Saturday, May 28, 2011

Still buzzing from a magical moment

We are preparing to leave for MILWAUKEE, and the GIANTS' second game of the series against the BREWERS, still buzzing about last night.
My sister INGER arrived from the Bay Area yesterday -- I think of it as the "away leg" companion to our recent trip west -- and in the evening we ate dinner and listened on the radio to the first game of this weekend's series.
Milwaukee's Shaun Marcum was out-dueling Tim Lincecum, and the Brewers seemed to be easing past a Giants team (and fan base) still traumatized to the likely season-ending injury to star catcher Buster Posey.
Milwaukee led, 3-1, in the top of the seventh inning, when Aubrey Huff doubled, Nate Shierholtz singled and Miguel Tejada walked.
The bases were loaded for BRANDON CRAWFORD, a 24-year-old rookie shortstop making only his third plate appearance in his first Major League game.
In a scene reminiscent of last season's moments of Giants magic, Crawford drove the ball to right field, over the wall, for a grand slam -- his first big-league hit.
A play at the plate by Eli Whiteside -- the catcher charged with filling Posey's shoes -- helped preserve the game for the Giants. San Francisco held on to win the game, 5-4.
We'll see the next step in the Giants' recovery today.


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