Ok, so it was awhile ago–never you mind how long–we’re fifty and then some now. The picture was taken when two of my best friends–BFF Vickie and BFF Sherry–and I had a big birthday bash the year we turned 50. Friday night–in the spirit of celebrating the anniversary of our 50th birthdays–we got together to cheer for our Giants and bring them good luck. It worked.
Madison Bumgarner was on the mound and he did what Johnny Cueto did Thursday night–gave up two runs in the top of the first.
Unlike Thursday night, though, the Giants answered right back in the bottom of the inning scoring two runs of their own. Gorkys Hernandez led off with a double, Brandon Belt drew a walk, and Gorkys scored on Buster Posey’s single. Hunter Pence hit into a force out, Belt advanced to third and scored on Angel Pagan’s sac fly. Game tied.
The Dodgers surprised us by scoring another run in the top of the sixth inning.
But the Giants came up with a “Magic Wandoo” inning in the bottom of the sixth. Angel Pagan led off with a walk, Brandon Crawford and Kelby Tomlinson hit singles and the bases were loaded. Conor Gillaspie came into the game to replace our new Giant, Gordon Beckham, and smacked a double scoring Pagan and Crawford. Madison Bumgarner helped himself with a double scoring Kelby and Conor. Denard Span hit a single and Brandon Belt finished it up with a three-run home run scoring Madison and Denard while he took his victory lap. The final score was:
Giants 9, LA 3
Great game. But it was not without it’s problems. The LA pitchers decided to take some shots at our guys, laying Buster out flat and hitting Belt on the hand.
There were also a couple of over-zealous fans who managed to sneak on to the field. Pagan tackled one and Posey knocked another one down at home. After the game Posey said the guy took a flop–I had to look that up, it’s when a basketball player intentionally falls down without being hit to draw a personal foul–because he didn’t hit him that hard. Oh Buster, you’re such a card.
Speaking of cards–the Cardinals won today and so did the Mets. Status quo. The Mets are one game up and the Cardinals are one game back. We continue to sit in the second Wild Card spot for the time being.
How about some really good news? Javier Lopez and Brandon Crawford shared the Willie Mac Award. Excellent picks.
Madison Bumgarner reached his milestone 100th career win.
It was a good day to be a Giant.
Saturday’s game starts at 1:05 pm and our left-handed rookie, Ty Blach, is taking the hill for the Giants. I like it. Rookie luck. Catch the game on CSN-BA, KNBR 680 and KKSF. Tune in and Don’t Stop Believing.
30 September 2016