Giants over Cardinals 8-2

Game Played on 4/30/2017 3:00 PM at Dean 3
Results were reported on 5/1/2017 8:07 PM
GameID: 12261

Pitching for Giants Pitching for Cardinals
NameAgePitch Count
Alexander George1074
Mark Ishkanian1046
Matthew Raffi926
NameAgePitch Count
Thomas Senior935
Ryan Flynn922
James Troy1033
Francis Fiorillo1013
Thomas Dowling835

On a damp Sunday afternoon, the Giants visited the Cardinals for a NL divisional matchup.

The Cardinals sent Thomas Senior to the mound and he quickly dispatched the Giants in the top of the first, as the Cards made two nice defensive plays in the infield.  The Giants countered with Alex George on the hill.  George came out firing but the Cards showed some good discipline at the plate and scored once to take a 1-0 lead. 

Senior worked another scoreless frame in the second, and George did the same.  In the top of the third the Giants came alive, plating five runs to take a 5-1 lead.  Cole Camerer, Zack Papper, Vance Pehl, George, and Drew O’Connell all reached base.  Mark Ishkanian delivered a key 2 RBI hit in the inning.  George finished his strong outing by holding the Cards scoreless in the bottom of the third inning. 

The rest of the game was dominated by strong pitching and good defense by both sides.  For the Cards, Ryan Flynn, James Troy, Frankie Fiorillo, and Thomas Dowling all battled gamely through the tough conditions.  The Giants used Ishkanian and Matthew Raffi in innings four through six to close out the game.  Final score was Giants 8, Cardinals 2.

Cardinals Offensive Standouts:
James Troy 1-1, 2 BB, RBI, run
Diego Jacobo 2-2, run
Thomas Senior 2 BB
Lucas Perry 1-2, BB  

Giants Offensive Standouts:
Drew O’Connell 1-2, 2 RBI, run
Mark Ishkanian 2-3, 2 RBI, run
Zack Papper 1-1, 2BB, run
Mike Canty 2BB, run
 
Well-played game with good sportsmanship all around.  Good luck to both teams the rest of the season.