Not Great, But Good Enough
It certainly wasn’t easy.
It wasn’t a calm, relaxing game.
It was nerve wracking.
Could have been worse, I guess. But trusting a pitching staff who had only recently been giving up more runs than Adrian Gonzalez scores with a 2-1 lead is kind of scary.
Especially when they put the lead batter on base. Every inning.
Chris Young did a great job, but every single inning for four innings, the leadoff batter got on. And four times, Chris pitched his way out of those situations.
Scott Hairston gave him a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first with a solo homer. Scotty hits the Giants incredibly well, though he insists that it’s just a coincidence.
In the second, Nick Hundley got in on the fun, hitting a solo homer to dead center, giving Chris a 2-0 lead.
In the top of the sixth, the Giants got their only run with a groundout. Rookie Greg Burke pitched a scoreless inning, striking out two.
Edward Mujica had a scoreless inning.
Then it was time for the Heath.
Only a few minutes before, Trevor saved his 10th game in 10 chances for the Brewers. Heath got two strikeouts and his 10th save in 10 chances. So, we won our fourth game in a row!
CY was kind of crazy, but he gave us six innings, allowing five hits and a run, and striking out six. He threw 100 pitches, and told Buddy that he was getting tired. It makes sense, since he was going crazy and having to work out of so many jams.
We didn’t hit that well, leaving eight on and only hitting 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position. But the pitching was able to hold the lead.
Scott Hairston had two hits and two walks, and Nick Hundley had two. The only other hit we had was a single from Chris Young. Barry Zito was very good. He threw eight innings, and he kept us held down. Thankfully, we were able to get a few important hits off him.
The Giants defense was incredible. There were a few plays that flat out robbed our hitters. That was really tough. Rich Aurilia, Emmanuel Burriss, and Eugenio Velez had some incredible thefts.
It was a great win! We are still third in the NL West, still 10 games behind. But we’re winning :)
I am so proud of Trevor. It’s sad having him gone, I really still can’t believe it, but he’s doing really well. Trevor and Heath are almost matching each other step for step. They both have ten saves in ten chances, and their ERAs are both 0.00. Trevor’s amazing. So is Heath. It’s so cool that these guys are matching each other. We miss you Trev!!!
Tonight is Chad Gaudin, who is still looking for his first win, against Jonathan Sanchez.