Ray Black pitched the eighth inning as Madison Bumgarner’s replacement Tuesday, and the Giants felt confident their shutout bid would remain intact.
Black surrendered three runs in his big-league debut July 10 but rebounded to throw hitless ball in his next 10 outings, covering 101/3 innings.
It was the longest hitless stretch by a Giants reliever since Yusmeiro Petit’s 121/3 innings in 2014.
The run ended when Black gave up a double to leadoff man Marwin Gonzalez and two-run homer to Tyler White, who blasted a 1-2 fastball that got too much of the plate. The Giants lost 2-1, and Black took his first big-league loss. …continue reading here…