Friday, April 18, 2014

Seven in a row for the Orange and Black

What in the world am I talking about? 

Steve Kroner of the SF Chronicle files a solid game coverage story, noting that the 2014 Giants, like the 1910 Giants, have gone through seven straight one-run games. 

Some pretty fine writing here --

 
So after the Giants dropped a 2-1 decision to the Dodgers on Thursday afternoon, you almost expected to see the ghosts of manager John McGraw, pitcher Christy Mathewson and outfielder Fred Snodgrass hovering over AT&T Park, watching the seagulls perform their postgame ritual.
McGraw, Mathewson and Snodgrass were part of the 1910 New York Giants. That was the last team in franchise history to have a longer streak of one-run games than the 2014 San Francisco Giants put together over the final seven games of their just-completed nine-game homestand.
The 1910 N.Y. Giants played eight straight one-run games in August. The 2014 S.F. Giants managed to win four of those seven games, and they took two of three from Los Angeles despite going 5-for-30 with runners in scoring position.
Their lone hit in eight RISP at-bats Thursday was Ehire Adrianza's RBI single with two outs in the ninth. Adrianza's third hit of the day left the Giants with the potential tying and winning runs at second and first, respectively.
Kenley Jansen stranded those runners and picked up his fifth save by getting pinch-hitter Brandon Crawford to fly to left.

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