Not all of the pitches went wild, but the ones that did go wild counted. Especially the wild pitch thrown by Giants pitcher George Kontos in the ninth, giving the Marlins an insurance run. It paid. Double indemnity.
Jeff Samardzija had a mediocre outing–I’ve seen worse, I’ve certainly seen better, especially from the Shark–he allowed four runs—one was a home run, nine hits, one walk, and he struck out five.
The Giants scored in the fourth—Brandon Belt doubled and scored on Brandon Crawford‘s single. In the sixth, Buster Posey doubled and scored on Belt’s double. Belt advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on Crawford’s groundout.
The Giants were two runs back in the bottom of the ninth and they started a rally when Crawford led off with a walk, Conor Gillaspie singled and Mac Williamson came in to pinch run. Then Denard Span came to the plate. After what happened Friday night, I had high hopes. I even figured if Span hit another home run–it didn’t have to be a splash this time–we could change the name of the inning from the ninth to the Spanth. Sorry to say it remains the ninth. For the time being. Joe Panik came through with a single scoring Crawford. Just one more base hit for a tie.
You can’t always get what you want.
The final score was: Giants 4, Marlins 5
Sunday is the last game of the first half. I think our boys could use the time off. I know I could.
Still feeling the love for Philadelphia, they still have our back.
8 July 2017
PS–Congrats to Barry Bonds for the Wall of Fame