The The giants were unable to sweep The New York Mets in San Francisco last week, but on Thursday at Citi Field, they made sure they wouldn’t fail a second time.
Darren Rove delivered an RBI solo into right field for Mike Jastrzymski to score in the eighth inning to lift the Giants to a thrilling 3-2 win at the end of the series in Queens, New York.
Alex Wood got the Giants start and allowed six hits and two kicks earned in 5 innings 1/3. He also walked twice and hit five.
Garleen Garcia, Dominic Leon, Jose Alvarez and Tyler Rogers made 3 2/3 goalless runs to maintain the 83rd win this season for the Giants. Rogers scored his twelfth goal in saving the season.
Kris Bryant captured the trading deadline, which kicked off Thursday with Homer buoyant by two first-round runs, his sixth with the Giants and 24th of the season.
By completing the Mets’ three-game sweep, the Giants have now won five games in a row as they head to Atlanta in a pivotal series against the leading Braves of the NL East.
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However, the win was not smooth sailing for the giants. catcher Kurt Casale left with an apparent injury on the RBI single in Game Eight. Buster Posey has pain in his left knee, so Chadwick Trump was called up earlier in the day and finished the match in place of Casale.
Joey Bart is likely on the injured list for 7 days at Triple-A Sacramento, so the Giants should hope Casali isn’t seriously hurt or that a few days of rest has benefited Posey’s knee too much.
For now, it’s a blissful trip to Atlanta for the Giants after the struggling Mets swept into New York.
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