ST LOUIS, MO - MAY 14: Jakob Junis #34 of the San Francisco Giants delivers a pitch against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning at Busch Stadium on May 14, 2022 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS — Misplays, miscues and missed opportunities wasted another strong outing from the newest member of the San Francisco Giants’ starting rotation and put a halt to their season-best six-game win streak.

After his last start, Giants manager Gabe Kapler declared Jakob Junis a member of San Francisco’s rotation. On a warm Saturday afternoon, he pitched like someone deserving of a spot but didn’t get the backing to extend San Francisco’s win streak to seven.

Junis limited the Cardinals to two runs over 5⅔ innings, but St. Louis tacked on two more in the seventh when Austin Slater battled the sun and lost, allowing a routine fly ball — what would have been the third out of the inning — to drop. That was four too many runs for a listless Giants lineup to overcome in a 4-0 loss.

San Francisco had been averaging more than eight runs per game during its six-game win streak but couldn’t push a single run across the plate Saturday, despite putting runners on base in all but one inning and in scoring position four times. San Francisco left nine runners on base and was shut out for the second time this season.

Junis, a free-agent acquisition who broke camp with Triple-A Sacramento, has been a revelation in four lengthy appearances since joining the big club. He reworked his repertoire to prioritize his slider, which was on display again Saturday against the Cardinals.

With two earned runs on six hits over 5⅔ innings, Junis’ ERA in four appearances (two starts) stands at 1.74, the lowest mark of anyone on staff who has pitched as many innings as Junis (20⅓).

ST LOUIS, MO – MAY 14: Jakob Junis #34 of the San Francisco Giants delivers a pitch against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning at Busch Stadium on May …read more

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