Barry Zito battled for his five innings, only bending for a lone run coming off a Nick Punto squeaker that scored Kershaw (who else?) who had doubled earlier in the inning. But Zito’s bend don’t break attitude kept the Giants in it, despite allowing ten baserunners in his five innings of work.
After Zito departed, the Giants’ bullpen continued Zeets’ bend don’t break style of pitching, giving up eight more baserunners in their four innings of work but the Dodgers just couldn’t plate another run.
A rocket into Triples Alley off the bat of Marco Scutaro followed by a Buster Posey double two batters later tied the game, however, Posey wasn’t done with his heroics. Last season’s MVP lived up to his title, blasting a walkoff homer in the bottom of the 9th. The six pitch battle between Posey and Ronald Belisario gave Buster his first walk-off dinger at the MLB level.
For the Giants, it was another cardiac-kid style victory – their TENTH comeback when they were down in the sixth inning or later and their seventh game tying or go-ahead homerun from the 8th inning on.
Ryan Vogelsong will take the hill for the Giants tomorrow evening as the Giants attempt to pick up a series win.