Monday night, the Giants had a repeat ending from their Sunday victory against Arizona, and that ending was a walk-off hit in extra innings to send the Rockies back to their hotel disappointed.
You know who wasn’t disappointed? Our very own at Around the Foghorn! Myself, Denise Walos and our editor Melissa Felkins attended the game.
The Giants gave us a treat, especially Brandon Belt who provided very clutch hitting, first in the 8th inning, trailing 2-1, to tie the ball game at with an RBI double with two outs to knock in Angel Pagan from second. An unbeknownst ode to AtF’s Eric Nathanson ( Twitter handle: @2outhits). Belt is pleasing everyone around him, as he begins to come into his own. Buster Posey logged the first run with a solo jack to left field in the 2nd inning.
To the 10th inning and one out, Pagan led off with a single, and Marco Scutaro followed suit. Belt steps to the plate and cracks a double into the left-center field gap off the Rockies Adam Ottavino, and the celebration pours from the Giants dugout, reminiscent of so many magical walk-off wins and postseason, World Series glory from the past few seasons.
Tim Lincecum was on the hump for San Francisco and pitched very solidly despite not getting the win. He went 8 full innings, giving up 2 earned runs, despite the 7 hits off of him, and walked a single batter. His defense behind him were huge saviors, most notably Pablo Sandoval with a couple of diving stops. Standing ovations from the home crowd were the order of the evening in each of the last couple half innings Lincecum pitched. San Francisco loves their Timmy forevermore.
Back to Brandon Belt, here’s a stat: Belt’s batting .354 (46-for-130) since Aug. 1.
He had this to say, postgame:
I’m definitely more comfortable now,” Belt said. “It’s something that you get more comfortable [with] the more experience you gain. I feel pretty comfortable at the plate, period, so when I do get up in those situations I can treat it like any other at-bat.