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Giants vs. Nationals, Series Recap: Giants Dormant Offense Leads to Losing Three of Four

In their four game set with the Washington Nationals the San Francisco Giants only managed to plate only 4 runs in 4 games, including shutout losses on Friday and Monday. Nevertheless, there always are silver linings in dark clouds, so let’s take a look at some of the high points over the last four days.

Hitter of the Series- Eli Whiteside: Whitey was only 1-3 for the entire series, but managed to hit his first home run of the season on Saturday, his seventh ever in his career. The Giants have only hit two homers in their last 11 games, a huge difference from the 22 home runs they hit in their first 17 games.

Pitcher of the Series- Guillermo Mota: The only Giants pitcher that got a win during the D.C. stop, Mota appeared in 2 games during the series, pitching 2 scoreless innings combined with only one hit. His win on Saturday boosted him to 2-0 for the season, with a 2.41 ERA and a 2/19 BB/K ratio in his 13 appearances so far.

Upcoming Schedule: The Giants wlll head to New York City to take on the Mets for a 3 game set before finally heading home for a three game series with the Colorado Rockies at AT&T this weekend. Ryan Vogelsong, Tim Lincecum, and Jonathan Sanchez will be the pitchers for the series, set to face R.A. Dickey, Chris Capuano, and Mike Pelfry respectively for the Mets.

Series Recap:

Friday, April 29: Giants 0, Nationals 3
WP: Jason Marquis (3-0)
LP: Tim Lincecum (2-3)

Saturday, April 30: Giants 2, Nationals 1
WP: Guillermo Mota (2-0)
LP: John Lannan (2-3)
Sv: Brian Wilson (8)

Sunday, May 1: Giants 2, Nationals 5
WP: Jordan Zimmerman (2-4)
LP: Matt Cain (2-2)
Sv: Drew Storen (6)

Monday, May 2: Giants 0, Nationals 2
WP: Dan Gorzelanny (1-2)
LP: Madison Bumgarner (0-5)
Sv: Drew Storen (6)

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