It’s midnight. I’m done. But what a game—I’d stay up and do it over again.
To sum it up: tied ballgame, extra innings, walk off win. And we take the series no matter what happens with Wednesday’s game. I’m sure there was a time when I thought we were better than this, but right now I can’t think of any.
Tuesday’s ballgame was as good as it gets. The Giants worked hard, played hard and stayed with it to come away with a W. It was an all-hands on deck game.
Matt Cain pitched well for six innings, allowing three runs–it was a three-run homer–six hits, three walks and he struck out three. The bullpen—which included Steven Okert, George Kontos, Mark Melancon, Josh Osich, and Sam Dyson—kept the Rockies scoreless for the remainder of the game. But the big story is the kid who closed it out and got the win: Cory Gearrin. He pitched three scoreless innings and even took a turn at the plate.
The Giants scored the way the Giants usually score. Manufacturing runs and moving the line–like in the third when Gorkys Hernandez hit a single, advanced to second on Matt Cain’s sac bunt and scored on Denard Span‘s single. In the sixth, Buster Posey drew a walk, advanced to third on Brandon Belt‘s single and scored on Brandon Crawford‘s sac fly.
Buster led off the eighth with a single, but ended up in a force out when Brandon Belt reached. Belt advanced to third on Crawford’s single and scored on Kelby Tomlinson‘s base hit.
The winning run came finally in the 14th, after Gorkys hit a double and Span hit the walk off single–Gorkys slid across home plate before the ball got back and the celebration was under way. He started the scoring and he ended the scoring.
The final score was: Giants 4, Rockies 3
I don’t know what recipe they are using, but I sure wouldn’t mess with the formula. That’s two in a row. You know what happens when you win three in a row? They call it a streak!
Nothing but love for Philadelphia.