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Recap: Giants Win On Walkoff…Sorta

By Bryan Rose

It wasn’t the bottom of the 9th, but, it was about as much of a walkoff homer as you can get, without it actually being one.

Doug Davis mastered the Giants for the second time this season at AT&T Park, throwing 7 2/3 of one run ball. How he did it once, let alone twice, is quite an attribute to the pathetic offense the Giants have, but tonight we can forget about that. With Davis departing on a double switch, the Diamondbacks brought in closer Chad Qualls for the four out save. A bad, bad move. The Giants brought Bengie Molina out of the dugout to pinch hit for Ryan Garko, who immedietly got down 0-2 in the count and looked overmatched. Qualls though made a mistake on the next pitch, throwing an 0-2 cement mixer right down the middle of the plate that Molina did not miss – cranking a three run shot over the leftcenter field wall, giving the Giants a 4-3 lead that Brian Medders finished off with a 1-2-3 top of the 9th. Medders closed the game in favor of Brian Wilson after Wilson tossed 50+ pitches the past two days. Molina, who didn’t start the previous game nor tonights with back and leg issues, visibly struggled to slowly trot around the bases as the ball glanced over the wall.

This was the second three run homer the Giants have hit in the 8th inning the past two nights, both giving the Giants the lead and eventually the win.

This was also a perfectly good game to blast the Giants for their enemic offense and woeful fielding. But uh, no need for that now!!!!

With the Rockies loss, the Giants have moved to 3 games behind them for the Wild Card and will have Lincecum and Cain taking the mound Friday and Sunday respectively when the Rockies come to town this weekend. But first, one more tomorrow evening with Joe Martinez taking the hill as the Giants go for the sweeeeeeeeeeeeep.