Rewind: Padres vs Giants, Game #2

The Giants had some lucky moments and some shaky ones towards the end, but as always, the bullpen pulled through. Jerome Williams pitched another amazing game and San Francisco's magic number shrunk to two.

September 16, 2003 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Diego 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 7 0
San Francisco 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 x 4 7 0

WP J. Williams (7-4) 7IP 4H 1R 1ER 1BB 5SO 1HR 3.30 ERA
LP A. Eaton (8-11) 6IP 7H 4R 4ER 5BB 5SO 1HR 4.24 ERA
S T. Worrell (35) 1IP 1H 1R 1ER 1BB 1SO 1HR 2.53 ERA

The Giants had it made for them as they entered the first. Ray Durham was walked and Marquis Grissom hit a single allowing Durham to rush to third. With men on the corners, Rich Aurilia was up and was issued walk. Bonds slammed a single but Durham was forced out at home. Edgardo Alfonzo popped out and it was then up to Benito Santiago, who whipped a single bringing Grissom in. The Giants had a one run lead.

The Giants got more runs in the fourth. Jose Cruz started it off by getting a one out single. Williams grounded out, still leaving the impatient Cruz at first. Ray Durham slapped a triple, giving San Francisco a two-run lead. Grissom added another run by singling and driving Durham in. Aurilia ended it by grounding out. The score now at 3-0, San Francisco.

They kept the shutout going until Williams gave up a home run to Khali Greene. Williams left the game in the 8th and Felipe Alou used five different relievers until the inning finally ended with Phil Nevin popping out. The Giants kept their lead at 4-1.

Tim Worrell came out in the ninth to clean everything up, this is where the Giants held their breath. Worrell gave up a solo homer to Greene, and then gave up to consecutive base hits. Brian Giles, who could tie the game, stepped up but luckily popped out as well as Nevin did, who followed him. So in the end the Giants take game two of this series.

SFDugout.com's Player of the Game: Although Jerome pitched a wonderful game, I'll have to give it to Barry Bonds. He hit a homer, ended an inning by catching an amazing out of play ball and now only needs 4 more homers to meet his godfather.



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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