Sometimes one is enough. Jeff Samardzija had a good outing, and even though he didn’t get a whole bunch of run support, he got what he needed.
Samardzija pitched 5 2/3 innings of shut out ball. He gave up three hits and three walks and struck out three. The bullpen came in and held it for him–Samardzija got the W and Santiago Casilla earned the save.
The guys left runners in scoring position again in Wednesday’s game, which I decided is not such a bad thing for the day. At least they were hitting. Tuesday they couldn’t buy a hit. The game changer was Brandon Crawford–his hit counted. He hit a solo home run in the top of the fourth for the only run scored during the game. By either team. Sometimes all you need is one.
The final score, although I think it might be obvious, was: Giants 1, Marlins 0
Here’s something we haven’t said in awhile–the Giants took the series, and as far as I’m concerned Brandon Crawford gets series MVP.
Believe it or not, the Phillies beat the Dodgers, 6-2. Their clattering cleats are in our rearview mirror. Caution: objects may be closer than they appear. Time to put some distance between the Giants and the Boys in Blue.
We have the day off tomorrow. A day to regroup and figure out how to score a few, shut the other guys down, repeat. Simple as that.
See you Friday.