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A Giant Relief

Posted By Chris Tolbert On May 4 2011 @ 2:42 pm In San Francisco Giants | No Comments

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The Canadian Press

Aubrey Huff ended an 0-20 slump with a lead-off home run in the top of the 10th as the Giants finally end their slumping ways.  The Giants were shut out in three of their last six games and they had lost eight of their previous eleven games.  The Giants are virtually the worst offense in the National League scoring only 99 runs before last night’s game.  Only the San Diego Padres, with only 87 runs, are worse in scoring runs than the Giants.  In the bottom of the 9th the Giants were able to escape a bases loaded jam by getting Josh Thole to ground into a double play to end the inning.  The Giants had been 3 for 42 with RISP during the first seven games of the road trip.  Huff\’s 10th Inning Blast [2]

Brian Wilson then came in the 10th to close the game for the San Francisco Giants earning his ninth save on the young season.  Javier Lopez had escaped a one-out 9th inning jam with a come-backer throwing to Buster Posey, then Posey to Huff to end the 9th inning.

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The Giants are in their last series before heading back home to face the Colorado Rockies for a crucial NL West battle.  Colorado has lost three out of four games including last night’s loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.  They still post the best record, 17-10, in the National League West but the Giants are four games back with a 14-15 record.  The Giants have to finish this series strong, taking at least  two out of three, in order to put pressure on Colorado for their next series.

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