Good morning, McCoven!
Today, we’ll continue in our series of looking back at games this season that you might have forgotten about. For today, the random number generator decided to give us Game 55, which finds our Giants in Miami on May 30th, overtaking the Marlins in a 3-1 victory thanks to an eighth inning rally.
What makes this win memorable is the fact that it came on the heels of a seven-game losing streak. So this was a much needed win that helped restore the collective sanity of the fanbase after an incredibly dull stretch of the season.
And while I’m pretty sure this is the third game I’ve picked that has featured one of Tyler Beede’s best starts ever (despite the fact that this is only the fourth one of these that I have done), Brady assures us in the dek of his recap that this was, in fact, Tyler Beede’s best career start (to date at the time). Which he then couches with:
But the start still qualifies as “not bad” more than “actively good.” Beede showed some good life on his pitches, but still left a lot of stuff over the plate. He only managed nine swing-throughs on 94 pitches, and struck four while walking three.
He deserves credit for limiting the runs, although that credit deserves a massive asterisk of facing the worst hitting team in all of baseball.
Also, Reyes Moronta got the win. Miss that guy. Brandon Crawford got a little pick-me-up after they intentionally walked Evan Longoria to get to him, loading the bases in the process. The jilted Crawford hit a ground rule double to knock in the go-ahead runs.