San Francisco Giant Brandon Crawford (right) gets congratulated by teammate Mike Yastrzemski (left) as he crossed the plate after hitting a top of the seventh grand slam at LoanDepot Park in Miami on Fri Jun 3, 2022 (AP News photo)
Giants Get A Little Payback Beating Miami 15-6
By Barbara Mason
The San Francisco Giants (28-23) struck early Friday night as they took on the Miami Marlins (21-29) in game two of their four game series at Loan Depot Park. This game would turn out to be a home run derby for the Giants as the Giants ended up evening up the series 1-1 at LoanDepot Park in Miami with a whopping 15-6 nine run win.
San Francisco got up on the board in the first inning when Wilmer Flores scored for the early 1-0 lead.
In the second inning Joc Pederson scored when Wilmer Flores hit a double. In the same inning Mike Yastrzemski hit a home run (397 ft) and Wilmer Flores and Donovan Walton would score giving the Giants a 5-0 lead.
In the third inning Joc Pederson would hit one out of the park for a 6-0 lead and the Giants offense had a great start in this game and were just getting warmed up.
Miami did not get up on the board until the fourth inning. Jon Berti doubled bringing Avisail Garcia and Jorge Soler home but still had some work to do trailing 6-2.
The home run marathon continued in the fifth and sixth innings for San Francisco. Thairo Estrada hit a 412 ft. homer driving Joc Pederson home and extending their lead 8-2. A solo home run off the bat of Jason Vosler gave San Francisco a 9-2 lead and the Giants were sailing through this game.
Both clubs scored in the seventh inning. The Giants Estrada and Walton both crossed home plate when the red-hot Yastrzemski doubled to deep right. Brandon Crawford hit a homer with the bases loaded and Flores, Yastrzemski and Evan Longoria scored for a huge lead 15-2 and San Francisco was rolling.
The Marlins Nick Fortes hit a solo home run in the seventh inning but it was too little too late for Miami. After winning yesterday’s game 3-0 the Marlins were getting crushed in this game. Miami did make some noise in the ninth inning scoring four runs.
A sliding, stretching catch made by Yastrzemski in the outfield for the third out in the ninth inning was the ball game. The final was 15-6.
Game Three in the series will start with first pitch at 1:10 PM. Logan Webb (5-1, 3.52) will be on the mound for the Giants and for Miami Pablo Lopez (4-2, 1.83) will get the nod.