29 Apr 14
It was 75º as a school and community group offered the national anthem while fans prepared for a warm-weather game with its livelier ball when the ballpark plays small. Angel Pagan led off the game with his second homer, and Buster Posey contributed his sixth in the home half of the first frame. The Giants were off and running, and didn’t look back.
Yusmeiro Petit made their forward-looking possible. Starting on an hour’s notice after scheduled starter Matt Cain cut his finger confecting a sandwich in the clubhouse, Petit’s impressive line includes 6 full innings, 3 perfect ones, with 3 hits and 4 strikeouts. He didn’t suffer a walk.
The Giants scored 3 additional runs in the third with Hector Sanchez hitting a bases-loaded single after an intentional pass was given to Pablo Sandoval.
Jean Machi worked the seventh and eighth innings and Santiago Casillla twirled the ninth: three perfect innings.
The Giants look to win the series tomorrow before a challenging road trip to Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and Los Angeles.