The Giants second game in the series against the Marlins was much better than the first. The guys got some rest and this time they were ready for the Fish.
The Marlins drew first blood, but the Giants scored early and scored often. Kelby Tomlinson led-off the third with a single and scored when Denard Span sent a squeaker over the fence that looked like Giancarlo Stanton caught it in his glove. But he didn’t.
Ryder Jones led-off the fifth with a double and scored when Madison Bumgarner helped his own cause with an RBI single. The Giants put up a crooked number in the seventh with Kelby’s lead-off base hit, Carlos Moncrief‘s single scoring Kelby followed by Span’s single scoring Moncrief and Hunter Pence‘s double that plated Span.
The Giants continued to add on with Ryder’s solo home run in the eighth. Two runs scored in the ninth, starting with Gorkys Hernandez‘s and Span’s back-2-back singles, and ending with Span stealing third and reaching home on a throwing error. That’s called making the most of what you’ve got.
The final score was: Giants 9, Marlins 4
Tomorrow brings two of my favorite things at the same time—baseball and breakfast.
#28 and sill holding.
15 August 2017