Rewind: Dbacks vs Giants, Game #2

The San Francisco Giants took advantage of Barry Bonds' 68th intentional walk of the season, which loaded up the bases, to drive in three runs and extending their lead. The Giants took game two in this four game series against the Diamondbacks, winning it 8-3.

Jerome Williams pitched a great game, throwing six innings of work, giving up three runs on three hits. He got his eighth win of the season and another win against the Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher, Randy Johnson.

The Giants rocked Johnson in the beginning of the game by scoring two in the first inning. Ray Durham led off with a walk and advanced to third on a double by shortstop Neifi Perez. Pedro Feliz grounded out to short, driving in Durham. Barry Bonds then hit a sharp line drive to center to give him an RBI as well.

However, the Diamondbacks tied it in the third. Roberto Alomar drew a walk. He moved to second on Steve Finley's ground ball to center. Williams then walked Luis Gonzalez. With the bases loaded, Williams hit Shea Hillenbrand with a pitch, driving in the Diamondbacks first run of the game. Chad Tracy then hit a sacrifice fly, tying up the game.

The Dbacks did take the lead in the top of the fifth, but it wouldn't last too long. In the bottom of the inning, with one out, Williams managed to draw a walk. Durham moved Williams into scoring position with a line drive to left. Perez got his 30th RBI of the season with a single to drive in Williams. After Feliz stuck out, Barry Bonds came up to the plate to face Johnson. Johnson gave Bonds his 68th intentional walk of the season, loading up the basses for Edgardo Alfonzo. Alfonzo hit a fly ball to deep left field, but was playable for Gonzalez. It seemed that Gonzalez would catch the ball, but it bounced out of his glove allowing two runs to score. Bonds was also able to score from first when Finley made a throwing error into the infield. The Giants had now extended their lead to 6-3.

After the inning was over, Johnson and Gonzalez both went into the clubhouse and second later, the Arizona bench went down the steps, possibly hurrying to break up a fight. Johnson left the game and the Diamondbacks couldn't manage to score more runs.

The Giants were able to tack on a couple more insurance runs in the game. Scott Eyre, Jim Brower and Jason Christiansen held the Diamondbacks to their three runs in the game. They pitched three runs, giving up no runs, helping to bring a Giants win home.

Player of the Game: Jerome Williams pitched a great game, despite giving up the three runs. Neifi Perez and Edgardo Alfonzo both had a multi-hit games, contributing to the Giants cause.



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