Wednesday, September 3, 2014

LA             78-61      ...                  Can they depend on anyone except Kershaw?
GIANTS    76-63     2  GB             One team's meltdown is another's rally.

Giants defeated Colorado, 12-7, rallying from an early 6-0 deficit, highlighted by a six-run sixth.
LA defeated Washington, 4-1, as Clayton "Cy Young" Kershaw won his 17th game.

Giants finish up at Colorado; 1:30 PM local (3:30 EDT) daytime start. Ryan Vogelsong takes the hill.
LA hosts Washington in a rare daytime start at Dodger Stadium.

Last Night's Game
"You turned the tables on me..." goes the old song, and that holds for the Colorado Rockies right now. A day after the "Rockettes" had overcome a 7-2 Giants lead and cast a disturbing pall across Our Boys' recent postseason-bound surge, Buster Posey and the gang led a payback comeback in the grand manner. Yusmeiro Petit unwillingly proved you don't always need a quality start to win the game, as he was hammered for six runs in three innings. How sweet it was to see the Giants' lineup thus respond. Posey's line (5-3-3-4 with two doubles and a homer) is the unquestioned highlight, but there's also Joe Panik (2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored), Andrew Susac (three-run homer, and yes, Posey was tearin' it up from first base again), Brandon Crawford with a RBI triple, and Gregor Blanco with three hits and two runs scored. Blanco simply has to step it up with Michael Morse sidelined, and so far, he has. We know it won't last, but he's done this before, and Morse should be back by the time Blanco cools off. Bruce Bochy used his usual quota of relievers-- six-- along the way, and five of 'em were outstanding, with George Kontos getting the win as he retired all five batters he faced while his buddies were mounting their epic rally.  


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