What a difference a day makes. Thursday the Giants were dragged underwater by the Mariners and Friday the Giants topped the Rockies.
The Giants game Friday started as a serious drubbing by the Giants, but the Rockies came roaring back in the ninth and almost turned it around. Here’s how it went:
Jeff Samardzija was on the hill for the Giants and he was brilliant. He faced 14 hitters in four innings, allowed two hits and struck out three.
The Giants offense got busy in the third when they batted through the entire order and then some. Kelby Tomlinson hit a one-out triple and Jeff Samardzija roped a double to left for the RBI. Denard Span singled and Brandon Belt came through with a home run, scoring three. Hunter Pence hit a single but was tagged out at home when Buster Posey doubled. Buster scored on Brandon Crawford‘s RBI single.
The Rockies manufactured a run in the bottom of the seventh, but the Giants took it back in the top of the eighth when Chris Marrero hit a solo shot over the center field wall.
The Rockies got their bats going in the bottom of the ninth, ringing up Derek Law for four runs on four hits and a walk. Giants Dominican Republic pitching prospect Reyes Moronta came in and got the third out.
The final score was: Giants 6, Rockies 5
Whew! The Rockies came close. But you know what Frank Robinson said about close and baseball. It don’t count. We’ve talked about this.
The Giants play at 3:05 pm in Scottsdale against the Padres. NBC Bay Area is broadcasting the game on TV, KNBR 680 on the radio. Tune in, turn on, watch baseball.
24 March 2017