Wild in Pittsburgh

The series began with one wild night that went into the next day. I don’t know how the GIANTS are holding up, but I’m still trying to recover. And I didn’t even play. AND I’m on Pacific time. But there it is.

Tuesday’s game was fairly tame compared to Monday’s game and this morning’s game was just plain tame.

On Tuesday, both teams scored a single run in the 2nd. Each inning after that, both teams went 3 up, 3 down or when things got really exciting, 4 up, 4 down. Until the 9th inning. In the top of the 9th, the Pirates’ pitcher faced 5 GIANTS, we were going down swinging. Tim Hudson pitched a helluva game for the GIANTS. He pitched 8 and 2/3’s and gave up 2 runs on (only 1 earned) on 5 hits. In the bottom of the 9th, the Pirates 1st hitter got on board, but the 2nd hitter ground into the double play. One more out and it’s on to extra innings. The Pirates’ 3rd hitter came to the plate and was behind in the count when he tripled on a fly ball to right field. He came home on a GIANTS throwing error and was called out at the plate. The play was reviewed and overturned, and for the 1st time in baseball history, a game was decided on a video review.
Final score: GIANTS 1, Pirates 2.

Wednesday’s game was anti-climatic. The best thing that happened was Brandon Belt’s home run in the 1st inning, giving him the distinction of hitting a home run in every park the GIANTS have played in so far. The Pirates responded by scoring twice in the 1st and twice again in the 2nd. But that was all the GIANTS were going to allow. Unfortunately, the GIANTS were only able to score 2 more runs.
Final score: GIANTS 3, Pirates 4.

I have to go get ready to watch the GIANTS take on the Dodgers in Chavez Ravine. I’m keeping score for each game and I am working on a post that talks about scorekeeping. Keeping score during the game is a great way to get into it, especially if you’re a stats hound. Stay tuned!

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