SF Giants almost take one in New York City

cain 04.30 usa-today-9275180.0Technically, it’s Queens, but it’s still New York City to me.

The Giants sure gave it their best shot today. Rick, who contributes to the Facebook page Kruk & Kuip, pointed this out: “it doesn’t matter if it was 13-1 or 2-1. We’re still 0-1 for the series…” he’s right of course. A loss is a loss is a loss. Sort of the opposite of “a rose by any other name…” A loss, whether is 13-1 or 2-1 smells bad any way you look at it. And nobody gets extra points for scoring more than ten runs in one inning. There’s no mercy rule either. Giants didn’t need one today though. Still, now we’re 0-2.

Matt Cain gave up two runs in each of the first two innings. The Giants staged a comeback and scored three runs in the third against the Mets pitching phenom, Jacob deGrom. He keeps his 1.02 ERA though, all three were unearned. With two out, Angel Pagan hit a single, advanced to third on an error—which would have been the third out—and scored after deGrom walked Belt with the bases loaded. Hunter Pence hit a single scoring Matt Duffy and Buster Posey. All three runs were scored after what would have been the third out. Runs scored after the error that would have been the third out are never earned. I know, I never say never, but that’s what the rules say. (Rule 10.16 (a) (1) in the comments section)

The Mets scored two more runs—one in the fifth and one in the sixth. The Giants scored two in the eighth, Duffy walked and Buster Posey hit a single. Hunter Pence hit a sac fly scoring Duffy and Crawford followed with a sac fly scoring Posey. The tying run and the scoring run eluded them. The final score was:

Giants 5, Mets 6

The Giants are scheduled to face another Mets star pitcher tomorrow—Madison Bumgarner is set to face Noah Syndergaard, or Thor, as he is affectionately referred to by the Amazins’ faithful. He looks like Thor, too. Big strong blonde. That’s ok, tomorrow the Giants are county strong. Anyway, the game might get postponed because according to the good weather people in New York, there is a 100% chance of rain. 100%? Who is that sure of anything? Apparently the weather people. Look for the game around 10:00 am on CSN-BA or KNBR 680.

One more thing: the Dodgers lost again tonight, making it six in a row.

#weareSF          #weareGIANT

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