Tuesday, May 06, 2014

A stunning six in a row

Every now and again a team wins a game that you hardly expect them to win. That was last night's game. 

I had come from work after not finding the game on Sirius XM and figured that there was no way when the score was 8-2 in the 5th. Silly me. 

Here's part of Henry Schulman coverage for the SF Chronicle --

 ... when a game goes 13 innings, ends at 12:36 a.m. local time and features two starting pitchers pinch-hitting, an umpire getting hit with a throw, two replay challenges, a 14-pitch strikeout, a blown 8-2 lead and a team that went 0-for-Atlanta with runners in scoring position getting eight hits in that situation, a screwy ending is preordained.
It had to be Jean Machi, asked to bunt for the first time as a professional, dropping down a beauty, busting his 255-pound body up the line and drawing an errant throw that allowed Hunter Pence to come around from second and deliver the Giants an 11-10 victory against the Pirates.
"In this kind of game, anything can happen, crazy things," said catcher Hector Sanchez, who had a month's worth of crazy over 5 hours, 29 minutes.
The Giants had a season-high 20 hits, yet none in the winning rally. They scored 11 runs, but did not homer for the first time in 12 games.


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