Sunday, June 22, 2014

42-21 to 44-30

so the Giants are still 14 over .500 despite an ugly 1-9 stretch. Ryan Vogelsong held em to 4 in 5 innings and the pen shut down the Snakes for the rest of the game

They're still on track to win 96 games. Here's part of Andrew Baggarley's story for CSNBay Area --


 It took awhile for Romo to get a shot at redemption after blowing two save situations last weekend against the Colorado Rockies, but at least he was facing the right team. Romo entered with a 1.08 ERA in 49 career appearances against the Diamondbacks.
First the bullpen had to record nine outs to put the ball in his hands. Jeremy Affeldt recorded four of them, but allowed two soft singles in the seventh. Jean Machi got away with a huge mistake when Goldschmidt fouled back a floater down the middle, and ended up walking him to load the bases. But Hill hit a foul pop on the first pitch that Pablo Sandoval caught with room to spare to end the inning.
Santiago Casilla struck out two in a 1-2-3 eighth but Romo got in trouble when pinch hitter Roger Kieschnick hit a one-out double in the ninth. Kieschnick had one extra-base hit in his career as a Giant, and now he’s got one against them. 
Gregorius followed with a grounder to the left side and Crawford, who was shaded toward second base, ranged far to glove it. But Gregorius beat the throw by a step. A ground out advanced runners to second and third, and with Goldschmidt up, Bochy made a mound visit and put a hand on Romo’s shoulder amid the conference.
Rather than put the winning run on base, Bochy trusted Romo to get the out against one of the league’s most dangerous hitters. Romo threw a first-pitch slider and Goldschmidt hit a line drive to right field, but Pence raced back to catch it near the track to end the game.
Romo recorded his 21st save in 25 opportunities.


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