The San Francisco Giants won their fourth game in a row Wednesday night against their nemesis from the south, the Los Angles Dodgers.
Pedro Feliz and Moises Alou each smacked two homeruns apiece and Brett Tomko (4-6) pitched a gem helping to guide the Giants to another victory.
Tomko was dominant for the Giants, lasting eight strong innings. He struck out five, walked only one and gave up two runs on five hits.
I was hitting the spots pretty good, [catcher] Mike [Matheny] was calling a great game and had some nice plays in the outfield," Tomko said.
Wilson Alverez (1-2) spot started for the Dodgers filling in for Odalis Perez. Alverez was feeling the dodger blue in his short starting stint. He lasted only three innings and gave up six runs on seven hits, as the Giants lit him up.
The Giants had the SBC fans jumping in the first inning with a pair of two run blasts. With Omar Vizquel on, Alou went yard and then with Edgardo Alfonzo on, Feliz went deep giving the Giants an early 4-0 lead.
The Dodgers got one run back in the second inning When JD Drew hit a homerun to deep center field. The Giants went on and added two more runs in the bottom of the inning, with a sacrifice fly by Vizquel and a double by Devi Cruz building the lead to 6-1.
Alou hit his second homerun of the game in the sixth inning and Feliz hit his in the seventh, as the Giants easily defeated the Dodgers 10-2. Feliz ended up going 2-4 with four RBIs and Alou also went 2-4 with three RBIs. Jason Ellison and Alfonzo also each had two hits in the game.
With little run support so far this season Tomko hasnt faired too well, but his battery-mate has been impressed with what his pitcher has done so far.
I knew his win-loss record wasn't indicative of the way he was throwing," Matheny said. "It was obvious he wasn't getting wins when he pitched good enough to get 'em. You hate to see that, but his numbers are nowhere near how well he's been throwing."
The Giants record is now 23-22, tied with the Dodgers for third place in the National League West, four games behind the division leading Diamondbacks.
We are playing better, but I don't call that dominance," Manager Felipe Alou said. "We are starting to get some clutch hits and some good bullpen [work], but the home stand isn't over yet.
In Thursday nights series finale the Giants send Kirk Rueter (2-3) to mound and Brad Penny (2-2) goes for the Dodgers, as the San Francisco goes for the series sweep.
SFdugout player of the game: With two homeruns a piece it is hard to argue against giving the players of the game to Pedro Feliz and Moises Alou. However, Brett Tomko pitched a beauty Wednesday shutting down the hated Dodgers, thus he is more deserving of the recognition.
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