If ever a team needed a lift after a week of unbelievable misfortunes the Giants were that team. Its been a season of injuries for the Champions and next to seeing their rebuilt slugging Panda (Pablo Sandoval) go down a month ago, catcher Buster Posey's season ending injury this week was a dagger that pierced nearest the heart of the team.
The Giants lost the Posey injury game in extra innings after tying it with four runs in the bottom of the ninth. The next day with the dagger still sticking out of the teams' chest, they'd lose 1-0 in a brilliantly pitched game by Ryan Vogelsong. The hot Florida Marlins would leave town with a three game sweep leaving the Giants and their fans in a crippling shock and in need of a doctor.
As the rest of the league talk about rule changes as a result of the Posey injury, the Giants and their fans are subject to a zillion replays and numerous newspaper columns on the tragedy. Anyone associated with the Giants can no longer bare to watch another highlight of the play, not with the puncture wound still leaking life from the team.
On the road in Milwaukee, trying to cauterize the wound and return to championship form, the Giants struggles continue with ace Tim Lincecum on the mound. Trailing 3-1 in the top of the seventh the team was approaching situation critical mode. Somehow, someway the Giants staggered up off the dirt and loaded the bases. Up to the plate comes Rookie, Dr. Brandon Crawford, performing in his first ever Major league game.
Welcome to the big leagues Dr. Brandon Crawford