Who stayed in the squat 17 innings, getting hit by wayward pitches and foul balls? Who gets a day off when the Giants take the field in 12 hours? Who put this one away with a solo home run in the 17th?
I don’t know how many of you stayed awake for the entire game–personally I caught a nap when nobody was scoring–but let’s have a huge round of applause for our much maligned bullpen. They–pardon the pun, but it is so intended–really stepped up to the plate.
The rest of the team? Everybody contributed, especially Denard Span. He continued his hot hitting streak since returning from the DL by leading off the first with a solo home run that one-hopped right into the cove.
The Reds tied it up and scored the go-ahead run in the second and those were the only runs scored until Eduardo Nunez led off the fifth by laying down the perfect bunt to reach first base. Justin Ruggiano followed with another bunt, damn near as pretty as Eduardo’s. It moved Eduardo from first to second and allowed Justin to reach. Johnny Cueto hit a sac bunt to move both runners over and Span hit a single, scoring Nunez. Game tied.
And there it stayed. Until the 17th inning when Buster Posey hit the most beautiful, fantastic, awesome walk-off home run. Everybody got to go home.
The final score was: Giants 3, Reds 2
I’d have more to say, but it’s two o’clock in the AM, and I’m tired—
13 May 2017