Tuesday, September 23, 2014

"You're going to win this game for us"

That was what Andrew Susac was told by last night in the 9th inning; 4 innings later, he got the key clutch hit to win an essential game at Dodger Stadium, per the SF Chron

Here's part of the game story -- outstanding work from the pen, Belt finally getting hits and clutch hitting overall in the later innings...

The Giants had precious few chances for seven innings. They had one hit against Dan Haren, a Gregor Blanco homer to lead off the game, then no more. They scored their second run in the third on a Joe Panik safety squeeze after a three-base Matt Kemp error.
Then, the Giants put 10 runners on base from innings eight through 12 and could not get one home. One tried real hard, but Yasiel Puig threw out Brandon Belt with a fantastic peg in the 11th after he grabbed Brandon Crawford's single.
Five no-hit innings from Sergio Romo, Jean Machi and Santiago Casilla allowed the Giants to reach the 13th, when they finally busted through against Kevin Correia.
Belt, who had his first two hits since Aug. 5, singled with one out.
With two outs, Belt at second and Brandon Crawford on first after an intentional walk, pinch-hitter Andrew Susac hit an RBI single to make a prophet out of the Giants’ strength and conditioning coach.
Susac said Kochan sidled up to him in the dugout in the ninth inning and said, “Stay locked in. You're going to win this game for us.”



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