Whoo hoo the Giants got a win. It is pathetic that I have to be sarcastic about this victory, since it was needed desperately, but unfortunately not too much changed with the win.
Arizona is three games up in the NL West and seems to have found some inner drive to produce wins as of late.
After dropping two of three in Houston last weekend, and splitting with the Padres earlier this week, San Francisco welcomed the Astros to their turf for a rematch. Game one of the four game stint was terrible Thursday as the Giants lost 3-1.
Friday night, it was almost like standard procedure of the pre All-Star break Giants—a close win, but a win. The G-men took it to the Astros 2-1 to earn their 70th victory of the season. Of course it was against the last place team in the entire MLB, but hey it was a W.
Madison Bumgarner got the win for San Fran Friday, which was great for the kid who has had hardly any run support the entire season. He now sits at 8-12, but has done one heck of a job on the mound considering how little help he has been receiving.
On the offensive end it was Jeff Keppinger to hit a two-run RBI double in the fifth inning for a 2-0 lead. One hit to deep center was just enough to drive in Chris Stewart and Orlando Cabrera.
Game three of the four game stand is at AT&T Park Saturday evening with newcomer Eric Surkamp scheduled to take the mound for the Giants. It should be an interesting one, hopefully San Fran can get a win streak going and take care of business.