Another loss to the Snakes. Disappointed? Sure. Devastated? Not even close. I’m pacing myself. Remember?
The Giants were the first on the board, starting with Aaron Hill‘s solo home run in the third inning. It was nice for him, after all, this used to be his playground. Brandon Belt drew a walk to lead off the fourth inning, stole second base and made it home safely on Brandon Crawford‘s single just before Crawford was thrown out at second trying to stretch it to a double.
Arizona tied the score in the bottom of the fourth with back-to-back jacks off Jeff Samardzija, The Giants took the lead again in the top of the sixth after Hunter Pence drew a walk and scored on Buster Posey‘s double.
Samardzija gave up four more runs in the sixth and when it was over this was his line: he allowed six runs–all earned, three home runs–on eight hits and two walks. He struck out nine. Hunter Strickland pitched an inning and two-thirds, allowing one hit and a walk. Ty Blach ran into some trouble in the eighth–he gave up three runs on two hits and two walks.
The final score was: Giants 3, Arizona 9
That’s just overkill. I’m looking forward to seeing the Giants play in California. Win or lose,
4 down, 158 to go. Savor every one of them.
6 April 2017
PS…Happy, Happy Birthday Ernie. May all your tomorrows be sweeter than the day before.