Postgame Wrap: Bochy Wins 1,500th Career Game as Giants Get Blown Out at Home, Bounce Back on the Road

“If you’re going to win one, win the last one.” – Duane Kuiper

After yesterday’s game and the first game today, it’s hard to remember that those were worth just one loss each. Despite those two horrible games – I turned off yesterday’s game and watched The Incredible Burt Wonderstone instead – the Giants still had a chance to split the series if they pick up the last two games. And pick it up they did, as they grabbed an early lead in Game 2 and never gave it back.

Some highlights from an otherwise Topsy-turvy day:

Sergio Romo is filthy. Filthy. Here is his at-bat against Chris Heisey in the ninth inning:

Take a look at pitch number 5. That was almost three feet from the center of home plate and Heisey lunged for it. As Krukow said right after, “I don’t think he could’ve hit that with two bats.” Romo’s line tonight was 1.1 IP, 4 SOs. Don’t get much better than that.

Also, a big ol’ Mazel Tov to Bruce Bochy on the milestone of his 1,500th career win as a manager. We here at Giantspod HQ are big Bochy fans, and as far as arbitrary milestones go, this one is pretty cool. Congrats, Skip.

Otherwise, it was nice to see a good day from Hunter Pence, who went 4-8 in the double header and made a great defensive play to follow up his error. Pablo Sandoval keeps trying to convince us that he’s got his swing back and played mostly great defense, and Tony Abreu continues to make a case for not being the first man on the chopping block when Arias comes back.