SF Giants that’s the way we like it

nunez 05.28

The Giants played the Braves again Sunday and took their second win of the series. That means we won the series.  Just the way we like it.

The Giants scored seven runs—all on base hits (sure, some were extra base hits), walks, a wild pitch and a passed ball or two.

The Braves starting pitcher was RA Dickey—famous knuckleballer. And Kurt Suzuki–remember him from the A’s? he played across the bay for years–was his catcher. Suzuki didn’t look like he was having any fun. He was running after pitches and getting pretty beat up.

The Giants’ hitters looked just the opposite. They were having a blast. In the first inning, Eduardo Nunez hit a single, stole second on a pick-off attempt error and scored on a passed ball while Brandon Crawford was at the plate, Brandon Belt drew a walk and scored on Brandon Crawford’s ground out.

Joe Panik led off the second with a triple and scored on Gorkys Hernandez‘s single. Gorkys advanced to second on Johnny Cueto‘s sac bunt and Denard Span drew a walk. Nunez hit a single that scored Gorkys and advanced Span to second. With Belt at the plate, Span and Nunez both advanced a base on a wild pitch. Buster Posey drew a walk and Crawford hit a double scoring Span and Nunez.

Panik led off the third with a walk and advanced to third base on Gorkys’ single. Panik scored on Cueto’s sac fly to right field.

Cueto pitched a great game—he allowed one run, six hits, one walk and he struck out eight. Bryan Morris, Josh Osich and Cory Gearrin each pitched a scoreless inning in relief.

The final score was: Giants 7, Braves 1

This game was Giants baseball, old-school style, just the way we like it.  It was nice to see they still have it.

Toni Cecchetti

28 May 2017

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