Finally, some breakfast food! These 1:05 pm games are generally oriented around lunch (despite the Snack Shack being open as early as 10:30 am, see below) so it was exciting to see the kitchen staff finally mix it up. I have to admit that the overall meal was somewhat hard to enjoy considering the ridiculous heat at Oracle Park.
The burrito was great, both the taste and structural integrity of the wrapping held up to high standards. I had to switch over to the Dippin Dots sooner than I expected in an effort to prevent them from melting. It was the first time I was trying the Cookies ‘n Cream flavor at Oracle Park and I was not disappointed. The Oreo cookie crumble bits were a nice surprise and the cold ice cream was really refreshing. The second half of the burrito was a little soggier than the first, but nothing major. While the fresh fruit was basic, I still wish there was more of it.
Live Game Notes
Top 1st -RHP Johnny Cueto
Summary: Cueto bounces back after allowing four hard-hit balls to the first four batters. Locastro’s first career leadoff HR gives the D-backs the early lead as he’s the first player to hit a leadoff HR off Cueto since June 26, 2015.
Live Play-by-Play: Locastro HR, Calhoun 1B, Peralta 1B (Calhoun to 3rd), Escobar K, F8 (sac fly, scores Calhoun), Vogt K
Score: Diamondbacks 2, Giants 0
Bottom 1st – LHP Alex Young
Escobar missed a pop up in foul territory (E5) which gave Yaz another pitch to work with. Men on the corners and no outs, Longoria grounds into a double play.
Slater 6-3, Solano 2B, Yaz 1B (Solano to 2nd), Longoria 6-4-3 DP
ARI 2, SF 0
Cueto three up, three down. Jake Lamb is batting .098
Ahmed F8, Lamb K, Jay F8
ARI 2, SF 0
Ruf builds off yesterday’s momentum (moonshot off MadBum) with a loud double, but nothing comes about it.
Flores F7, Ruf 2B, Roberton F9, Dubon 3-1
ARI, 2, SF 0
Another three up three down for Cueto. Also, Oracle Park seems excessively smokey and Darin Ruf’s double from the last inning is actually a single.
Locastro F9, Calhoun 5-3, Peralta K
ARI 2, SF 0
Tromp’s solo shot off an 81 mph curveball puts the Giants on the board and Donnie Barrels with another good piece of hitting.
Tromp HR, Slater F9, Solano 1B
ARI 2, SF 1
Escobar nearly gets thrown out as he takes a big turn on second, but another three up three down inning for Cueto
Escobar 1B, Rojas K, Vogt 4-6-3 DP
Young with just 11 pitches this inning (3 pitch K against Ruf
Longoria K, Flores fly out, Ruf K
ARI 2, SF 1
Calhoun walked on 4 straight pitches (none were fastballs) and there was a fun play at the plate with Locastro’s bunt. Cueto comes up big with the K on Peralta to end the inning.
Ahmed 1B, Lamb 1B (Ahmed to third), Jay 5F, Locastro FC bunt (Ahmed out at home), Calhoun BB, Peralta K
Nothing too exciting, Roberton accidentally threw his bat during his strikeout.
Robertson K, Dubon F9, Tromp 6-3
Baragar replaces Cueto after he walks Lamb to walks the bases. Baragar goes to 3-2 with Jay but gets him to fly out to Ruf who makes a sliding catch in left to prevent any runs.
Escobar K on high cheese (93 mph), Rojas 1-3, Vogt 2B, Ahmed BB, Lamb BB [Baragar], Jay F7
Solano’s two-run shot gives the Giants the lead.
Slater 1B, Solano HR, Yaz 4-3, Longo F8, Flores 2B, Dickerson IBB (batting for Ruf), Robertson 6-3
SF 3, ARI 2
Jarlin Garcia pitching and overall does a good job.
Locastro K, Calhoun 1B, Peralta FC (Calhoun out at 2B), Peralta advances to 2nd on a passed ball, Escobar K
Bottom 7th – Yoan Lopez pitching
Belt comes right off the bench and provides some immediate pop to the Giants lineup. One of Yaz’s foul balls hit first base umpire Ben Miller.
Dubon F7, Belt pinch-hit HR for Tromp, Slater 2B, Solano BB, Yaz FC, Longoria 4-3
SF 4, ARI 2
Top 8th – Tony Watson pitching, Joey Bart catching
Rojas with an audio yell after his strike out, he was not happy.
Rojas K, Kelly (pinch hitting for Vogt) F7, Ahmed
Bottom 8th – R.Smith pitching
Easy three up, three down
Bart P3, Dickerson F7, Robertson 5-3
Top 9th – Rogers pitching
Rogers throws 11 pitches (one at 69.4 mph, none above 82.5) to record his third major league save!