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Giants Beat Mets in Extras (and I Love Nate Schierholtz)

By Melissa Felkins

The Giants beat the New York Mets last night by a score of 7 to 6 in extra innings. Schierholtz and Huff had homeruns, with Huff’s homerun in the 10th being the deciding factor in the game. With the exception of Huff, all of our RBIs were driven in by back-up position players. Even Vogelsong got in on the RBI action. He only lasted 4 innings pitching though, after giving up 5 runs, 4 walks and 2 homeruns. However, the bullpen pulled the game together allowing only 1 run the remaining 6 innings.

Nate Schierholtz continues to impress in the opportunities he has. He was 2 for 4 last night with a homerun a walk. He’s hitting .295, which is a team high for anyone not on the DL (DeRosa, Sandoval) or that has played more than 3 games (Burriss). Granted, Nate has only had 44 at-bats, less than half the at-bats as the regular players, but he’s still making the most of every opportunity he has. In fact, in the last 14 days, in his 16 at-bats, he’s hitting .375. I’m hoping we’ll start to see more of him and that his upswing will continue. Of course, with someone hitting that well, and who is a defensive machine, other teams may start wanting him for a starting position.

Oh, by the way, Tejada was the only non-pitcher or pinch hitter who did not get a hit in his 5 at-bats. Not to continue to bash him, but come on Miggy!