9/9/20 San Francisco, Ca - The San Francisco Giants (23-21) hosted the Seattle Mariners (19-24) at Oracle Park. Both teams entered in 3rd place in their respective conferences. The Giants beat Seattle 6-5 last night to take the 1st win of the 2-game series and won tonight 10-1 to extend their win streak to five games.
Major League baseball permitted this contest to be played under an ominous orange sky caused by the smoke from the California wildfires. The 2.2 million acres of land burning in California created a definitive orange haze over the Bay Area.
Per NBC Sports, Giants manager Gabe Kapler said, "my understanding is the air quality is okay…of course, we'll keep tabs on it, and if anything changes we'll make the best decision for the health and well-being of our players."
In the 3rd inning, Giants Mike Yastrzemski (2-4, 3RBI’s) gave them a 3-0 lead when he launched his 9th home run of the year over the right-field wall (403 feet) with runners on 2nd and 3rd. In the bottom of the 4th and 5th inning, the Giants Evan Longoria (2-3, 3RBI’s) had two singles that push their lead up to 6-0.
By the end of 6 innings, the Giants were up 10-0 and Seattle never posed a threat. San Francisco accumulated 13 hits and scored via the long ball and timely hitting.
Seattle finally got on the board in the top of the 8th inning when Kyle Seager hit a sacrifice fly to score Dylan Moore to bring the final score to 10-1. The Giants’ pitcher Tyler Anderson (5.18 ERA) pitched 6 innings, 3 hits, and no runs.
During the contest, the Giants honored storied Pittsburg Pirate Roberto Clemente for his accolades on the field and in the community. He is considered by many to be one of the greatest Puerto Ricans to ever play in the majors.
After the game, Giant's Manager’s Gabe Kapler commented on Yastrzemski’s ability to hit home runs with 2 strikes in the count. He stated that the quick bat, lower leg strength, and confidence at the plate that allows Yastrzemski to drive balls deep into the count.
The Giants travel to take on the San Diego Padres tomorrow evening. For more photos from this game, click on the link at the bottom. All of the photos are by Denisha DeLane/T.G.Sportstv1.#mlb #giants #mariners #dylanmoore #evanlongoria #baseball #seattlemariners #sanfrancisogiants #tgsportstv1 #baseball #blackmediamatters