Game 1: Giants Take Opening Day

Catcher Buster Posey hit a 2-run HR in the top of the 9th, capping off the Giants comeback and giving them their first win of 2014 

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin
Catcher Buster Posey hit a 2-run HR in the top of the 9th, capping off the Giants comeback and giving them their first win of 2014  AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin

Catcher Buster Posey hit a 2-run HR in the top of the 9th, capping off the Giants comeback and giving them their first win of 2014
AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin

The San Francisco Giants won their Opening Day last night, staging a furious comeback against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Despite being down 7-3 heading into the top of the 7th, a 4-run inning to tie and a 2-run blast by catcher Buster Posey for the lead, propelled the Giants past their NL West rivals. Starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner only went 4 innings, giving up 6 hits and 2 walks against 3 strikeouts, giving up 4 unearned runs along the process. The infield struggled all around the diamond, with first baseman Brandon Belt and third basemen Pablo Sandoval picking up an error each.  Hunter Pence and Buster Posey both threw out base-runners however, each at key moments in the game. 4 Giants had multiple hit, including Brandon Belt who had a solo home run to go with three hits. Sergio Romo, who had struggled all spring, gave up a solo shot to Miguel Montero in the bottom of the 9th to keep things interesting, but was still able to pick up his first save of the season.

Notes: The Giants opened up the year for the fifth straight year…Brandon Belt struck out on his first two at-bats, and then proceeded to get hits in his next three, including a solo HR…A botched rundown attempt by the Giants led to a run in the 6th…The Giants were 5/10 with runners in scoring position; Arizona was 6/19…Tonight, Wade Miley (0-1) pitches for Arizona, Matt Cain goes for the San Francisco.

 

FINAL: SF 9 AZ 8

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
SF 0 0 1 0 1 1 4 0 2 9 12 2
Ari 0 0 0 4 2 1 0 0 1 8 16 1
TV: CSBy, FSAZ
*Box Score taken from msnsports.com
San Francisco Giants
BATTER GAME SEASON
AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SB CS TB BB K LOB AVG OBP SLG
A Pagan CF 5 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 .400 .400 .600
B Belt 1B 5 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 0 2 1 .600 .600 1.200
P Sandoval 3B 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 .200 .200 .200
B Posey C 5 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 .400 .400 1.000
H Pence RF 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .200 .000
M Morse LF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 .333 .500 .333
J Lopez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
J Machi P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
S Romo P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
B Crawford SS 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 .500 .500 .750
J Arias 2B 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000
J Perez LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
M Bumgarner P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
G Blanco PH 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Y Petit P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
E Adrianza PH-2B 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000
Totals 38 9 12 9 3 0 2 0 0 21 2 6 11 - - -
BATTING
2B: E Adrianza (1), B Crawford (1), A Pagan (1)
HR: B Belt (1, 6th inning off McCarthy 0 on, 0 out), B Posey (1, 9th inning off Reed 1 on, 2 outs)
RBI: E Adrianza (1), B Belt (1), G Blanco (1), A Pagan 2 (2), H Pence (1), B Posey 2 (2), P Sandoval (1)
Runners moved up: G Blanco
2-out RBI: E Adrianza, A Pagan 2, H Pence, B Posey 2, P Sandoval
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: B Belt, M Morse 2, A Pagan
Team LOB: 5
Scoring Opportunities: 5/10
FIELDING
E: B Belt (1), P Sandoval (1)
DP: Crawford to Arias to Belt Posey to Adrianza
PITCHER GAME SEASON
IP H R ER BB K HR PIT B-S BFP ERA Opp AVG
M Bumgarner 4 6 4 0 2 3 0 78 30-48 21 0.00 .316
Y Petit 2 6 3 3 1 2 0 47 18-29 13 13.50 .500
J Lopez 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 3-5 2 0.00 .500
J Machi (W, 1-0) 1.2 1 0 0 0 3 0 18 5-13 5 0.00 .200
S Romo (S, 1) 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 16 4-12 5 9.00 .500
Wild Pitches: J Machi
Ground Balls: M Bumgarner 9, Y Petit 7, J Lopez 2, J Machi 1, S Romo 0
Fly Balls: M Bumgarner 6, Y Petit 0, J Lopez 0, J Machi 0, S Romo 2

Arizona Diamondbacks

BATTER GAME SEASON
AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SB CS TB BB K LOB AVG OBP SLG
A Pollock CF 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 .000 .133 .000
A Hill 2B 4 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 3 .300 .500 .400
P Goldschmidt 1B 5 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 3 .429 .429 .571
M Prado 3B 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 4 .154 .214 .231
M Trumbo LF 5 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 .357 .357 .571
M Montero C 4 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 1 0 0 .385 .429 .615
C Owings SS 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 .444 .500 .444
G Parra RF 3 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .273 .385 .273
B McCarthy P 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .000 .000
O Perez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
B Ziegler P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
C Pennington PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
J Collmenter P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1.000 -
A Reed P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
E Chavez PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000
Totals 42 8 16 8 3 0 1 1 1 22 3 9 27 - - -
BATTING
2B: P Goldschmidt (2), A Hill (1), M Prado (1)
HR: M Montero (1, 9th inning off Romo 0 on, 0 out)
RBI: A Hill 2 (2), M Montero (1), G Parra 3 (3), M Trumbo 2 (6)
2-out RBI: A Hill 2
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: P Goldschmidt, A Hill 2, B McCarthy, A Pollock, M Prado, M Trumbo
GIDP: C Owings
Team LOB: 11
Scoring Opportunities: 6/19
BASERUNNING
SB: P Goldschmidt (1)
CS: C Pennington (1)
FIELDING
E: G Parra (1)
DP:
PITCHER GAME SEASON
IP H R ER BB K HR PIT B-S BFP ERA Opp AVG
B McCarthy 6.2 6 5 5 1 4 1 94 31-63 27 6.75 .240
O Perez 0 3 2 2 0 0 0 5 0-5 3 54.00 .750
B Ziegler 0.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 11 6-5 3 0.00 .333
J Collmenter 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 2-8 3 4.50 .375
A Reed (L, 0-1) 1 2 2 2 0 1 1 21 8-13 5 9.00 .250
Ground Balls: B McCarthy 9, O Perez 0, B Ziegler 0, J Collmenter 1, A Reed 0
Fly Balls: B McCarthy 7, O Perez 0, B Ziegler 0, J Collmenter 2, A Reed 3

 

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