Recap: #SFGiants Rally Late, Win 4-3


Aug 10, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants first baseman

Brandon Belt

(9) hits a ground rule double against the Baltimore Orioles during the sixth inning at AT

The comeback kids of this home stand were at it again Wednesday afternoon at AT&T Park. The Giants beat the Rockies 4-3 in the final game of this home stand.

This was the first winning home stand for the Giants since late May when they took 4 of 6 from the Nationals and Rockies. They end the season series with the Rockies with 9 wins and 8 losses. The Giants haven’t lost a season series to Colorado since the 2008 season (7-11).

It was another late inning rally that put the Giants over the top. Trailing 3-2 to start the bottom of the 8th inning Brandon Crawford led off with a single. Angel Pagan, pinch-hitting in the pitcher’s spot, followed that with a base hit of his own to left field. They were both moved over on Ehire Adrianza‘s sacrifice bunt. It was his first Major League plate appearance and he laid down a beauty.

Buster Posey made a pinch-hitting appearance and was intentionally walked. Francisco Peguero came in to run for him and that’s all we saw of the reigning MVP in this game.

With one out and the bases loaded, Marco Scutaro lined a single to right field to score Crawford and tie the game at 3. Brandon Belt continued coming through late in games as he floated a base hit out to left field to score Pagan. The Giants led 4-3.

Sergio Romo had the day off after pitching 3 straight days, so Santiago Casilla came in to nail down the victory. That’s Casilla’s second save this season.

The Giants actually had the early lead in this one after Hunter Pence came through with a 2 out hit off Rockies starter Juan Nicasio to knock Blanco in for the 1-0 lead.

There was no repeat of Friday night’s performance for Yusmeiro Petit though. In a bit of a tease Petit was perfect through the first 11 batters. That changed with a 2 out walk to Corey Dickerson in the top of the 4th inning. It seemed to break the ice for the Rockies as Michael Cuddyer got the first Rockies hit of the day and moved Dickerson over to third. Jose Arenado followed with a single to score Cuddyer and the game was tied at 1.

In the top of the 6th Petit hit a wall. The Rockies touched him up for 4 hits and 2 runs in the inning and drove him from the game. His final line was pretty decent. 5.2IP, 6H, 3ER, 2BB, 7K, 102 pitches, 73 strikes.

He’s gonna make some noise in 2014 trying to get in that rotation. Yusmeiro Petit has proven so far that he deserves a shot.

Just for fun, here’s the post game wrap picks for the guys from KNBR.

The Giants head out for one last road trip starting tomorrow in LA. They will do their best to not let the Dodgers clinch against them during the upcoming 4 game series. It’s no fun seeing the rival celebrate. Especially those guys in blue.

The pitching matchup for tomorrow night’s game is RHP Matt Cain (8-9, 4.37) vs. RHP Zack Greinke (14-3, 2.79).