Giants Unable to Overcome Cubs

The Giants' record dropped to 1-2 after not being able to make a strong enough comeback to overcome the Cubs.

Rookie pitcher, Jerome Williams, slotted to be the third starter in the Giants' rotation, went to the mound in hopes of getting back into the groove of things. The Cubs countered with Juan Cruz, who is pitcher battling for the last spot on Chicago's rotation.

Things didn't start well for Williams, as Tom Goodwin got onboard safely with an infield single. Advancing on a ground out, Goodwin stole third base, and came around to score on Todd Hollandsworth's ground out. Alex Gonzalez collected an RBI single to give the Cubs an early 2-0 lead.

Trouble continued to loom for Williams as Fernando Lunar doubled in the second inning and scored on Goodwin's triple, giving the Cubs a 3-0 advantage. Chicago cushioned their lead in the third with Williams out of the game when Gonzalez brought in a run with a ground out, and David Kelton knocked in another run with an RBI double.

San Francisco tried to make a comeback, but it was too little and too late. In the sixth inning, Michael Tucker knocked in a run and advanced to third on a throwing error by pitcher, Michael Wuertz. A.J. Pierzynski's ground out allowed Tucker to score, and Nathan Haynes jacked a solo roundtripper in the seventh off Jamey Wright.

March 6, 2004 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 9 1
Chicago Cubs 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 x 5 10 1

WP J. Cruz (1-0), LP J. Williams (0-1), S Latroy Hawkins(1)

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