Giants win 3-2
Santiago Casilla came into a game in Chicago on Sunday with the Giants leading 2-1 after a hard-fought eight and one-half innings. It was what they like to call a "save situation." He gets three outs and a clean slate and the Giants win a game against the best team and split the series in Wrigley and as a bonus claim the season series. It was a big moment in a tough second half of the season. The Giants lost in 13 as Casilla could not get it done. It was the biggest "blown save" of the year. The Giants slipped to three back of LA and went into what seemed to be their death spiral. But this is baseball where the dead come back to life. Tonight Santiago Casilla came in to hold a one-run lead and save the game and sure enough he did just that. He allowed a baserunner but promptly erased him with a game-ending double play. The Giants are still squirming in a quicksand of their own making, but one has to feel a bit of life surging back into the sclerotic vessels of this gasping beast we call a team as they win their second game in September.
Jeff Samardzija pitched with verve and stamina, Eduardo Nunez hit a homer and drove in the tying run, and Kelby Tomlinson got the clutch hit to drive in Buster Posey with the go-ahead run. Way to go Kelby!
Albert Suarez tomorrw. Go Giants!