5-4 win (11) in AZ
A stalwart Albert Suarez gave the good guys a solid six frames and that led the way, mostly. He also got a hit and scored a run. The bullpen could not hold the 4-2 lead in the 8th but the Diamondbacks, this time, could only tie it up. Eventually the Giants got the go-ahead run in the 11th (nice one-two punch from Jarrett Parker and Ramiro Peña) and Santiago Casilla somehow conjured up a save and the homeward-bound club slips out of Phoenix with a series win. Again, special mention to the starter--that's a tough lineup to pitch to and a tough park to pitch in. Suarez got through six with only two runs allowed, five strikeouts, and zero walks. The Giants, as is their wont, should have scored more runs. They had nine hits and three bases on balls but were 3-for-11 with runners in scoring position. Lots of hard hit balls that coulda/shoulda/woulda done some damage.
A tough stretch for the team with all the injuries. Today's lineup was the weirdest yet, but it got the job done. Three at home against the Rockies, then a much-needed break on Thursday, then three more against Arizona before the ASB. Tomorrow's game is at 1:05 p.m.
Have a great Fourth and Go Giants!