Mariners troll Giants after torturous April Fools' Day loss in opener

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Mariners troll Giants after torturous April Fools' Day loss originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

That didn't take long.

The Giants' proverbial body wasn't even cold when the Seattle Mariners' Twitter account celebrated, in tremendously trollish fashion, San Francisco's typically tortuous 8-7 loss in extra innings Thursday.

In the Mariners social-media team's defense, it was April Fool's Day.

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Yes, the Giants blew a five-run lead to their interleague opposition on Opening Day, wasting a 6 2/3-inning, six-strikeout gem from starter Kevin Gausman. José Álvarez walked in not one, not two, but three batters -- including the winning run -- in the 10th inning at T-Mobile Park.

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You know, it could've been way worse for the orange and black. It's not like they became the third team since 1974 to lead by five-plus runs, in the eighth inning or later, and lose.

Oh, what's that? You're telling me MLB.com's Sarah Langs said exactly that?

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Ah! Well. Nevertheless, the Giants still have 161 games remaining this season, and catcher Buster Posey showed no rust crushing a home run in his first at-bat since 2019. San Francisco won't have to worry about any April Fools' Day jokes if history repeats itself Friday against Seattle, barring any last-minute additions to the April 2 calendar.

The Giants bullpen's going to want to do better by Johnny Cueto in his first start of 2021 than they did by Gausman, though.

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