The San Francisco Giants got on the board in the third inning and were able to tie the Phillies Game 6 of the NLCS 2-2. There were a variety of crazy plays in the inning befitting the up and down season we’ve seen from the Giants.
The inning started off with a lead-off single by pitcher Jonathan Sanchez, on a grounder to second that bounced below Chase Utley’s glove as he slid to his right. Andres Torres followed that with a long shot to deep centerfield. Shane Victorino appeared to have made a Willie Mays basket catch but never got control of the ball as it bounced off the fence. Sanchez didn’t know what was going on and only managed to get to second on the play, while Torres barely avoided getting thrown out in a rundown back to first.
After Freddy Sanchez advanced the runners to second and third, Aubrey Huff hit a soft single up the middle. Sanchez scored, but Torres was easily gunned down at home for the second out. Fortunately Aubrey Huff took second on the throw and it paid off on the next at bat. Buster Posey hit a slow roller to third and Placido Polanco’s throw was just wide and off Posey’s shoulder. This allowed Huff to come around from second and tie the game. The game now stands tied 2-2 in the bottom of the third.
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