Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Bottom of the 9th, 2 outs, Giants down 4-0

Last night the game was basically over. It was the bottom of the 9th, there were two outs, and Rich Aurilia had just swung at an ugly change-up for a foul tip strike one. Aurilia was following Bonds, who in his fifth at bat of the game, disappointedly failed to homer yet again.

"Hey guys, want to start walking?" I said to Darcy and her two colleagues from work.

Everyone got up without saying a word, and off we went from our upper deck seats at AT&T Park. As we got to the second deck we were surprised to see on the Plasma TV's inside the stadium that Aurilia eventually blooped a single into the outfield, scoring Omar Visquel. We didn't even think anything of it and continued to our car, upset that the Giants had failed to give us any reason to high-five all night long.

About 10-15 minutes later we had walked to our car and drove a mile or two, when Darcy had the brilliant idea to turn on KNBR to listen to John Miller and David Fleming's post-game wrap-up. Much to our surprise, it was the 10th inning and they were still playing!

Evidently, while we were walking to our car, the Giants were busy scoring 3 more runs. Pedro-can't-lay-off-the-outside-curveball Feliz doubled following Aurilia, and then two-out-Benji Molina came up in the clutch with a single between short and third to score the tying run.

At that point there was no turning back, and it turned into a blessing in disguise. They ended up losing the game in 13 innings, and we were able to finish watching it on TV and then plop right to sleep.

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