San Francisco Giants Roll, Take Two Of Three In Arizona
Jun. 9, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA: San Francisco Giants outfielderJuan Perez
makes a leaping catch at the wall in the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
After dropping the first game of the series on a heartbreaking home run in the bottom of the eighth inning Friday night, the San Francisco Giants came back to win the final two tilts in the three game set, picking up a game on the Arizona Diamondbacks in the process.
Coming into Saturday’s game, the Giants had only scored more than two runs once in their past six games, a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals last weekend. Outside of that, the offense was stagnant until their explosion last night where they plated double digit runs. The Giants had no desire to quit today either as they put up six more en route to their 6-2 win.
Home runs from both Brandon Belt and Marco Scutaro added to the Giants’ offense, but it was a first inning, two-run rally that gave the Giants an early lead they wouldn’t relinquish.
Chad Gaudin was again solid in his second start, replacing Ryan Vogelsong, throwing six innings of five hit ball, striking out seven in the process. Juan Perez also made his Major League debut, picking up an infield hit and an RBI to go along with the impressive, wall crashing catch he made (above) in center field.
The win pulled the Giants to within a game and a half of the D’Backs with a lone game separating the two clubs in the loss column.
San Francisco will spend tonight traveling to Pittsburgh for their off day tomorrow before opening a three game set with the Pirates on Tuesday.