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"Awful" Giants showing no life at plate

The Sports Xchange
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Bruce Bochy said it best.

"We were awful."

Mark DeRosa said it second best.

"No one's going to feel sorry for us that we've been bit by the injury bug."

The Giants were shut out two straight games for the first time all year. Following Thursday's 1-0 bummer in which Tim Lincecum pitched well, they lost 6-0 in Houston in a game in which Ryan Vogelsong pitched well (two earned runs, seven innings).

DeRosa said it's tiring that the offense, day after day after day, doesn't get it done while the pitching is magnificent.

Through it all, pitchers have refused to rip the hitters.

"I think they're being entirely too nice to us, to be honest with you," DeRosa said. "We hung Timmy out to dry. We hung Bum out to dry. Same with Matty. Vogey, too. It's one of those things, as a unit, you've got to look in the mirror and find a way.

"They haven't freaked out or said something in the paper. We're all competitors here. Pretty much 90 percent of this team was with us last year. We're a tight-knit group. At the same time, those guys on the bump are busting their (butts) every night, and they're not getting anything for it. Every pitch is stressful."

The Giants were hoping to get fixed against the Astros, the majors' worst team. Didn't work. It was the first of seven games the Giants will play against Houston over a nine-game stretch.

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