Friday, June 09, 2017

100 Games Left

The Giants managed to win their 25th game of the year with a 4-run 10th inning. Also, Austin Slater hit a 461-foot homer.

They are now 25-37 with 100 games left. They are going to need a few more games like yesterday's to get back in contention.

Here's the top of the story --

MILWAUKEE -- Mark Melancon yielded a lead but not the game in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Giants rewarded their closer's amazing escape in a big way.
Hunter Pence hit a go-ahead single as San Francisco scored four runs before making their first out of the 10th inning, overcoming Melancon's blown save in a wild 9-5 win over the Brewers on Thursday at Miller Park.
"We've had some tough times and you know, we give up a two-run lead there in the ninth and find a way to win the ballgame," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "That really can get a club down, but it shows a lot of battle on the character and how resilient they are to put a four-spot up, especially on a road trip that hasn't been great for us."
• Wild ninth comes down to inches
Eric Sogard homered leading off the ninth against Melancon, who'd never allowed a home run in his first 35 career appearances against Milwaukee, and Travis Shaw hit a tying single that moved the winning runner to third base with nobody out. But Melancon silenced the Brewers' rally right there, retiring three batters in a row including Brewers catcher Jett Bandy on a screaming line drive to leaping Giants third baseman Eduardo Nunez.
 The Giants made the most of the opportunity against Brewers relievers Jacob Barnes and Rob Scahill, pulling ahead on Pence's single up the middle in the 10th and padding the lead on run-scoring hits for Denard Span and Nunez. A fourth run scored when left fielder Eric Thames lost Joe Panik's sacrifice fly in the sun.


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