Giants game suspended due to rain

grumble - Doug Pensinger

The game will be resumed during the September visit to Coors.

With two outs in the bottom of the sixth, with a runner on first and two outs, there was rain. A lot of rain. Earlier in the game, there was Altuve-sized hail. The game was suspended, and it's likely to be made up in the September series at Coors Field. More importantly, the Giants didn't lose the series.

The Giants didn't lose the series!

The radar looked awful.

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As such, there's not much to recap. Tim Hudson looked like a $200 million pitcher for the first two months of the season, and Thursday was the first outing where we saw a shaky, erratic older dude. Apparently he does this every so often, which explains why the Giants were able to get him for a relatively modest contract his offseason. He kept the Giants in the game, though, getting sinker-induced grounders when he needed them. That sinker's gonna keep him in the game until he's 60. 

Pablo Sandoval is back, and I'll pie anyone who wants to argue that point. After just missing a home run earlier in the game (he actually got to circle the bases before the instant replay), Sandoval roped a run-scoring double into the gap to give the Giants a brief lead. 

I dozed off for a bit, and when I woke up, apparently the Rockies tied it somehow. I rewound and watched it in 10x speed, so I think I'm pretty clear on what happened. There were baserunners, and one of them made his way around the sideways dirt-square they keep out there, no big deal. But it also made the game something that gets suspended rather than called, so it might end up being the most important run of the season if the Giants finish a game away from the division title. So watch out for that.

Mostly, though, it was kind of a dull game, and it's fitting that there wasn't a resolution to it. I wish I had someone to wake me up.

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Just like that. Though I'm not accepting volunteers at this time. 

The good news is that there's more Coors Field in our future than we thought. 

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