SF Giants spring double down

melancon-03-01Thursday the Giants split the squad and played the Chicago White Sox at home and the Los Angeles Angels on the road. I watched the Giants/Angels game on FS-W and kept track of the Giants/White Sox on my MLB At Bat app. I kept score of both games simultaneously. Who said I can’t multi-task? I was firing on all cylinders.

The Giants/Angels game finished first, so I’ll start with that one.

The Giants drew first blood in the top of the first after Joe Panik hit a single and scored when Jarrett Parker reached on a force out. Chris Marrero hit a solo home run in the sixth, and in the seventh, Kelby Tomlinson led off with a triple and scored when Gorkys Hernandez followed with an RBI double. Hernandez advanced to third on  Miguel Gomez‘s fly out and scored on Juniel Querecuto‘s sac fly.

The Angels scored two runs in the third and three more in the seventh.

The final score was: Giants 4, Angels 5

Unfortunately, the Giants/White Sox game was worse. But who’s counting??

The White Sox scored four runs on five hits off SF Giants pitcher Matt Moore, who walked two and struck out two. The White Sox scored two more runs in the fifth, another in the sixth and one more in the ninth.

The Giants two runs in the fourth–Conor Gillaspie hit a single advanced to second on Nick Hundley‘s single and scored on Orlando Calixte‘s force out. Calixte scored on Steven Duggar‘s single. The Giants scored three more in the sixth when Calixte hit a one out double and Duggar drew a walk–then both scored on CJ Hinojosa’s double. Hinojosa scored after Kyle Blanks reached on the White Sox third baseman’s error.

The Giants scored their final run in the ninth after Ryder Jones‘ reached on the White Sox second baseman’s error, advanced to second on defensive indifference and scored when Tim Federowicz reached on a throwing error by the White Sox short stop.

The final score was: Giants 6, White Sox 8

The positives we can take away are these: Mark Melancon pitched a shut down fourth with one strike out and Derek Law pitched a shut down eighth with two strike outs. I like the way they look. And they’re not even wearing suits from Men’s Wearhouse.

Friday the Giants take on the Oakland A’s again, broadcast will be on KNBR 680 or MLB.com. Jeff Samardzija is pitching the 12:05 pm start.

Keeping my fingers crossed that all devices are online and working again tomorrow. If they aren’t–no doubt the screaming will be heard for miles.

Toni Cecchetti

2 March 2017


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