The Giants got insurance runs. Now, normally, Giants games go one of three ways:
-The Giants have a small lead, the offense shuts down, and the bullpen locks up the win
-The Giants have a small lead, the offense shuts down, and the bullpen loses the game
-The Giants never lead because the offense never booted.
The hypothetical fourth option in the game of baseball would be:
-Team B (Giants) has a small lead over Team B (Cardinals), the offense keeps driving in runs, assures victory despite possible bullpen run leakage.
Doesn’t happen. Except today. Also notice that I just couldn’t bring myself to make the Giants “Team A”. When rumors of Orlando Hudson being a good fit start swirling around your ball club, you can never be “Team A”.
But back to insurance runs. Aren’t they nice? Especially when they come off the bat of Brandon Belt, who had yet to have his signature game of the season. Signed, sealed, delivered (he’s ours).
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