It was a Nick Hundley night.
Buster Posey had Saturday night off–scheduled–and Hundley did his level best to show how important he is to the Giants. Sure, he’s our back-up back stop, and he steps in to pinch hit once in awhile, but Saturday night he showed off his hitting chops in a big way.
Aaron Hill was on first when Hundley stepped up to the plate, took two pitches and smashed an 84 mph slider into left center for a two-run homer.
Brandon Belt led-off the fourth with a solo dinger. Following two quick outs, Hundley, Ty Blach, and Mac Williamson hit back-to-back-to-back singles. Hundley scored on Williamson’s single. Blach scored when Denard Span hit a double. In the eighth, Belt drew a walk, stole second and scored on Hundley’s single.
Ty Blach pitched a great game. He took a three-hit shut out into the eighth. Even after the wheels came off the bus, he still had a good outing. When all was said and done, he allowed two runs, six hits, three walks and he struck out five. Derek Law gave up a run, two hits and a walk, and Mark Melancon closed it out and got the save.
The final score was: Giants 6, Braves 3
If Nick Hundley was the MVP, Ty Blach was a close second. He pitched a great game and helped himself out with a couple of hits and an RBI.
A Giants fan could get used to this.
27 May 2017
PS—Big Gamer Babe shout out to Jennifer W—who was at the game and promised to spread her energy and cheer to the Giants. I think she worked her magic.