Thursday, April 11, 2013

Four in a Row

Marco Scutaro sits for a day and Brandon Crawford takes his no. 2 spot in the lineup and gets on base three times while his replacement at second base, rookie Nick Noonan, gets three hits. You have to like that. Ryan Vogelsong has a rocky time in his first three frames but mows 'em down in his final three. You have to like that, too. In fact, winning a day game on the road after a night game at home is pretty impressive, especially coming back from a 5-0 deficit in cold, wet weather! The Giants pulled it out today when all looked lost, and hung on when the Cubs clawed their way back. Sergio Romo got another save, ending another game with a strikeout, this time a lefty (Anthony Rizzo, who homered off Vogie) with his 89-mph four-seamer. Lots of good stuff: another impossible extra-base hit from Pablo Sandoval, practically scraping a ball off the dirt, and another fine catch from Angel Pagan, almost scraping a ball off the outfield grass, and a great PA from Vogie (walk on seven pitches) with the bases loaded in the 5th to make it a tie game. It was one of those un-pretty Wrigley things (four errors, nine pitchers), but it was a win, the Giants fourth in a row and seventh of the young season. Not much left to say but




Shankbone said...

4 in a row and the Captain taking the bump! The comeback games are my favorite.

M.C. O'Connor said...

Wow, did you see the Greinke/Quentin dust-up? Greinke broke his collarbone. Maybe this year the Padres will have all the "bad-blood" games with LA and the Giants can concentrate on playing baseball and winning games.

Shankbone said...

Quentin is completely in the wrong. If you make that part of your game, you'd better take your base when you get pitched inside.