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
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
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.