Back in the saddle, also known as the win column. It’s nice to be back.
Monday night’s game against the Milwaukee Brew Crew was a pitcher’s duel, with our rookie, Chris Stratton, throwing for the Giants. He was awesome. He pitched around an error, faced the meat of the Brewer’s lineup with runners on, and he emerged unscathed.
Stratton pitched six innings of shutout ball, allowing four hits and two walks. He struck out one batter. Nice outing.
The Giants put a couple of runs on the board in the fourth inning when Jarrett Parker led-off the inning with a walk and Hunter Pence reached on a force attempt, missed catch error. Brandon Crawford hit a double scoring Parker and Pence scored on Nick Hundley‘s groundout.
The final score was: Giants 2, Brewers 0
We can get it done. I know we can. Not this year. Not even if we won every game we have left–35–because we were already mathematically eliminated. But this month has been a Giants month. We’re 11 and 9 for August. That’s two games over .500. By September we should be back in tip-top shape. Maybe some of the guys will sign up for winter ball to keep the momentum going. Nah, they should rest up. Spring will be here before we know it.
Next year, we’re going to do so much winning, we’ll be tired of winning.
Still hanging at #28.
21 August 2017