Rewind:Giants vs Dbacks, Game #2

The Giants clubhouse had some worries with today's pitching match-up. Jerome Williams had not been on the mound in eleven days and was facing "hall of famer" Randy Johnson. That was not today's case though, Williams turned the tables around and got his fifth win of the season.

August 30, 2003 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0
Arizona 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 0

WP J. Williams (6-3) 8 1/3IP 6H 1R 1ER 3BB 8SO 0HR 3.32 ERA
LP R. Johnson (4-7) 7IP 5H 2R 2ER 2BB 11SO 2HR 4.84 ERA
S T. Worrell (30) 2/3IP 0H 0R ER 0BB 1SO 0HR 2.33 ERA

The Giants had the lead from the first inning. Jeffrey Hammonds flew out but Rich Aurilia was up next and slammed a deep solo home run, his 15th at Bank One Ballpark. Marquis Grissom stepped up but struck out. Barry Bonds got a single and Benito Santiago ended the inning by striking out.

The score remained 1-0, Giants until the Giants got another run in the fourth. It was Barry Bonds who homered, despite all his worries he got straight to it, giving the Giants a two run lead. It was an emotional one as he stepped on home plate and pointed to the sky, with thoughts of his father in his mind.

Randy Johnson pitched a brilliant game, giving up 5 hits, 2 runs (both earned), issuing 2 walks, and striking out 11. However, the rookie delivered a better performance.

Williams had shut out the Diamondbacks until the bottom of the ninth. After giving up two consecutive runs to Raul Mondesi and Junior Spivey, Williams was taken out of the game and closer Tim Worrell was in. There were runners on third and first with one out. Danny Bautista grounded out his teammate Spivey, which was an attempt of a double play but Bautista beat it out. A run also came in, changing the score to 2-1, Giants. Pinch hitter, Carlos Baerga tried to tie the score but his hopes were lost as he struck out ending game two. The Giants won in the end, 2-1.

SFDugout.com's Player of the Game: Today's player has to be rookie sensation Jerome Williams. He got out there not playing for 11 days, lasted 8 and 1/3 innings and got the win he was looking for.



Gabrielle DeLouche is a true Giants fan who resides right outside of San Francisco. She loves writing sports stories and can be contacted at peachie34@sbcglobal.net.

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