Sunday, May 26, 2013

Cain and Giants Keep Winning

I got home today just in time to see Brandon Belt break a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the 5th with a double over Dexter Fowler's head in centerfield. Belt also walked twice and scored twice. I missed Matt Cain and his five walks in the first two innings, and I missed his three strikeouts of Carlos Gonzalez. He was gone after five and 107 pitches, and the Giants needed six pitchers and 73 more pitches for the last twelve outs. But after three runs in that big 5th inning they prevailed 7-3 and took the series from the Rockies. Four guys--Marco Scutaro, Buster Posey, Hunter Pence, and Andres Torres--had two hits apiece. It was Buster's solo blast that got the scoring going for the Giants in the 2nd after Cain gave up two in the 1st. The bottom of the lineup (Belt, Torres, and Brandon Crawford) scratched out a run in the 4th, and the fun didn't finish until the final two were tacked on in the bottom of the 6th. The sunny, windy conditions made it hard on the fielders, and Colorado had a couple of tough chances that got away from them and figured in the scoring. Both, naturally, were hit by Pence. He hits funny balls that spin funny and take funny bounces. He's funny that way.

Nothing funny about first place.



1 comment:

Brother Bob said...

I had the pleasure of watching the last two extraordinary games in the company of my beloved Bro, Jon (JC). I had a fine time hanging out with him & Robyn.
The ending to Saturday's game was as fine a baseball moment as I've ever witnessed, right up there with the perfect game, and the Blanco catch within the perfect game.
Sunday's game was fun to watch, at least after the top of the first. It was a small miracle the Rocks scored only 2 runs. But I was saying "It's only sporting that we spot them a few runs early" because we've been so good with the come-from-behinds.