Good morning, McCoven!
It’s time, once again, to take a walk down memory lane by firing up the old random number generator to look back at a game we might have forgotten about this season. We are fortunate, because today’s lucky number was 92, which means that we’ll be taking a look at a game that the Giants won during their stretch of being VERY GOOD over the summer!
Game 92 finds our Giants in Milwaukee on July 14th, taking on future wild card contenders, the Brewers. It was a Sunday game, and with the win, the Giants not only managed to win the series against Milwaukee, but they won the season series as well, and had them in striking distance of a wild card spot.
And it all came on the back of Tyler Beede, who pitched 6.2 innings of three-run ball before the Brewers’ bullpen allowed the Giants to blow it open with a six-run seventh inning. And it was even kicked off by Beede himself. Per Kenny’s recap:
Beede’s RBI single was part of a game-deciding rally that was kicked off by Solano’s hustle double. Beede put the Giants ahead and Stephen Vogt put the game away with a double down the line. The Brewers intentionally walked Pablo Sandoval to get to Brandon Crawford. Considering what Brandon Crawford did to Josh Hader on Friday and what he did to Alex Claudio earlier in the game (and Matt Albers’ lack of command) this was a dubious decision. Albers wound up walking Crawford to bring in Belt. Then the Giants ground-attacked their way to two more runs.
That mid-summer run sure was a lot of fun. /sigh