. . . but they finally got it right. Giants win a "gut check game" (Krukow's words) in the 14th with a big fly from Hector Sanchez and six outs from Santiago Casilla. Madison Bumgarner dominated the Brewers until two outs in the 8th when Ryan Braun clobbered a fat pitch on a 1-2 count that tied the game. The knives will be out for Ol' Boch who decided to stick with his young ace when he had Sergio Romo ready to go, but I'm not complaining. It was a ballsy move to show confidence in the lefty, he just didn't execute. Got the first two strikes but couldn't keep the breaking ball down and in, and the reigning MVP punished it. It was supposed to be, in Krukovian, a "back foot slider," but wound up looking like BP. Hey, this is the big leagues. Mistakes hurt you. Bumgarner will be a better man for it. I remember thinking at that point that the skipper was taking a big risk, but I wasn't screaming "put in Romo" at the TV. I was rolling with it, betting with the shooter, going with the flow, digging the adrenaline rush. The crash sucked, but the bhoyos had me back and won it anyway. Four runs on two homers and 6-1/3 scoreless by the 'pen. Not bad, lads, not bad at all.
p.s. Duty calls tomorrow and I'll miss Matty's start.