The San Francisco Giants defeated the Oakland Athletics today 7-3. This was a much needed shot of adrenaline after 11 abysmal losses to their division rivals over the last two weeks. They didn’t just win, they showed actual signs of life, with core members of their 2021 team showing a glimpse of what we remembered from last year.
It had everything. Dingers. More dingers. Pinch-hit dingers. Walked-in runs. Walked runners scoring. Competent defense. Mostly solid pitching. Honestly, I had started to forget that a game could have all of those things for the Giants.