Here is the perfect tweet to sum up tonight’s Giants vs Dodgers game.
The 12-inning, five hour game started at 7:15pm with Tim Lincecum on the mound for the Giants. With the exception of giving up a solo home run to Juan Uribe in the second inning, Timmy pitched fantastic for the Giants tonight. He allowed 5 hits and one earned run in 5 innings pitched, bringing his ERA down to a 7.20.
Apr 15, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Lincecum pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports
Bruce Bochy used all of his pitchers in the game: Lincecum, David Huff, Jean Machi, Javier Lopez, J.C. Gutierrez, Sergio Romo, Santiago Casilla and Yusmeiro Petit. Petit (1-1, 4.50 ERA) recorded the win tonight after a walk-off single from Hector Sanchez scored Brandon Crawford in the bottom of the 12th inning.
The Giants and Dodgers are now tied with a 9-5 record in the National League West. The Dodgers return to AT&T Park tomorrow for game two of three against the Giants. Ryan Vogelsong (0-0, 8.00 ERA) will start for the Giants and LHP Paul Maholm (0-1, 8.10) will start for the Dodgers.
I’m exhausted, here are some video highlights (courtesy of MLB) from tonight’s game.
Belt hits a double down the left-field line, scoring Angel Pagan to tie the game at 2 in the bottom of the 9th inning.
Sanchez singles up the middle, scoring Brandon Crawford for the walk-off Giants win in the bottom of the 12th inning.