SF Giants another day, another win

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That’s two in a row for the Giants. We shivered the Pirates timbers. The Giants have faced the Bucs six times this season and we’ve won 5 out of 6 games. That’s a pretty good win record. Do the math, it’s .800. Let’s ask the baseball gods if we can play Pittsburgh for the remaining 60 games.

The Giants scored first in Wednesday’s day game at AT&T Park.  In the bottom of the first, Joe Panik hit a one-out double and scored when Brandon Crawford ground into a force out that nabbed Buster Posey at second.

The Bucs tied it up, but the Giants scored the go-ahead run in the seventh when Miguel “GoGo” Gomez hit a double, advanced to third on Denard Span‘s sac bunt and scored on Brandon Belt‘s double.

Jeff Samardzija pitched a great game, going a solid seven innings and allowing one run, four hits, two walks and eight stike outs.

The final score was: Giants 2, Pirates 1

The trade rumor mill was pretty quiet today, but I read a post tweeted by Steve Adams of @mlbtraderumors. He said the Shark is not likely to waive a “no-trade” clause blocking his trade to all but eight MLB teams. According to Andy Baggarsly of Bay Area New Group, those eight teams are: Boston Red Sox–c’mon, they already raided our clubhouse; Chicago Cubs–”Home Sweet Home” for the Shark; NY Mets, NY Yankees–meh to both; LA Angels–if he can stand the rally monkey; the Nationals–will he bust heads to protect Harper?; Oakland A’s–why not? it’s in the ‘hood; and last, but very much least, LA Dodgers–we’ll never speak to him again.

Samardzija said in an interview he “loves being here.” And he believes we can turn it around next year.  We love having him. And he hasn’t stopped believing.

Another ding for Philadelphia.

Toni Cecchetti

26 July 2017

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