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MLB Playoff Standings: Giants in 0-2 hole following Sunday's embarrassing loss

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The NL West champion San Francisco Giants are one loss away from being swept out of the 2012 postseason.

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The San Francisco Giants opened the 2012 postseason with two games at home but now head to Cincinnati already in a 0-2 hole.

The Reds have dominated this series in both the pitching and offense departments, outscoring the NL West champs 14-2 in the first two contests at AT&T Park. Sunday's 9-0 slaughtering was undoubtedly a hard pill to swallow and things might not get any easier Tuesday with Ryan Vogelsong pitching on the road.

Vogelsong (14-9, 3.37 ERA) gave up four earned across six innings in his only start in Great American Ball Park earlier this season. Overall, the veteran right-hander has an ERA over one point higher on the road then he does at home this season.

Vogelsong will be facing off against Homer Bailey (13-10, 3.68 ERA), a man who hasn't allowed an earned run over his last two starts and more than two in six of his past seven outings.

If the Giants are able to steal one in Cincinnati and extend the series to Wednesday it's unclear who will be called upon to start. Both Tim Lincecum and Barry Zito are options but it's possible manager Bruce Bochy could be leaning towards Zito after using Lincecum for two innings in Sunday's loss.