Wednesday, September 17, 2014

LA             86-65      ...                  "The Invincibles" they're not.
GIANTS    83-68     3  GB            Lead wild-card race by two and a half.

Giants defeated Arizona, 2-1.
LA lost at Colorado, 11-3.

Giants finish up at Arizona; 1:40 PM local time (3:40 PM EDT). Madison Bumgarner goes for his 19th win, and few would be bigger. Rookie Andrew Chafin opposes.
LA finish up at Colorado, also a day game. Then it's off to Chicago. Don'tcha just love that schedule?

Last Night's Game
With LA falling behind quick up there on the scoreboard, it was imperative that Jake Peavy keep a lid on it and that somebody step up early. That "somebody" was Buster Posey, with a fourth-inning homer that put the Jakester out in front. After the 'Snakes' tied it in the sixth, the Giants answered back immediately with a little small-ball: singles by Hunter Pence and Travis Ishikawa (Pence taking third), and a sacrifice fly from Brandon Crawford. Critically, Peavy then shut down Arizona quickly in the seventh, and after he got into a two-on two-out  jam in the eighth, he was bailed out by Sergio Romo, who got the dangerous Mike Trumbo to end the threat. Romo then yielded to Santiago Casilla, who pitched a quiet ninth for his 16th save.

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