Live Tweet Journal: Diamondbacks @ Giants (9/6)

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Today’s Lineup

Press Dining

  • 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.
  • Rating: 9/10

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
  • Top 2nd
    • Cueto three up, three down. Jake Lamb is batting .098
    • Ahmed F8, Lamb K, Jay F8
    • ARI 2, SF 0
  • Bottom 2nd
    • 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
  • Top 3rd
    • 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
  • Bottom 3rd
    • 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
  • Top 4th
    • 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
  • Bottom 4th
    • Young with just 11 pitches this inning (3 pitch K against Ruf
    • Longoria K, Flores fly out, Ruf K
    • ARI 2, SF 1
  • Top 5th
    • 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
  • Bottom 5th
    • Nothing too exciting, Roberton accidentally threw his bat during his strikeout.
    • Robertson K, Dubon F9, Tromp 6-3
  • Top 6th
    • 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
  • Bottom 6th
    • 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
  • Top 7th
    • 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!
    • Lamb K, Jay K, Varsho 1-3

Final: Giants 4, Diamondbacks 2

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