Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lincecum's First Save

Maybe the best game of the year. A ninth inning comeback homer by Buster. 

Nice game story in the SF Chronicle -- The last thing the Giants needed after the bullpen went six innings Monday was extra innings. So guess what happened Tuesday night?
The baseball gods will have their fun.
Actually, the gods had nothing to do with it. Buster Posey did. Posey, who earlier missed a homer by inches, tied the game in the ninth with a solo homer against closer Jonathan Papelbon, who had not surrendered one all year.
The game spun into the 14th inning, when the Giants won 9-6, with Tim Lincecum getting his first career save in the Giants' longest game of the season.
Brandon Crawford broke a 5-5 tie with a three-run, two-out double against Jeff Manship, a monstrously important hit for a guy who was batting .203 against right-handed pitching his year.
Posey went 4-for-7 and started the winning rally with his second double. Manship walked Pablo Sandoval intentionally before George Kontos, who won for the second straight night, sacrificed.

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