The Giants had Tim Lincecum on the mound, facing the worst team in baseball, the Washington Nationals. The Nationals came into the game on a six game losing streak. Easy win for the Giants to start their road trip, right? Wrong. Washington came from behind to beat San Francicso 10-6 Tuesday night in the Nation's Capital.
Aaron Rowand started the game off on a good note, hitting the third pitch of the contest into the seats. The Giants would eventually build a 5-2 lead before the Nats battled back. Washington scored six runs in the eighth inning to blow the game open.
Lincecum pitched effectively, but his defense let him down. The Cy Young Award winner gave up four runs, but only two of them were earned. Juan Uribe and Edgar Renteria both had throwing errors that allowed runs to score.
The Giants hope to clean things up Wednesday night when Randy Johnson takes the mound. The Big Unit will try to be just the 24th pitcher in history to win 300 career games.