The legend lives on in Giants’ great, Willie Mays. The Say Hey Kid. The Giants won on Say Hey Tuesday. That’s cause for celebration.
It started as an old-fashion pitching duel. The Indians scored a run in the third, but the Giants didn’t respond until the sixth.
BTW, Ty Blach pitched a great game—he went seven complete innings, allowed one run, seven hits, issued one walk and struck out three.
Eduardo Nunez scored the Giants only run in the sixth. He reached on an Indians’ fielding error that took him all the way to second. When Buster Posey hit a ground ball single, Nunez took off from second like his hair was on fire and then slowed when he was rounding third. For a minute it looked like he was going to prove the old saying “he who hesitates is lost.” He made it home just before the throw and got a grumpy “Atta Boy” from the Skipper for his trouble.
The game was tied after that and stayed tied until the game went into extra innings for a little free baseball. Conor Gillaspie led-off the tenth with a double. Kelby Tomlinson took over at second to pinch run for Gillaspe. Denard Span moved Tomlinson over with a perfectly placed bunt that put Span at first, and moved Kelby to third.
Then along came Nunez again. He needed to get a hit or cause another error. He went the traditional route with a base hit for the walk off—his first.
The final score was: Giants 2, Indians 1
The Giants wasted opportunities are piling up. Tonight with the score tied in the ninth, they had the bases loaded with one out. And still couldn’t drag a body across the plate. Luckily they got it done in the tenth, otherwise there would be hearts breaking all over the City.
Still grateful for Philadelphia—they’ve got the floor covered.
18 July 2017