Rewind: Marlins vs Giants, Game #2

Since their 0-6 road trip, the Giants rebounded by sweeping Atlanta in a 3-game series and beating Florida 6-4 last night. With four consecutive wins under the belts, the Giants were looking for Dustin Hermanson to provide them with a fifth.

August 23, 2003 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Florida 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0
San Francisco 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 x 3 8 1

WP J. Brower (8-4) 2 2/3IP 0H 0R 0ER 0BB 3K 0HR 3.68 ERA
LP J. Beckett (6-7) 7IP 7H 3R 3ER 0BB 6K 1HR 3.41 ERA
S T. Worrell (27) 1IP 0H 0R 0ER 0BB 1K 0HR 2.42 ERA

In the top of the 1st, Luis Castillo led off the game with a single for his Florida Marlins. Luckily for Dustin Hermanson and the Giants, he was caught trying to steal second. But Juan Pierre, the next batter, belted a double to deep left-center, and made it to third on a throwing error by Giants left fielder Todd Linden. Mike Lowell grounded out to drive Pierre, giving the Marlins an early 1-0 edge.

In the bottom of the 3rd, the last part of the Giants lineup took action. Jeffrey Hammonds lead off with a solo blast to tie the game up, and Yorvit Torrealba hit a single. Hermanson sacrificed Torrealba over to second, and another single by Eric Young drove in Torrealba, giving the Giants a 2-1 edge.

A one-out solo shot by Juan Encarnacion in the top of the 4th tied it up at 2.

Neither team scored until the bottom of the 8th, when Torrealba led off with a single. Two outs later, he stole his first base of the season. Neifi Perez drove him in with a double.

The Giants won the game by a final score of 3-2, making it their 5th consecutive win.'s Player of the Game: Yorvit Torrealba. Not known for speed, he stole his first base of the year at a very important point in the game. He also scored 2 of the Giants 3 runs. If it wasn't for him, they would have lost! Jim Brower gets an honorable mention. The Giants owe him so much. They don't have the best starters, especially not recently, and since Brower is able to go about 2-3 innings, he really saves the rest of the relief staff from working much at all.

Jesse Radin writes for and has been a Giants follower since 1996. The Blind Observer is Jesse's column covering all things baseball, though mainly about the Giants. Questions or comments can be sent to

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