There are few times I am happy I can’t see the game as it’s being played. Saturday’s game would have been one of those. But I was feeling under the weather so I didn’t see it anyway. But Sunday’s game? I wish I could have watched that one. Sounded like it would have been a really good game to see and I am a visual person. But, according to Mick and his friends—you can’t always get what you want.
But if you try sometime, you just might find, you get what you need…and I needed to watch something, so I got to see the little avatars (or whatever you call them) stand at the plate while I listened to Duane Kuiper and John Miller call the game. Everyone knows I prefer Kruk and Kuip (who doesn’t?) but as long as least one of them is there I’m happy.
Kruk and Kuip are always funnier when they are together. Like the second inning when our pitcher, Clayton Blackburn, took his turn at bat. Kelby Tomlinson was on first with two out–after hitting into a force out. Kuip and Miller got into a discussion about the Giants letting the pitcher hit versus using a DH like the Rockies were doing, because it would be nice to have a hitter at the plate with a runner on board. Kuip said: “Blackburn might be like the left-handed swinging version of Madison Bumgarner” and just as soon as he said that Blackburn launched the ball into deep left center, easily scoring Tomlinson. When Tomlinson scored Kuip noted: “we don’t need no stinkin’ DH.” Kruk and Kuip would have turned that into a thang.
The Giants scored in the first–Gregor Blanco hit a single and scored on Brandon Belt’s base hit. Tomlinson scored the run in the second and in the third Belt hit a single and scored on Crawford’s double. In the fifth Duffy hit a triple and crossed home plate on Belt’s single before Belt was thrown out at second trying to stretch it to a double.
The seventh inning is the one that would have been fun to watch–the Giants scored four runs, including a Belt home run and a Buster Posey double. Tomlinson led off the inning with a double and scored on Matt Duffy’s base hit. Duffy scored on Buster’s double and Belt’s home run plated Posey along with Belt.
In the eighth Mac Williamson drew a walk and scored on Grant Green’s home run. The Rockies knocked out four runs throughout the game.
Clayton Blackburn pitched four innings and gave up three runs–two earned, one home run–and he struck out three. After the game ended he was optioned to AAA along with six other player moves. Don’t worry. He’ll be back.
Tune in Monday at 1:05 pm to MLB.com or KNBR 680 and listen as the Giants take on the A’s with Jeff Samardzija leading the charge.
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