When a team such as the Giants is "dying for a win" as Marco Scutaro put it it cannot quibble about the method.
When the Giants beat the Red Sox 3-2 at China Basin on Tuesday night on Scutaro's two-out bases-loaded walk in the ninth the crowd was silent because everyone thought the pitch was a strike. Scutaro did not immediately jog to first. Roger Kieschnick was just as unsure about trotting home.
Inside the Giants were hollering for joy winning after they got blown out 7-0 in the series opener and had an almost unfathomable stretch of clutch-hitting failures in the second game's middle innings.
"It's nice to win one like that because we've been on the other side of those" said Ryan Vogelsong who had his best start since his return (seven innings two runs).
"When you play a tough game like that and things aren't going your way and you bust your butt for three hours it's good to come out on the winning end."
Vogelsong outpitched Jake Peavy in every facet except runs allowed but...