There’s Always Tomorrow

In baseball, there’s always the next day.
Ryne Sandberg

Whenever the GIANTS lose, that’s my mantra. I’m also a big fan of Scarlett O’Hara, who ends Gone With the Wind with the line “after all, tomorrow is another day.”

Game 1
Thursday night’s series opener against the Marlins started off kind of shaky. Miami scored a home run in the 1st inning that went unanswered by the GIANTS. We got a couple of hits, but left the runners stranded. In the 2nd inning Miami scored 2 more. Tyler Colvin was the 1st GIANTS hitter in the 2nd inning. He hit a nice line drive out to CF for a double. Brandon Hicks came up to bat, and Colvin came home when the Marlins were busy getting Hicks out.
The score: GIANTS 1, Miami 3

In the 3rd inning, Miami scored again, but so did the GIANTS. Pence hit a double and scored when Morse hit a HR, tripling the GIANTS score.
The score: GIANTS 3, Miami 4

Miami didn’t score again. But the GIANTS weren’t finished. Back to the top of the line-up in the 5th and our table-setters did a great job. Pagan drew a walk, Pence hit a single and Posey hit a double scoring Pagan and Pence. Morse hit a single and Posey came home. Neither team scored after that. Cain pitched a great game and got the win, going 7.2 innings, allowing 6 hits, 4 runs, 3 walks and striking out 7. Affeldt and Romo pitched in.
Final score: GIANTS 6, Miami 4

Game 2
Hudson was scheduled to pitch, but he had to sit this one out with a strained hip. Petit took the mound for the first 5 innings and the bullpen took over in the 6th. The GIANTS scored 5 runs: Pagan-2, Morse-2 and Sandoval-1. Unfortunately, Miami scored more.
Final score: GIANTS 5, Miami 7

Game 3
The GIANTS were shut-out. I don’t want to talk about it.

Game 4
The GIANTS had enough of the Marlins. Vogelsong was on the mound and in the 1st 2 innings he and the GIANTS shut down Miami’s batters–1, 2, 3. The GIANTS offense came alive, immediately scoring 3 runs in the 1st inning. Blanco led-off after being hit by a pitch. He stole 2nd, advanced to 3rd on Pence’s ground ball, then came home on Posey’s SAC fly. That was followed by 4 singles: Sandoval and Morse hit singles and both Colvin and Hicks followed up with RBI singles.
The score: GIANTS 3, Miami 0

The GIANTS scored again when Pablo hit a solo HR in the 5th. Miami scored a single run in the 8th. Vogelsong looked fabulous out there, pitching 7 shutout innings, giving up 5 hits, 0 runs, walking 1 and striking out 6.
Affeldt and Casilla came in for the 8th and Romo closed it out.
Final score: GIANTS 4, Miami 1

I said in an earlier post that I would settle for a tied series when the GIANTS played a 4 game series with LA. But I was relieved when the GIANTS won 3 out of 4. The series against the Marlins didn’t go the way I hoped, and we ended up with a series split. But, I gotta tell you, given the history between the GIANTS and Miami, especially at AT&T, a split series isn’t so bad. there’s always the next day…after all tomorrow is another day.

2 thoughts on “There’s Always Tomorrow

  1. Lori Devincenzi says:

    I attended the Friday night game. (Game 2). We battled, they battled. Pagan made a catch that was stunning (which unfortunately resulted in a shoulder sprain). It was a fun game to watch until the 9th.


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