Rewind: Giants vs Mariners, Game #1

The Giants just took the series against division rivals Arizona, and looked to do more damage in Seattle. They were in hopes of carrying their hot bats with them, but unfortunately, their offense went cold as the game progressed.

Noah Lowry has been pitching real well since he came back for the Giants, but tonight was his first rough outing. He was countered by Felix Hernandez, who went strong but did give up some runs of his own.

The Mariners struck first. In the bottom of the first inning, hot-hitting Ichiro Suzuki smacked a lead off homerun to right field. After two back-to-back singles by Adrian Beltre and Jose Lopez, Mike Morse hit a sacrifice fly to make it a 2-0 game.

The Giants got those two runs back in the top of the second inning when Barry Bonds swatted a homerun out to right-center field, closing the lead within one. The third batter of the inning was Steve Finley, who lined a shot over the right field wall, making it a tied game.

At the top of the third, Randy Winn lines one over the right field wall making it a 3-2 game. However, that lead was short-lived as the Mariners took the lead for good in the bottom half of the inning.

Raul Ibanez sent a double to left field, and scored on Mike Morse's double. Kenji Johjima also doubled to left field to knock in Mike Morse from second. Willlie Bloomquist singled to drive in the third run of the inning, but Bloomquist was thrown out trying to stretch his single to a double. Barry Bounds threw a seed to Ray Durham, who tagged Bloomquist to end the inning.

In the forth Pedro Feliz doubled on a liner to left. Mark Sweeney followed with a bloop double to center, but that was all the damage the Giants had planned in the batter's box.

Lowry only went three innings, surrendering five runs on eight hits. Brad Hennessey came in to relieve Lowry in the fourth, and went on to pitch four strong innings, only giving up two hits and a walk. Jeremy Accardo pitched the ninth for the Giants and had a 1-2-3 inning with one punch out.

For Seattle, winning pitcher Hernandez went six innings and gave up the four runs on six hits. Eddie Guardado went two-thirds of an inning and gave up two walks on one strikeouts. Alfonso Soriano pitched one full inning for the Mariners, and J.J. Putz finished out the game to get his 11th save of the season.

With all the long ball hitting in this game, the Giants still where unable to dig out a win in Seattle.

SFDugout's Player of the Game: Brad Hennessey pitched four innings of shut out ball to try to pick up his teammate. He also included a nifty pick-off move to add to yet another impressive outing.



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