In the top of the first inning, Ryan Vogelsong got himself into a jam, then got himself out of it.
In the bottom of the first, Chris Carpenter didn't bother with the getting-into part of the jam; he just went ahead and gave up a leadoff home run to Angel Pagan, who drove Carpenter's fourth pitch, a high fastball, over the tall barrier beyond right field.
Marco Scutaro, who nearly had his legs snapped in half by Matt Holliday in the top of the inning, came up next and drilled a single. But Carpenter got it together, retiring both Pablo Sandoval and Buster Posey on foul pops before walking Hunter Pence. Finally, the threat ended when Brandon Belt -- after taking a couple of very close pitches for strikes -- hit an easy grounder to Daniel Descalsco.