Jake Peavy, the 11 year veteran that spent eight years with the Padres, was more fired up than Vogelsong. He dropped an F-bomb by the time Scutaro came up to bat in the first inning then a run on of words going back to the dugout.
A 410 ft triple, and still the Giants come up empty.- Jon Miller
In the next (5th) inning, Roger Kieschnick singled and Joaquin Arias (who was at 3B w/ Pablo scratched with back soreness) hit a triple. This was now 4 chances with a runner on 3B. Could they bring home Arias in the 5th inning to at least tie the game? Nope. Even Kruk and Kuip mentioned the squeeze play. There were five times in the last four innings the Giants didn’t even need a hit to get the runner home.
Why not experiment now? Get the team doing something different out there and stop playing it safe. It’s a one run game! Nope. Giants now 0-10 with RISP.
The 8th inning… FINALLY we get Scutaro home to tie the game with a Posey sac fly to right which was foul. I’m still confused on why Victorino didn’t let the ball land in foul territory but we’ll take it.
The foul ball sacrifice fly. A part of every winning team’s arsenal.
— Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) August 21, 2013
Sergio Romo retired the Red Sox in 10 pitches in the 9th inning. He’s had a fantastic season with the Giants this year. 30-for-34 saves for the Giants.
— KNBR (@KNBR) August 21, 2013
The anti-climactic bases loaded walk by Scutaro ended in a Giants walk-off win. A literal walk-off. The Giants haven’t had a walk-off win since June 22 vs the Marlins. They are now 32-32 at home this season.
— #TeamPenceCaroline (@BelieveInTheSFG) August 21, 2013