Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/16/13
What was that Giants manager Bruce Bochy said about resting Buster Posey? Something about the club playing so many long games this season? Well Posey could snicker to himself on the bench. He picked a winner to sit out. You don’t play ‘em snappy when the final score is 14-10. At least the Giants came out on the winning end after slugging and slogging through nine long innings with the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park Friday night. Hunter Pence drove in five runs Brandon Belt scored four while finishing a home run short of the cycle and Pablo Sandoval drove in three for the first time since May 14 as the Giants set season highs for hits (19) and runs. How unforeseen was this game? There was a better chance of seeing Jeffrey Loria doing the backstroke in his fancy aquarium behind home plate than witnessing a slugfest between these two clubs. The Marlins and Giants entered as the two lowest scoring teams in the majors since the All-Star break averaging 2.69 and 2.73 runs respectively. Go figure. No really. It’ll take time to add everything up.
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