With news of Pablo Sandoval's broken hamate bone and the gloomy conditions at AT&T Park Thursday afternoon, it was a bit of a sullen atmosphere around the ballpark today. Nevertheless the show must go on as the Miami Marlins were hungry for another sweep in San Francisco. But Miami came out on top once more, sweeping the Giants for the second series in a row at AT&T by the score of 3-2.
Ryan Vogelsong (L 0-2) lumbered through the first two innings, allowing two runs to score on a pair of RBI groundouts from Hanley Ramirez. After that he settled down quite a bit, keeping the Marlins in check for the next five frames. All in all he would finish after seven innings of work, giving up eight hits, one earned run, four walks and five strikeouts. Another tough luck loss for Vogey.
Anibal Sanchez (W 2-0) was dealing once again for Miami, pitching seven solid innings of one run ball along with seven hits, one walk and five strikeouts. Jose Reyes added an RBI single in the eighth off of Clay Hensley as well, with every lead this series seeming to be insurmountable.
Gregor Blanco was the man of the afternoon for San Francisco, scoring both of the Giants runs in the sixth and eighth innings respectfully after his 3-3 day, with both the RBI's attributed to Melky Cabrera who finished the game 2-4. Brandon Crawford had two errors on the day and was 0-2 at the plate, though Brandon Belt had a nice game finishing 2-4.
With the loss the Giants move to 12-13 on the season.
Tim Lincecum gets the nod in the first of a three game set with the Milwaukee Brewers this weekend, taking on Zach Grienke in a battle of Cy Young winners on Friday. First pitch is set for 7:15 p.m. PT.
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