May 31, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Yusmeiro Petit (52) throws to a St. Louis Cardinals batter during the second inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco Giants: Offense Sputters Even With Great Outing By Petit

The San Francisco Giants fell to the St. Louis Cardinals by the final score of 2-0 in the second game of their series. Even a 1+ hour rain delay in the seventh inning couldn’t help the offense this afternoon as the Cardinals’ bullpen combined for the shutout.

Yusmeiro Petit, who stepped in for Matt Cain due to a hamstring injury, pitched well allowing one run on just two hits and five K’s in six innings. Also missing was Buster Posey who was out for the third straight game due to back issues.

That one run came off the bat of Oscar Tavares, who just so happened to hit a solo home run on his first career hit. The homer, which came in the bottom of the fifth inning, broke a scoreless tie.

The St. Louis Cardinals would go on to add an insurance run in the bottom of the seventh when Jhonny Peralta doubled off of George Kontos to bring in Tyler Colvin to make a it a 2-0 game.

Petit’s conterpart, Michael Wacha, also went six innings but allowed no runs and just three hit as well as seven strikeouts. He picked up his fourth win of the season with the help of three innings from the bullpen, including Trevor Rosenthal’s 16th save of the season. Petit picked up the unfortunate loss.

Tomorrow will be the final game of the series with Tim Hudson (5-2, 1.92) set to face Lance Lynn (6-2, 3.13) in a game featuring two starters who have so far had strong seasons.

 

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