The San Francisco Giants have an All-Star, MVP catcher on their roster, and just locked up their first baseman until the early 20’s. But right now, they also have a backup catcher who is trying really hard to “Wally Pipp” Buster Posey.
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We can’t all be the best at what we do, we can only try as hard as we can so that we deserve to be. Then let the chips fall where they may. That is exactly what a player like Trevor Brown can do while he gets an opportunity. Let’s not kid ourselves, Posey is the starting catcher. There aren’t any questions there. But Brown is sure giving his bosses some very quality innings for the team.
After ending Ross Stripling‘s no-hit bit by hitting a two-run game-tying home run against the Dodgers, Brown’s follow up was just as sensational.
After hearing about a Trevor with the last name of Story over the last couple of days, it was actually Brown who hit two deep-flies and drove in four to lead the Giants to the 7-2 victory. He also made a great play on a swipe tag at the plate on a throw from Angel Pagan.
All three of Brown’s hits this year have left the park.
Jeff Samardzija was stellar in the win, going eight strong innings. He allowed six hits, and just two runs in the thin air of Coors Field. He had five strikeouts and walked just two.
As for Trevor Story, Samardzija struck him out three times, on his 0-4 day. It was a masterful performance by the “Shark”, and it really puts the momentum into the Giants clubhouse to start the series.
The game was pretty brisk, even with the Giants scoring seven innings, Samardzija was efficient on the mound, and Brown called an excellent game. They kept the ball on the outside part of the plate to the power hitters, daring the Rockies to go the other way.