Because the San Francisco Giants don’t have a chance of making the playoffs, they are playing for pride and to spoil other teams’ playoff hopes.
Today, they fulfilled their goals.
Ehrie Adrianza spoiled Andy Pettitte’s last home start with a home run, helping the Giants best the New York Yankees 2-1. The Giants went 3-3 on their New York road trip, which ended on a good note.
Pettitte took a perfect game into the sixth inning, but he have it up on Adrianza’s blast. In the eighth, Tony Abreu hit an RBI double, which charged Pettitte with another earned run. While Pettitte allowed a mere two hits, he took the loss.
Yusmeiro Petit gave up a home run to Mark Reynolds, but he beared down and threw well. He gave up one run over 6.1 innings, and the bullpen finished the game.
Sergio Romo finished with the save, and Santiago Casilla and Javier Lopez pitched down the stretch as well.
The Giants are now done with road games, as they have a homestand against the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres that will close the season. As for the Yankees, their playoff hopes are slim. They are four games back with six to play.