Cutch is Clutch Again for San Francisco Giants in Huge Win
By Jake Mastroianni
For the second time in a week Andrew McCutchen gets a walk-off hit for the San Francisco Giants as they get a huge win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
It’s hard to call a game this early in the season a huge momentum game, but that’s exactly what it was. The San Francisco Giants needed to get a win against the current division leaders in the Diamondbacks after getting shutdown in game one.
It looks like more of the same through five innings on Tuesday as the Giants were losing 2-0 going into the bottom of the sixth.
The Diamondbacks ace, in my opinion, Patrick Corbin was dealing. But the Giants started the sixth with three straight singles to load the bases.
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McCutchen picked up his first RBI of the game by drawing a walk after another epic at-bat. Buster Posey and Hunter Pence each drove in a run on sacrifice flies to give the Giants a 3-2.
Brandon Crawford had a hit in the inning as well, but McCutchen was thrown out at the plate on replay.
Josh Osich promptly gave up the lead by allowing back-to-back doubles to start the seventh. But Cory Gearrin came in to hold them there, striking out two in the process.
The Giants took the lead right back in the eighth thanks to an error, and then Paul Goldschmidt tied it back up in the ninth with a solo home run off Hunter Strickland.
Then the Giants loaded the bases in the ninth before McCutchen’s walk-off hit.
What we learned from this game:
The San Francisco Giants have Heart: The first five innings of this game were hard to watch. It looked like the Giants were heading towards another disappointing loss to the Diamondbacks. But then the offense finally put things together and showed life. That’s a good sign for this team that lacked any heart when getting down last year.
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The Giants and Diamondbacks will go at it again on Wednesday afternoon as San Francisco tries to win the series.