In a game that saw Buster Posey playing first, Miguel Tejada playing third, and Jonathan Sanchez walking 4 batters in the first inning, the San Francisco Giants should be incredibly thankful that they came out of this game with a win. The Washington Nationals stranded a ridiculous 12 runners as the Giants somehow managed to escape with the victory by a score of 2-1 at Nationals Park.
Sanchez walked 6 in his 5 innings of work including hitting two Nats batters as well, allowing one unearned run on 2 hits with 7 strikeouts. Guillermo Mota (W 2-0) got the win with his 1 inning of work, while Brain Wilson got his eighth save of the year despite loading the bases in the bottom of the ninth.
Darren Ford got his first big league hit, while Buster Posey continued his streak of not having more than 3 games without a hit as he went 2-4 with two doubles. Eli Whiteside hit his first homer of the year, while Aubrey Huff drew a key bases loaded pinch-hit walk to give the Giants the winning run.
John Lannan (L 2-3) pitched well for the Nats in his 6.2 innings of work, allowing 6 hits, 2 runs, 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. The lone run for the Nats came from a Rick Ankiel single in the second; Ankiel finished 2-4 on the day with a double.
With the win the Giants move to 13-13 on the season. Full box score can be found here.
The Giants will have the third of their four game series tomorrow with the Nationals, with first pitch slated for 10:35 tomorrow morning. Matt Cain (2-1 3.34 ERA) will take on Jordan Zimmerman (1-4 4.55 ERA), as coverage can be found on CSN Bay Area or KNBR 680 AM. Breakfast with the Giants is always exciting.