Resilient Giants overcome deficit, injury, ejection to sweep Mariners

On today’s Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick talks about the San Francisco Giants’ come-from-behind “road” win over the Mariners in San Francisco. This was supposed to be a two-game series in Seattle, but it was moved to SF because of poor air quality in the Seattle region. The Giants seemed to take advantage, winning both games in the short series. San Francisco overcame an early 4-1 deficit with runs in the 6th and 7th innings to win 6-4. Mike Yastrzemski had to leave the game in the early innings due to calf tightness. In his place, rookie Luis Basabe ended up playing a huge role in the Giants’ comeback. Basabe singled for his first major league hit and scored a run in the 6th. In the 7th, he drew a two-out walk that preceded Wilmer Flores’ huge two-run triple that gave the Giants the lead.

Giants starter Tyler Anderson was ejected for arguing balls and strikes in the third inning. Wandy Peralta stepped up with three scoreless innings in relief to keep the Giants in the game, and the bullpen battled through some dicey moments to hold on the rest of the way. In the aftermath of this win, the Giants find themselves in strong playoff position, taking over the No. 7 seed. They have a tough road ahead, with three games against the A’s and four games against the Padres remaining on the schedule. They will also await the results of Yastrzemski’s MRI on his calf. They can’t afford to lose their MVP for too many games, as he’s been a force all season long and the options to take his place would be a huge downgrade.

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