Giants' first-inning failures are simply staggering, show up again in another blowout

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Giants' first-inning failures are simply staggering, show up again in another blowout
Giants' first-inning failures are simply staggering, show up again in another blowout

LOS ANGELES — As Bruce Bochy fielded questions at his desk prior to Wednesday's game in Los Angeles, the manager was asked how rookie Shaun Anderson can combat first-inning struggles that have plagued him this season. Bochy interrupted during the question to clarify a matter. “His issues? The team's. But go ahead.” As starter Drew Pomeranz proved again on Wednesday, the first inning is akin to a bad disease, eating away at the Giants (31-41) pitching staff on a nightly basis. Pomeranz gave up a two-strike, two-out, first-inning, three-run home run to Dodgers shortstop Chris Taylor and the Giants lost their second straight game in blowout fashion with a 9-2 defeat on Wednesday. “You obviously

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