Sergio Romo’s 21.2 inning scoreless streak, dating back to June, was snapped tonight in the eighth inning by a tragic, meaningless outbreak of a horrible disease on the shores of McCovey Cove — THE WAVE.
Okay, so maybe a bit hyperbolic to draw a correlation there, but both statements are true. Sergio Romo did in fact give up an earned run in the eighth and the entirety of AT&T Park was doing the wave at the time. This is why we can’t have nice things, Giants fans! Let this be a lesson to us all.
In complete seriousness though, in his final start of the season, Ryan Vogelsong pitched another gem, with a final line of 7IP, 4H, 0BB, 4K, 0ER. He had to pitch himself out of a few jams early on, but as has come to be expected, he maintained his composure and did more than keep the Giants in the game. Sergio Romo and the wave followed in the eighth, followed by Santiago Casilla in to close for Brian Wilson, who according to the post-game press conference is being shut down for the season.
Mike Fontenot gave most of the offensive thump with a two-run triple in the third, which, if you’ve been following this season, is not as bizarre as it sounds, and then scored on a Brett Pill sac fly to erase the run given up in The Great Wave Debacle of 2011. Pablo Sandoval also laid down a beauty of a bunt, lefty on lefty, after Bochy’s attempted deke by putting DeRosa on deck failed.
The Giants won on a final score of 3-1.