SF Giants can’t say we didn’t try

home grown infield 07.04

I got used to winning already. It was a comfortable, familiar feeling. One I got used to and took for granted until this year. But you can’t blame me. Last week the Giants played like…well, Giants. We had the best bullpen in baseball and the most wins for the week. The Giants were playing great and the fans started to look like believers again.

A little dose of reality brought me back down to earth. I would gladly skip reality and go back to seeing the world through orange-colored lenses, but we’re not there yet. The Giants had a little setback Tuesday, but we went down swinging. I’m keeping positive thoughts and still believing.

Matt Cain pitched into the seventh inning. He gave up five runs–one was a home run, seven hits, one walk and struck out three. George Kontos picked up the last two outs of the seventh inning, but he gave up a couple of hits that scored runs charged to Cain. Kyle Crick finished with a perfect inning.

Hunter Pence kicked off the scoring for the Giants with a solo home run in the first. The Tigers took it back in the bottom of the second and the score stayed tied until the Tigers scored two more in the fourth.

The Giants scored two more runs in the seventh when Brandon Belt doubled and Brandon Crawford followed him with a home run that held up under review. Stay hot Brandon Crawford!

Then the Tigers had their productive seventh and try as they might, the Giants couldn’t catch up.

The final score was: Giants 3, Detroit 5

Last week was fun. Last week was like old times. We could use a few more weeks like last week. Tuesday’s game was a small setback and as it turns out, inevitable. I know we want to win every game from now to October 1st, but it’s just not going to happen. We have lose every now and again. I just hope we don’t make a habit of it.

And all things being equal, I’d rather not be Philadelphia. Still. But a cheesesteak sounds good, doesn’t it?

Happy Independence Day!

Toni Cecchetti

4 July 2017

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