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Two bunts, three blasts, and deja vu

We drop another to make it four straight.

MLB: San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Angels
Cutch’s ball went over, but Upton’s didn’t.
Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Giants 8, Angels 1

The train was rolling along for a good while. Andrew Heaney took the bump and actually hit his spots for a while. He struck out 6 in 4 innings, only allowing a solo shot to right center from Nick Hundley. A perfectly respectable outing, at least at that point.

Granted, the train that held the Angels offense never left the station. Oh, there were some changes, shuffling the chairs on deck, as Kole Calhoun was dropped to eighth and Luis Valbuena took the place of Zack Cozart. Nothing worked.

Meanwhile, Heaney’s train thudded to a screeching halt in the 5th. After being scared of known-Heaney-killer Hundley (see above) and walking him, a certain Mac Williamson (who?) caught a pitch up on the zone and pushed it over the right field wall. Gorkys Hernandez and Kelby Tomlinson followed with pretty solid bunt singles, and Andrew McCutchen landed the dynamite on the tracks by launching a 3-run homer just over Justin Upton’s head. 7-0 Giants.

Speaking of Upton, with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 5th and two outs, he absolutely crushed a baseball. To the edge of the warning track.

Trout did launch a homer; he reached base thrice. Pick up the slack, people!



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