There’s not even anything to add. It’s just a pathetic lineup.
Unsurprisingly, Wandy Rodriguez dominated these hitters, going eight scoreless innings with eight strikeouts and two walks. He even contributed with the bat, knocking a two-run single off of Ryan Vogelsong in the sixth inning.
Vogelsong didn’t have his best command — four walks and three strikeouts — but managed to go seven innings with just two earned runs allowed (five runs in total).
Aaron Rowand, who hasn’t drawn a walk in six weeks, was hitless in the leadoff spot, striking out twice. Nate Schierholtz, batting cleanup, was also hitless (three strikeouts). In total, the Giants mustered five hits and failed to get a runner past second base (Aubrey Huff was thrown out at home trying to score from second in the first inning).
Just a sad state this offense is in. But, I mean, it has to get better, right? This was a lineup without Pablo Sandoval or Brandon Belt, not to mention Keppinger, Beltran, Torres, et al. And at least Wandy Rodriguez is a decent pitcher. I have to think this is the absolute low point for this offense, if only because I can’t imagine anything worse. Please tell me it can’t get worse than this.