The SF Giants started last night’s game off pretty poorly. After starting pitcher Yusmeiro Petit did his best Tim Lincecum impression and gave up 6 runs in the first four innings, it looked pretty dismal for the Giants. Down 0 -6 heading into the 5th inning is a pretty good sign you’ll lose the game.
But then the Giants remembered they were at Coors Field.
In the top of the 5th, they put together 1 run, which was quickly answered by the Rockies. A score of 1-7 still didn’t give much hope. But 3 unanswered runs in the 6th inning, compliments of home runs by Buster Posey and Andrew Susac put the Giants within 3 runs, which seemed a bit less scary for these Giants bats.
And then came the 7th.
The Giants tacked on 6 more runs in the 7th inning. And the Rockies? Oh, they stopped scoring in the 5th. But rather than describe the 7th inning, let’s just watch it in all of its glory another time (or for the first time).
The Giants scored 2 more in the 8th inning, and went back to their hotel with a 12-7 win over the Colorado Rockies – the only team in the NL West with a winning record over them so far.
George Kontos came out with the win after pitching a perfect 1.2 innings.