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Giants roughed up again, drop third straight to Phillies

Giants roughed up again, drop third straight to Phillies

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PHILADELPHIA — Somewhere on the short flight from Atlanta to Philadelphia, the Giants forgot how to play reasonable baseball. 

Chris Stratton struggled with command and the bullpen followed suit. The lineup wasn’t any sharper. The Giants lost 11-3 on their third night in Philadelphia, and thus far have been outscored 26-5 in the series. 

The series loss is their first since a trip to Phoenix in the middle of April. If you would like to know more, here we go … 

—- Stratton became the de facto ace after Johnny Cueto went down, but for the second time in three starts he failed to get through five innings. The Phillies got two in the first, a solo homer in the fourth, and a walk-fueled rally in the fifth. Stratton walked three in his final inning and Carlos Santana knocked him out with a two-run single to left. After a scorching start to the season, Stratton has come back to earth. He has a 4.60 ERA. 

—- Pierce Johnson followed Stratton and walked three in the sixth. He also threw a wild pitch that allowed a run to score. Derek Law followed Pierce Johnson and gave up some rockets. He also threw a wild pitch that allowed a run to score. 

—- Brandon Belt’s first appearance in left field this season went relatively smoothly. He easily gloved Pedro Florimon’s line drive in the second and a hard shot from Nick Williams in the sixth. He also looked comfortable on two singles to left and a double that landed on the track. 

—- The Giants committed two more errors. They have made 31 errors this season, the most in the National League. That won’t play.

Yasiel Puig suspended, Nick Hundley fined for Dodgers-Giants fight

Yasiel Puig suspended, Nick Hundley fined for Dodgers-Giants fight

Major League Baseball suspended Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig for two games Thursday for fighting and inciting a bench-clearing incident in Tuesday's Giants vs. Dodgers game. 

Giants catcher Nick Hundley was not suspended for the fight. Hundley was fined an undisclosed amount of money for his role in the fight. Puig was also fined an undisclosed amount. 

After Tuesday night's game, Hundley was asked if he expects any punishment for himself or Puig from the league. 

“I was defending myself. He was defending himself. I don’t see why it should go any further than that,” Hundley said

Puig's suspension will begin Friday when the Dodgers face the Mariners. If Puig appeals the suspension and loses, it will begin once the process is complete. 

Willie Mays honors Aretha Franklin, 'I truly admired her'

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Willie Mays honors Aretha Franklin, 'I truly admired her'

The world lost the Queen of Soul on Thursday. Music icon Aretha Franklin died at 76 years old. 

Franklin, who had perhaps the greatest voice of all-time, connected to people from all walks of life. Willie Mays is one of those people. 

Mays first met Franklin while starring with the New York Giants in the 1950s. After learning of her passing, Mays sent out the following statement where he shows how much he admired Franklin as both an artist and a person. 

Franklin passed away from pancreatic cancer at her home in Detroit. She will be missed from everyone in the music field, athletic field and beyond.