Rewind: Cardinals vs Giants, Game #1

Jerome Williams started the game off with great pitching, but started feeling tightness in his right elbow and left the game. From there, the Cardinals started to swing their bats well against the Giants' bullpen and came from behind to take the lead and win the game, 7-4.

Jerome Williams was able to sit down nine of the first ten St. Louis Cardinal batters he faced. Williams pitched three innings giving up only one hit in the game and striking out one. He left the game due to tightness in his right elbow.

Williams left the game as the Giants still maintained the lead, 3-0. The three runs came in the start of the game. With one out, outfielder, Michael Tucker hit his ninth homer of the season to center field. The hot-hitting J.T. Snow then followed with a double and advanced to third on Cardinals' started Chris Carpenter's wild pitch to Barry Bonds. Bond then hit his 27th homer of the season into the water.

Tyler Walker came into the game in the fourth and pitched two scoreless innings, until the top of the sixth. Cardinal, Tony Womack smacked a triple down to center field and scored on Edgar Renteria's single to right. Jim Brower then came into the game in relief of Walker. With runners on first and second, Jim Edmonds tripled to drive in two runs. Roger Cedeno also followed with an RBI double. After intentionally walking John Mabry, Brower gave up a double to Mike Matheny, bringing the score to 6-3 Cardinals.

Kevin Correia came into the game to pitch the seventh inning. He gave up one run to the Redbirds as Scott Rolen singled to left field to drive in Womack from third.

The Giants tacked on another run as shortstop, Deivi Cruz hit his third homer of the season to bring the score up to 7-4.

The rest of the game remained scoreless as Correia and Jason Christiansen pitched two scoreless innings of work. Unfortunately, the Giants offense couldn't rally to take the lead back and loss their third straight game.

Notes: Prior to the game, the Giants announced that they have traded Felix Rodriguez for Philadelphia Phillies' outfielder, Ricky Ledee and minor leaguer, Alfredo Simon. Durham left the game in the fourth after applying a tag on Renteria, who was attempting to steal second. During the tag, Renteria slid into Durham's wrist, which is most likely the cause of Durham's leave.

SFDugout.com's Player of the Game: Jerome Williams threw a great game, well at least the first few innings. Too bad he was hurting and had to leave the game. Let's hope he comes back feeling good. Tyler Walker also did a good job before giving up a run in the sixth.



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