18 hits, 11 runs, Brandon Crawford’s 5 RBI’s Denard Span’s amazing catch, back-to-back jacks in the ninth, Conor Gillaspie’s four hit night…the list goes on. Each and every Giant contributed to the game. That sounds like winning, right? Wrong. The A’s kryptonite did it to us again. The good news is we made their closer work for it.
The game went our way for awhile. Albert Suarez was pitching and he was great. He allowed three runs (one home run) on three hits, three walks and he struck out five. The bullpen, not so much. They combined to give up ten runs (eight earned, one home run) on nine hits, five walks and struck out two. Our bullpen got beat up a little.
Our bats were hot, but apparently not as hot as Oakland’s. Jarrett Parker hit a home run in the ninth-then Span did the same, Brandon Crawford came so close to the cycle it was painful, but he hit a 2 RBI double and a bases clearing triple for five RBI’s. I mentioned Conor’s four hits-and this from a kid who wasn’t originally scheduled to play.
They played well, they played hard, they popped back up every time the A’s gained ground. It was another one of those up, down, up, down, sponsored by Dramamine games.The Giants had just a little more baseball to go when they ran out of innings. The final score was:
Giants 11, A’s 13
It’s hard to believe we scored 11 runs and didn’t win the game. You know what comes next: it’s baseball, anything can happen. This game is over-it’s behind us. Tomorrow is a another day. There’s plenty of baseball-83 games-left. Anything can happen.
Wednesday’s game time is 7:05 pm and we travel to Oakland with Jake Peavy on the mound. I like our chances. You can catch the game in all the usual spots: CSN-BA, KNBR 680 or for the A’s experience-CSNCA.
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