or for those of you from the MTV generation–Punk’d. It feels like someone is playing a huge cosmic joke on you, me and the rest of GIANTS fandom. Oh, don’t get me wrong. I’m not complaining–God forbid. Not bloody likely. Not in the least. The Brewers–NL Central’s division leader, for now–blew into town Friday night and prepared to administer a severe beat-down to the GIANTS. At least that what all the pundits thought. Peralta–the Brewers starting pitcher in Friday night’s game–was predicted to easily rack up his 16th win of the season–putting him on par with Clayton Kershaw, the pitcher with the best record in the NL. The nicest prediction I read was Brewers 3, GIANTS 2. Well, they were wrong, so very, very wrong.
I have to admit, I got a little nervous when Vogey walked the Brewers’ lead-off hitter to begin the ballgame, but breathed a little easier when the next 3 hitters went down in order and the Brew Crew’s half of the inning was over. The GIANTS came to the plate in the bottom half of the inning and hit the ground running. Literally. Rather than go into each individual effort for each inning, I am going to summarize–inning by inning–otherwise we’d be here all day.
2nd inning: Vogelsong-base hit, run. Pagan-double, run. Posey-base hit, RBI. Pence-base hit, RBI. Total runs scored: 2.
4th inning: Posey-base hit, run. Pence-reached on Brewers error, run. Morse-walk. Blanco-walk, RBI. Crawford-RBI. Total runs scored: 2.
5th inning: Pagan-triple, run. Panik-base hit, run. Posey-triple, 2 RBIs, run. Pence-base hit, RBI, run. Blanco-HR, 2 RBIs. Total runs scored: 5.
The Brewers scored 2 runs, 1 in the 2nd and 1 in the 5th. Vogelsong pitched a great game. He went 7 innings–gave up 4 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk and he struck out 7. Kontos came in for the 8th and 9th innings and was outstanding–he gave up 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks and struck out 1. The final score was:
GIANTS 13, Brewers 2
Are you kidding me?!?! 13 runs?! I kept waiting for the hidden camera to reveal itself and say…