MIAMI — Bruce Bochy watched every pitch of Monday night’s game from a hospital bed and loved what he saw. The view from the bench Tuesday wasn’t anywhere near as enjoyable.
The Giants managed just three hits in a 2-0 loss to the Marlins that was as lifeless as this sentence makes it sound. They walked off the field with a half-game lead over the Dodgers, who were set to play the Phillies later Tuesday night.
Matt Moore walked six Phillies in his Giants debut and the first Marlin he faced — Dee Gordon — got a free pass on four pitches. Martin Prado followed with a single and Giancarlo Stanton hit a broken-bat double to the track in left, pushing a first run across. A groundout made it 2-0 after one.
A night after the bullpen pitched nine innings, Moore needed 46 pitches to get through the first two. But he settled in and pitched six innings, allowing just the two early runs.
Moore’s counterpart, Tom Koehler, never faced much trouble. He allowed just two hits in his seven innings, both of which were singles.
The Giants put two on in the eighth for Brandon Crawford, but a night after tying an NL record with seven hits, he was shut down. Crawford ended the eighth with a fly to left.
Starting pitching report: Through two starts and 12 innings as a Giant, Moore has allowed just six hits. On the other hand, he has walked 11.
Bullpen report: Jake Peavy came out of the bullpen for the third time in four games. He gave up a hit and walked one, but got two outs.
At the plate: Hunter Pence was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. He has three hits in his last 24 at-bats, with 15 strikeouts.
In the field: Moore has a quick pickoff move, and he nabbed Gordon after a leadoff walk in the fifth. Moore’s sidearm throw to first was perfectly placed, low and close enough to the bag that Brandon Belt had a short distance for the tag.
Attendance: The Marlins announced a crowd of 19,636 human beings who gave thanks that Marlins Park has a roof.
Up next: Jeff Samardzija, who nearly came in as a reliever Monday night, will face David Phelps.