Originally written on Two Guys, a Glove and a Coke Bottle  |  Last updated 11/17/14
After a disappointing loss in Atlanta last night behind Sergio Romo’s ninth-inning meltdown, the Giants still have a chance to break even on their current eight-game road trip. They’ll have to do it against one of the hottest young pitchers in baseball, Braves’ right-hander Julio Teheran. Getting of to a rough start in his first full major-league season by giving up 4+ runs in three straight outings, Teheran has done that in an outing just once in his last nine tries while posting a 2.66 ERA and holding opponents to a .651 OPS. He faces a San Francisco lineup that is still struggling to get its best players on the field. Angel Pagan, Marco Scutaro and Pablo Sandoval remain out, leaving behind a bedraggled lineup missing its punch at the top. Brandon Crawford is a nice fill-in for the 2-spot against right-handers like Teheran, but Joaquin Arias and Nick Noonan are black holes the bottom of the order. The two bench regulars have combined to hit .252 with just three extra-base hits in...
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