Giants sweep DBacks, Win 9th Straight Game at Home


Jake Peavy has pitched above and beyond what the San Francisco Giants could have asked for since he was acquired from the Red Sox. Entering today’s game, Peavy is 4-4 since becoming a Giant with a 2.36 ERA. In Peavy’s last five starts, he is 4-1 with a 1.05 ERA.

Peavy left off with what he’s been doing his last five starts by striking out the side in the first inning. 

Angel Pagan led off the Giants’ half of the first inning by hitting a double down the right field line. Joe Panik flew out and was unable to advance Pagan, but Buster Posey hit a grounder in the hole between third and shortstop that deflected off the diving Jake Lamb, and Pagan was able to go to third base as Posey reached first base. Pablo Sandoval struck out swinging, but Hunter Pence hit the ball up the middle scoring Pagan for a 1-0 lead. Pence literally threw his bat at the ball to get that hit as well, as the slow-motion replay showed Pence didn’t even have the bat in his hands when he made contact with the ball. Gregor Blanco flew out to center field to end the inning.

Peavy was able to escape a scoring opportunity by the Dbacks in the second inning. After giving up a lead off double to A.J. Pollock, Peavy struck out Lamb and then Nolan Reimold. Tuffy Gosewisch then hit a screaming one-hopper to Panik who fielded it and threw to first for out number three.

Peavy escaped another scoring opportunity for the Dbacks in the third inning after inducing a double play with one out and runners at first and third base.

Pagan led off the bottom of the third inning with his second hit, a single to center field. Panik flew out for his second time in the game. Posey hit a very hard one hopper up the middle that hit off of Degado’s back leg and ricocheted perfectly to Lamb at third base who was able to throw out Posey at first base. Sandoval was able to bloop one into centerfield to score Pagan from second base and give the Giants a 2-0 lead.

Peavy had his first one-two-three inning in the fourth inning.

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    Peavy pitched another easy one-two-three inning in the fifth inning by striking out the side for the second time in the game, and totaling eight strike outs through five innings.

    Posey greeted the new DBacks pitcher,

    The DBacks were able to score a run in the sixth inning after Pennington hit a one out triple,= and

    The Giants got that run right back in the bottom half of the inning though after Ishikawa singled and

    The seventh and eighth innings were quick and quiet for both teams.

    In the ninth inning Santiago Casilla came into pitch in a non-save situation to get some work in after not pitching much over the past week. Casilla showed that he was rusty after giving up a solo home run to Lamb to make it 6-2 and Jordan Pacheco singled, but Casilla was able to finish the inning off and the Giants held on to win 6-2 and completed the sweep of the Diamondbacks. The Giants won their ninth straight win at home by outscoring their opponents 54-14 in those nine games. They are now are two games back of the Dodgers, who did not play today, and have a 4.5 game lead in the NL Wild Card over the Pirates, who play later tonight.

    Tomorrow the Giants take on the Dodgers at AT&T Park in the biggest three-game series of the season thus far.