Giants hit ball several feet, fail to score

The Giants were better at home during the 2012 season, winning 59 percent of their games at AT&T Park, compared to 57 percent on the road. But you'd never know it with their performance in the first two-plus games in San Francisco this postseason. They scored two runs in their two games against the Reds in the NLDS, including a two-hit shutout in Game 2.

And so far in Game 2, the Giants are hitless again, with Pablo Sandoval's walk the only runner for the Giants through two innings. And as Yogi Berra used to say, "If your only base runner in a game is a walk from Pablo Sandoval ... good god."

Hunter Pence started the inning off with a grounder to short, and Brandon Belt hit an even weaker grounder to first in the next at-bat. Gregor Blanco had the best at-bat of the inning, but he grounded out on the eighth pitch.

The Cardinals have a 2-0 lead, and they're making Madison Bumgarner work much harder than the Giants are making Lance Lynn work.

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