After the Giants missteps, mishaps or mistakes Tuesday night, it was nice to have a mischance go our way like it did Wednesday afternoon.
The Brewers drew first blood in the first inning with one run and the Giants turned around and took it back in the bottom of the inning when Gorkys Hernandez, who hit a lead-off double, scored on Buster Posey‘s sac fly.
The score stayed tied until the seventh—a roller coaster ride of an inning. Ryder Jones led off and struck out swinging. Then Denard Span pinch-hit and doubled. Gorkys got hit by a pitch and Kelby Tomlinson was called out on strikes on a bad call. Jarrett Parker was up next, and he hit the ball inadvertently when he checked his swing. Just like they practice at camp, right? The good news is the ball stayed fair, Denard and Gorkys scored and Parker ended up with a checked swing two RBI double. How does that happen?? Don’t ask, just enjoy.
The former Oakland backstop, Stephen Vogt, hit a home run for the Brewers–his first career pinch hit home run–in the ninth, but the Brewers failed to score after that.
Matt Moore pitched a great game—he went six innings and allowed one run, five hits, two walks and six strike outs. Hunter Strickland and Mark Melancon each pitched a scoreless inning and Sam Dyson closed it out giving up just the single home run.
The final score was: Giants 4, Brewers 2
We took the series against the Brewers—who could have a dog in the hunt. They are three games in back of the Cubs in the NL Central. We’re turning into spoilers. I like it. I figure if we can’t win, at least we can make it tougher on everyone else. Let’s face it, that’s all we have left.
#28 and holding on.
23 August 2017