Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Big Mac attack

Mac Williamson finally hit his first MLB homer when it counted

The Giants got a glorious 2-1 vic over David Price and the Bosox, ending a 3-game losing streak. They played tonight without a banged-up Buster Posey.  Giants are 4 up on the bums, wholost 1-0.
Law, Gearrin, Casilla, Lopez and Strickland get the last 9 outs with one hit, one walk and 5 Ks against a team that can really hit

Here's the --

 Rookie Mac Williamson hit his first Major League home run off Boston ace David Price leading off the eighth, a tiebreaking shot into the left-field seats, and the Giants held on to beat the Red Sox, 2-1, on Wednesday night at AT&T Park.
Price had allowed only two hits and three baserunners while outdueling Madison Bumgarner before Williamson homered on the first pitch in the eighth, one of two by the Giants off Price. Brandon Belt had the other, the Giants' first Splash Hit into McCovey Cove since Sept. 25, 2014.
Williamson almost let the lead slip away when he dropped Hanley Ramirez's deep fly ball to left for a two-base error leading off the ninth, but Giants manager Bruce Bochy used three relievers to record the final three outs and preserve the win.
MOMENTS THAT MATTERED Bumgarner's streak still intact: Bumgarner put together a solid six innings but left with his second no-decision in three starts, the lone mistake being Chris Young's home run on a 3-1 pitch. The good news for the Giants ace is that he didn't take the loss, meaning Bumgarner's career high-tying six-game winning streak is still going.
Young goes deep: Young hit a two-out, solo home run against Bumgarner in the fourth inning. It was Young's second career homer against Bumgarner and his first homer against a left-hander this year. Young has hit safely in each of his past 14 starts and 16 of his 25 hits have been for extra bases.
WHAT'S NEXT Red Sox: David Ortiz will return to the lineup Friday when the Red Sox open a series at the Twins. Right-hander Steven Wright goes for his fourth straight complete game on the road.
Giants: Right-hander Johnny Cueto takes the mound in the series opener against the Dodgers on Friday at AT&T Park. Cueto can become the first San Francisco pitcher since Rick Reuschel in 1989 to get 10 wins in his first 13 starts of the season.


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