3/16: Tyler Blair struck out thirteen while giving up just three hits in a complete-game victory for the Giants today. Blair also helped his own cause, going 1-3 at the plate and scoring a run. The lone run would have been enough to secure the Giants victory today, but in usual fashion they wouldn’t settle for just one.
After a Zach Johnson to Charlie Welch double play ended a Vanden threat in the top of the first, starting pitcher Tyler Blair reached first on an error to lead off the bottom of the inning. Luca Bove would reach base by getting hit on the third pitch he saw during his first plate appearance. After a successful double steal by Blair and Bove, Connor Yang would rope a single to left, scoring Blair from third and Bove would score on an error by the the left fielder, putting the Giants up 2-0. Kent Goodman would follow with a single to center. Zach Johnson then roped a single to right, scoring Yang from second while advancing Goodman to third. Oliver Howard then hit a grounder to the right side, scoring Goodman to put the Giants up by four runs after one inning.
After Blair made quick work of Vanden in the top of the second, Matthew Jessen led off the bottom of the frame with a double to right. Blair sent Jessen to third on a fly out to right. Charlie Welch notched an RBI with a deep fly to center, putting the Giants up 5-0 after two innings.
Redwood was flawless in the field, recording no errors on seven chances. Yang, Goodman, Johnson, and Jessen combined for the five Giants hits, with Blair, Bove, Yang, Goodman, and Jessen scoring the Giants runs on the day.