Last night was the pitching duel that everyone expected with Matt Cain (after his rocky 1st inning) on the mound against Stephen Strasburg. Both guys did their job to give their team a chance to win, and the San Francisco Giants needed some ninth inning magic to tie the game.
Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com says (via Twitter) Blanco admitted he was fired up to face the Nationals because they never called him up from Triple-A in 2011. I’m sure last night’s game had to feel good for Blanco, and he got some payback.
Big Panda Power
Pablo Sandoval is the man that sent Giants fans home happy. The Kung Fu Panda hit a ball that probably hasn’t landed yet. It was a 2-run bomb in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Giants a walk-off win!
Baggarly pointed out (via Twitter) that Sandoval had an IV treatment prior to the game. He’s still battling flu symptoms. You sure couldn’t tell by watching him play 10 innings, and seeing him hit a game winning homer.
Follow Cain’s Lead
In another Baggarly tweet, he says Cain is the first Giants starting pitcher since May 12 to toss 7 innings and allowing 2 or less earned runs. Let’s hope the rest of the starters follow Cain’s lead.
Another game, and another hit for Marco Scutaro. Scutaro extended his hitting streak to 19 games, and had another multi-hit game! He’s now hitting .337, and prior to his hit streak, Scutaro was hitting .215.
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