Rewind: Giants vs Dodgers, Game #1

Shortly after sweeping Los Angeles at home, the Giants went to Los Angeles for a short two game series. Despite another strong outing from young Noah Lowry, the Giants failed to capitalize on any of their many opportunities to score and fell just short.

The Giants struck early against starter Jeff Weaver. Ray Durham led off the game with a single. With two out and Durham on second, Barry Bonds walked. Edgardo Alfonzo then hit a little flare to score Durham and to give the Giants a quick 1-0 lead.

However, despite more chances, Jeff Weaver managed to continually pitch out of trouble. Weaver only gave up that one run and pitched six fairly strong innings.

Noah Lowry pitched beautifully for the Giants, giving up only one run on two hits in seven innings. That one run came in the bottom of the fifth off a homer by Jason Werth. Lowry walked only one and struck out nine.

Lowry perhaps deserved better than he fared. With only 88 pitches, he was pulled in favor of Jim Brower because of the tied game. Jason Werth led off with an infield single, and Alex Cora moved him over with a bunt. Scott Eyre then came in to face pinch hitter David Ross. Ross walked. Felix Rodriguez then came in and after getting Cesar Izturis to ground out, gave up a run scoring single to Paul Lo Duca.

Eric Gagne came in in the top of the ninth and despite a single to JT Snow, earned his nineteenth save of the season.

Player of the Game: Noah Lowry. It's painful to see anyone pitch that well and not get a win. The young lefty is showing more and more than he's major league ready, and I really hope the Giants can manage to find a roster space for this promising young pitcher. Hopefully, he fares better his next start.

Michelle Lo, also known as the Armchair Manager, writes recaps and other miscellaneous articles and designs some of the graphics at She can be reached by email at

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