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Giants ponder losing, ultimately decide against it

There were a lot of parallels between the San Francisco Giants game on Wednesday, and their season opener six days prior.

Kevin Gausman pitched brilliantly in both games, and gave the Giants a lead to protect.

The Giants used the power of the long ball to get said leads.

The bullpen gave up those leads.

Extra innings arrived, and you remembered how much you hate the new runner on second rules.

Only this time, against a better team in the San Diego Padres, the Giants didn’t have the full-on bullpen collapse.