Angel Pagan registered the walk-off hit on Sunday. On Monday night, it was Brandon Belt who knocked in Pagan in the 10th inning to hand the Giants their second consecutive walk-off win in extra innings.
The 10th inning started with a strikeout, followed by Pagan’s one-out single. Marco Scutaro slashed a line drive past the diving first baseman, advancing Pagan to third. After falling behind in the count, Belt lined a single into left field, past the reach of the left fielder.
Previously Belt had delivered the game-tying hit in the eighth inning to fend off Tim Lincecum’s loss. With two outs in the eighth, Belt doubled home Pagan, who reached on a slow roller with one out.
Lincecum pitched eight innings after getting off to a rocky start. The right-hander allowed seven hits, two runs and struck out just three. He failed to cover first in the second inning when Yorvit Torrealba’s RBI ground out drew the attention of multiple Giants, which left home plate vacant as Nolan Arenado cruised home.
Lincecum’s other blemish came on a clean single off the bat of Troy Tulowitzki. A floating off-speed pitch was whacked into center field and D. J. LeMahieu came around to score. Lincecum then caught a break, as Michael Cuddyer’s sharp line drive was caught by Scutaro and flipped back to second base to end the inning.
The Giants’ offense didn’t have much working against Jhoulys Chacin, with the exception of Buster Posey’s second-inning solo home run that just cleared the left field wall. Chacin held the Giants to just one run and four hits over his seven innings of work.
Pablo Sandoval’s followed Posey’s homer with a double that should’ve been caught. Instead, it landed in between two Rockies outfielders. However, the Giants couldn’t capitalized on Colorado’s defensive hiccup.
Along with a double, Sandoval made three nifty plays in the field, flashing some of his newfound mobility.