SF Giants that’s gonna leave a mark

belt 05.02

I said earlier there’s no crying in baseball. That’s the rule. And it’s a good thing, too. Otherwise I’d be bawling like a baby.

Tonight’s game at Dodger Stadium started out practically perfect. Matt Moore pitched a six toss, shut down first inning. Nice.

Then our offense got up to the plate for the second inning and Christian Arroyo led off with a base hit. Eduardo Nunez followed with another base hit and Nick Hundley drew a walk to load the bases. Matt Moore hit a single scoring Arroyo and Nunez. Moore advanced to second and Hundley to third on a throwing error by the Dodgers centerfielder. Brandon Belt hit a double that brought Hundley and Moore home.

Something happened to Moore, though, between the time he left the mound after a perfectly pitched first inning and the time he took the mound again in the second. He gave up a home run to kick-off the second and it went downhill from there. By the time Moore got the third out in the second, six runs had scored.

The Giants put another run on the board in the third, Buster Posey led-off with a single, advanced to second on Arroyo’s groundout, to third on Nunez’s groundout and scored on Joe Panik‘s single.

The Dodgers scored four more runs in the fourth and three in the sixth. The Giants didn’t score again.

The final score was: Giants 5, LA 13

We all learned long ago that a loss is a loss is a loss. Whether it’s by 8 runs or 80 runs. It just counts once. Besides, we’ve seen worse.

The good news is we’re at .500 for May and tomorrow is another day. It’s baseball!

Toni Cecchetti

2 May 2017

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