

Tejada hits a chopper on an 0-1 count that Loney back peddles on before fielding and flipping to Lilly for the second out. DeRosa scores and Tejada gets the RBI giving the Giants a 1-0 lead.

Rowand advances to third.

Freddy Sanchez walks on a 3-2 pitch after a 7 pitch at bat.

On an 0-2 pitch Huff skies a foul pop down the left field line the Either catches at the wall in foul territory.

Lilly limits the damage to 1 run and is at 43 pitches after 3 innings.

3rd Inning – Bottom

On a 1-1 pitch Carroll ground out softly DeRosa to Belt

On an 0-2 pitch Lilly hits a dribbler back to Cain who flips to Belt for the out.

On a 1-2 pitch Miles hits a soft comebacker to Cain who fields and flips to Belt to end the inning.

Cain is off to a good start today with 44 pitches through 3 innings.

4th Inning – Top

On a 1-2 pitch Posey hits a routine grounder to Carroll who throws to Loney for the out.

On the first pitch Burrell hits a swinging bunt towards third that Lilly pounces on, wheels and throws to Loney for out number 2.

On a 3-2 pitch Belt flies out on a routine fly ball to center fielder Kemp ending a 7 pitch at bat.

Another nice at bat by Belt making Lilly work by throwing 7 pitches.

Lilly is now at 55 pitches

4th Inning – Bottom

DeJesus strikes out swinging on a 2-2 pitch but has a 6 pitch at bar.

On a 2-1 pitch Either singles on a slow chopper to DeRosa.

On a 0-1 pitch Kemp hits a ground ball that kicks off the mound and goes to Tejada who steps on second and throws to Belt at first to complete the double ending the inning.

Giants still lead 1-0.

Cain is at 56 pitches

5th Inning – Top

DeRosa grounds out Carroll to Loney for out number one

On an 0-1 pitch Roward hits a line drive single to left field

Rowand advances to second base on a balk by Lilly.

Cain strikes out looking on three pitches on a low inside fastball for the second out.

It’s going to take a two out hit to score a run this inning.

On an 0-1 pitch Tejada hits a solid single between Carroll and Miles driving Rowand in with the second run of the game for the Giants. Tejada advances to second base on Paul’s throw to the plate. Tejada picks up his second RBI of the game.

Freddy Sanchez doubles on the first pitch down the third baseline on a ball that hit the tarp and died. Nice play by the ball boy to leap over the ball avoid interference. Tejada scores and Sanchez picks up an RBI making it Giants 3-0.

Huff singles on a ground ball between Loney and DeJesus driving in Sanchez and giving the Giants a 4-0 lead. Huff is able to find a hole despite DeJesus playing him to pull on the short right field grass.

Don Mattingly removes Ted Lilly from the game and replaces him with Mike MacDougal.

On a 1-2 pitch Posey singles on a line drive to right fielder Either.

On a 1-2 pitch Burrell strikes out swinging.ending the inning.

Nice inning by the Giants stringing several hits together to score three runs.

5th Inning – Bottom

On a 1-0 pitch Loney flies out to Burrell in left field on a routine fly ball.

Gimenez flies out to Rowand on the first pitch of the at bat on a routine fly ball to left center.

On a 2-2 pitch Paul gets an infield single when he hits a sharp ground ball behind the second base bag that Sanchez fields and throw to Belt at first. Paul barely beats the throw at first earning the infield hit.

On a 1-2 pitch Carrol hits a line drive single to left center advancing Paul to third base.

Cain is now in a two out jam.

Barajas pinch hits for MacDougal.

On a 1-2 pitch Barajas strikes out on a slider low and away. Nice pitch by Cain to get out of the two out jam. Cain is at 74 pitches after 5 innings.

6th Inning – Top

Kenley Jensen is in to pitch the 6th inning for the Dodgers.

Brandon battles back from a 1-2 count to draw a walk on a nice 7 pitch at bat.

On a 3-1 pitch Belt steals second base for his first career stolen base.

On a 3-2 pitch DeRosa doubles on a ball that Kemp cuts off in the left centerfield gap. DeRosa is able to stretch what appeared to be a single into a double. Belt scores the Giants fifth run of the game. Nice heads up play by DeRosa.

On a 3-1 pitch Rowand pops out to shortstop Carroll. Not a productive at bat for Rowand.

Cain draws a walk on a 3-2 pitch

On a 1-2 pitch Tejada singles on a hard hit ball off the leaping Miles glove at third base. The ball trickled behind Miles on the infield dirt.

On a 2-0 pitch Sanchez singles on a bloop hit near the right field line. DeRosa scores giving the Giants a 6-0 lead. Sanchez picks up the RBI.

On a 2-0 pitch Huff lines a singles back up the middle just missing hitting Kenley. Cain and Tejada scores making the score Giants 8-0. Huff picks up his second and third RBI of the game.

Posey strikes out on a letter high fastball for the second out of the inning.

Burrell strikes out on a blazing fastball right down the middle.

Another nice inning for the Giant where they scored four runs while piecing together several hits.

6th Inning  – Bottom

Miles line out on a 0-2 pitch

DeJesus called out on strikes on an 0-2 pitch.

Either hits a solid ground ball single to right field between Belt and Sanchez.

Kemp reaches for a slider low in the strike zone and flies out to right fielder Huff on a 1-2 pitch

7th Inning – Top

Lance Cormier now pitching for the Dodgers.

Uneventful innings for the Giants hitters.

Belt reaches first on a throw that pulled Loney off the first base bag.

DeRosa lined out to second baseman DeJesus and Rowand struck out.

Fontenot pinch hit for Cain and from Cormier to Loney

Nice outing for Cain 6 IP 0 ER O BB 3 Ks on 86 pitches.

7th Inning – Bottom

Javier Lopez is making his first appearance of the season

Lopez was the Giants left-handed bullpen specialist after his trade from the Pirates in August of 2010. His work against Utley and Howard in the NLCS was outstanding.

Lopes allows singles Gimenez and Carroll while working a scorelss 7th inning.

8th Inning – Top

Cormier is back out for the 8th inning.

Tejada grounds out DeJesus to Loney

Freddy Sanchez hits a 1-0 pitch over the left field wall for a solo home run giving the Giants a 9-0 lead.

Cormier retires Schierholtz and Whiteside back to back to end the top of the 8th

8th Inning Bottom

Ramon Ramirez throws a scoreless 8th inning allowing a single to Either while retiring Miles, DeJesus and Cormier.

9th Inning – Top

Cormier still on the mound for the Dodgers

Andres Torres hits a pinch hit double to right field

Brandon Belt walks

Torres advances to third and Belt advances to second on wild pitch.

DeRosa grounds out second to first driving in Torres making the score Giants 10-0

Belt advances to third.

Rowand strikes out.

Sandoval grounds out third to first to end the top of the 9th inning.

9th Inning – Bottom

Jeremy Affeldt on the mound for the 9th inning. He is making his first appearance of the season.

Loney grounds out Sandoval to Belt

Gimenez strikes out on foul tip

Ellis singles on an infield single off Freddy Sanchez’s glove.

Carroll pops out to right field Shierholtz to end the game.

The Giants pick up their first win of the season and their record improves to 1-2 on the season.


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