It’s true, the hits keep on coming, it’s just not enough.
The Giants didn’t tie it up with Arizona this time–that’s for sure. Arizona scored first–with a home run in the bottom of the first–but the Giants quickly caught up and then pulled ahead of the Diamondbacks. For just a little while.
Brandon Belt led-off the second inning with a home run to return the favor. Like I always say: “one good turn deserves another” and Brandon Belt is nothing if not polite. Trevor Brown was hit by a pitch, and Ehire Adrianza brought him home with a double.
Gregor Blanco led-off the third inning with a walk and scored on Brandon Belt’s next home run. Belt has turned into a home run hitting machine, then again he’s negotiating with the front office for a long-term agreement. First rule in negotiating a service contract: make sure you’re damn near indispensable. Looks like he’s got that one covered. At the very least, he’s got a pretty good bargaining chip.
The Giants scored again in the seventh. With one out, Jarrett Parker hit a line drive single to center field. Grant Green was up next and he hit the ball to right field where it scooted past the sliding right fielder. By the time the right fielder got the ball in, Parker had scored and Green was standing on third. The official scorekeeper ruled it a base hit for Green and an error on the center fielder. I think they should have given Green a triple. You probably already know this, but the official scorekeeper doesn’t care what I think. Green would have liked it, though. Trevor Brown followed up with a single, scoring Green.
Matt Cain was on the mound for the Giants. He went four innings, allowed six runs–all of them earned–two were home runs, on seven hits and one walk. He struck out three batters and hit one with a pitch.
Chris Heston pitched the next two innings. He gave up three runs–all earned–one was a home run, on two hits and he struck out two. Oh, and the guy Matt Cain hit with a pitch? Heston drilled him too.
Sergio Romo allowed one run on two hits in the inning he pitched and George Kontos finished it up with a scoreless inning. The final score was:
Giants 6, Arizona 10
I was going to work on the pitcher stats/math stuff, but it’s late and I’ll do it tomorrow. Like Scarlett.
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