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Giants suffer letdown after emotional games

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Buster Posey wasn't in the lineup on Buster Posey Day.

From the start, it wasn't good for the Giants.

After two emotional days in San Francisco, including pregame ceremonies focusing on the 2010 championship and victories decided in the last at-bats, the Giants were stale on Sunday.

"Hungover," manager Bruce Bochy said.

The Giants lost 6-1 to St. Louis and next face the Dodgers the next three nights. After unveiling and hoisting the World Series banner before Friday's game and staging the ring ceremony before Saturday's game, Posey was honored as the reigning NL Rookie of the Year before Sunday's game.

But Bochy rested him along with Miguel Tejada (whose single ended Saturday's win) and Pat Burrell. Plus, Andres Torres was unavailable one day after he sustained a left Achilles strain. He'll be re-evaluated Wednesday, so the Giants will play a man short Monday and Tuesday.

The lineup looked like something Bochy would draw up for a trip to Mesa or Goodyear or Surprise in spring training. Mike Fontenot was at short. Nate Schierholtz in right. Eli Whiteside behind the plate.

Pablo Sandoval hit a run-scoring single in the first inning, and Barry Zito got the loss. Not much emotion in the game. The Giants seemed worn out. With the Dodgers coming to town, it's time to refocus, concentrate on baseball and try to put the glory of 2010 in the past.

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HRBrandon Belt , 1B16
RBIBrandon Crawford , SS48
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SLGBuster Posey , C.508
RBrandon Belt , 1B53
SBEduardo Nunez , 3B17
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ERATy Blach , SP4.36
WHIPJeff Samardzija , SP1.17
KJeff Samardzija , SP135
SVMark Melancon , RP11

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