After a loss Friday night where you had to wonder if the Giants even had bats in their dugout, they bounced back with a 4-2 win Saturday over Tony Plush and his Brewers. It was satisfying on so many levels.
First, let me say this: Nyger Morgan is an ass. Pardon my language but seeing him ground into a double play and THEN get tagged out at 3rd when he had no good reason to steal with Ryan Braun up, other than being selfish, just gave me this warm and fuzzy feeling all over. Okay, enough about him and his alter ego.
Vogelsong went 5 innings and threw a lot of pitches, giving up 2 runs. It wasn’t a great outing, but he fought through the tough spots. As a reward, and perhaps knowing a thing or two about struggles, Aubrey Huff hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 5th to give the Giants the lead. Huff had a good game. He drew 2 walks, hit a single, and of course, the sacrifice fly that gave the Giants the lead. I’m sure that was satisfying for him…I know it was for Giants fans.
The bullpen did their thing, even coming in early. Did you know they’ve only allowed 1 earned run in like 30ish innings since the All-Star break? Brian Wilson threw a 5 pitch ninth inning. Bochy said, “I could get used to that.” Yes, we all could.
And Nate Schierholtz. Well, it’s no secret how much I love him. I’m making a sign for him to take to the game today. He went 3 for 4 and had the Giants first two RBIs of the game.
Defensively, Ross and Stewart made an excellent throw and tag at home plate to get Ricky Weeks out. Stewart also made the throw to Panda, who layed down an excellent tag to get out Morgan. Stewart really had a great game defensively.