Rewind: Giants vs Dbacks, Game #1

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher, Brett Tomko was strong through six innings, unfortunately the bullpen couldn't keep it up after giving up two runs to the Diamondbacks.

The pitching from both teams made the game a tight one tonight at Bank One Ballpark. Arizona Dimondbacks starting pitcher, Randy Johnson, pitched through seven innings giving up only one run on four hits, while striking out eight. Brett Tomko also delivered an impressive start, throwing six innings of work while giving up only two hits and striking out seven.

The Giants got on the board first in the top of the seventh inning. Barry Bonds began the inning with a single to right field. Edgardo Alfonzo followed with another hit and Marquis Grissom walked to load up the bases for Yorvit Torrealba. Torrealba ripped a single to center field, driving in Bonds. He is now hitting .500 against Johnson.

Tomko was out of the game by the seventh inning, and Jim Brower came in to pitch, looking to keep the Giants' one-run lead. Unfortunately, Danny Bautista began the Diamondbacks' half with a single. With on out, Doug Devore hit his second homer of the season to give the Dbacks a 2-1 lead.

This was all that the Dbacks needed to win the game. The Giants did have a chance in the bottom of the ninth, as Dbacks pitcher, Greg Aquino, loaded up the bases. However, the Giants were unable to produce as the game ended on Deivi Cruz's ground out.

Notes: Bonds was given his 198th intentional walk in the game, tieing up his single-season record. Bonds was also hit in the game by a fastball from Johnson. The ball hit Bonds on the back of his right shoulder. Bonds was still able to play the rest of the game.



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