Giants’ desire to change takes early hit, ‘opener’ experiment backfires

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — The Giants are wading their way into a new era, and on Tuesday against the Blue Jays, they took another big step into uncharted waters.Manager Bruce Bochy called on reliever Nick Vincent to serve as an “opener” against Toronto, adopting a modern pitching strategy that maximizes the impact of a strong bullpen.As soon as Bochy, Vincent and the Giants took the plunge, they were wiped out by the first-inning tidal wave that arrives wherever they play on a daily basis.Vincent gave …last_img

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