Friday, August 26, 2016

"WE HAD TO WIN THIS GAME"

That's Bruce Bochy talking after Matt Moore almost got a no-hitter tonight in LA.

Here's the top of Henry Schulman's story for the SF Chron --

 

LOS ANGELES — Matt Moore was smiling when manager Bruce Bochy came to get him, smiling in the clubhouse after a huge win, smiling when he addressed a horde of reporters who would have had a better story had the left-hander gotten his no-hitter, or cursed the gods that he lost it when he did.
The 4-0 win was too huge for any Giant to be aggravated, even Moore, who was an out away from no-hitting the Dodgers on Thursday night when rookie Corey Seager hit a clean but soft single to right, which Gorkys Hernandez had no chance to catch.
Moore had done so much at Dodger Stadium. He earned his first win with the Giants in his fifth start and, more significant, pitched them to a victory that prevented a three-game sweep that would have knocked them four games behind L.A. in the National League West.
Instead, the deficit is two, a huge difference with 35 to play.

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