Both teams were mostly quiet for the first inning. The Giants did make a little noise thanks to a two out, Hunter Pence double followed immediately by a Buster Posey walk. Patrick Corbin was able to deny them further, getting Brandon Crawford to fly out to end the inning. The Diamondbacks were even quieter, with Pollock, Peralta, and Goldschmidt all grounding out to the corner infielders.
The second inning didn’t go as well for Corbin. Edwardo Nunez lead things off with a single. Chris Marrero struck out, but Joe Panik walked, bringing Johnny Cueto to the plate. Normally, you would expect a bunt from a pitcher here, but Cueto saw Goldschmidt charging in and leaving a hole on the right side, pulled the bat back, and hit a single to right field. That loaded the bases for Gorkys Hernandez, who singled and scored Nunez and Panik. After that, Corbin finished the inning strong, getting Belt and Pence to make the last two outs.
The Giants added another in the third inning. St. Buster of the Posey reached on an error by Brandon Drury, a phrase that I expect to type many, many times this season. He then went to third on a Crawford double. Nunez hit into what probably should have been a double play, but instead it became a fielder’s choice, Posey out at home. Chris Navarro made the Dbacks pay by hitting a sac fly to bring home Crawford. 3-0 Giants
In the bottom of the inning, the Diamondbacks made it a bit more competitive. Paul Goldschmidt did his thing and hit his first home run of the season to lead things off. Lamb walked, Tomas made an out on a liner, Drury singled, and then Owings capped it off with an RBI single of his home to bring home Lamb. Jeff Mathis struck out, and then Daniel Descalo, pinch hitting for Corbin, grounded out to end the inning.
Randell Delgado came in to replace Corbin. Now, I don’t know what Corbin would have done, so I don’t know if it was the right call or not. What I can tell you is that it definitely didn’t work out the way Torey Lovullo intentend. Crawford lead off the inning with a homer. Nunez followed with a single. One out later, Panik also singled. Cueto scored Nunez thanks to an Owings fielding error, and then Gorkys Hernandez doubled to bring home Panik and Cueto. To finish it off, Brandon Belt got an RBI double of his own. 8-2 Giants.
The Dbacks did answer back in the bottom of the inning, to some extent. With two outs, Goldschmidt walked. Lamb followed, and he hit his first home run of the season. However, they were still down by four. 8-4 Giants
That was pretty much it for the rest of the game. Arizona threatened a couple of times, but nothing came of it.
Of particular note tonight, Archie Bradley was fantastic tonight. He went 3.1 innings, including finishing off the dumpster fire inning for Delgado. He faced 14 batters, struck out seven of them, and only gave up three hits and one walk. If that’s not a statement, I don’t know what is
Yeah, I really don’t like Call of Duty. Don’t @ me.
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CotD goes to Charlie for this sentiment that I think we can all agree with, regardless of context.
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Game three of this four game series is tomorrow at the same time. Walker vs Matt Moore. I recommend joining us here.