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San Francisco Giants Bullpen Outduels Mariners’ in Win

Jake Mastroianni
SEATTLE, WA - JULY 24: Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants (L) and Will Smith #13 of the San Francisco Giants shake hands after defeating the Seattle Mariners 4-3 during their game at Safeco Field on July 24, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - JULY 24: Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants (L) and Will Smith #13 of the San Francisco Giants shake hands after defeating the Seattle Mariners 4-3 during their game at Safeco Field on July 24, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /
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In a much-needed win for the San Francisco Giants, their bullpen was actually the difference in a 4-3 win over the Seattle Mariners.

The San Francisco Giants haven’t provided much offense lately, but they gave their pitching staff just enough to win on Tuesday.

Each team scored single runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings setting up a 3-3 tie as the starters left the game.

Andrew Suarez was impressive over 5.2 innings, giving up three runs on 8 hits.

Reyes Moronta did blow the 3-2 lead in the sixth when he came on in relief of Suarez allowing an inherited runner to score.

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But after that, the Giants’ bullpen was shut down at that point. Sam Dyson, Tony Watson, and Will Smith combined to toss three scoreless, hitless innings with four strikeouts.

The Giants were able to push across an unearned run against the Mariners very good bullpen for the win.

As the trade deadline approaches, the Giants need to make up some ground this morning if the front office is going to be motivated to make a move.

On top of that, one of the areas the Giants could look to improve is the bullpen. Was it was a good sign to see the bullpen have a great outing against a good offense and team that has 60 wins.

I still think the Giants could use another arm in the pen, what playoff contender couldn’t? So if the Giants are going to make a move before the deadline, it’s still likely to be a bullpen piece.

However, this outing makes me feel a lot more comfortable about the arms out there.

The Giants have a few more key games the rest of this week to prove they are playoff contenders. They are still in fourth place in the NL West, but they are just four games back of the second Wild Card spot.

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The opportunity is there for the San Francisco Giants, and Tuesday night was a good start to showing they can compete for a playoff spot.

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