San Francisco – Another great performance from rookie Tyler Beede tonight. He shutout the Florida Marlins and recorded his second start of the season. The Giants rallied behind Beede and produced one run enough for the 1-0 victory over the Marlins.
“This is a time for these guys to shine and show that they belong up here,” said manager Bruce Bochy. “You’re hoping that they can pitch here and play here, so it was a really nice job by the three kids today. That’s a close game, a one-run ballgame that didn’t faze them at all.”
Beede tossed six frames, allowed three hits, walked one and struck out five. And his backup didn’t disappoint, Ty Rodgers spun 1.2 innings striking out three while Shaun Anderson got the save. Anderson replaced injured closer Will Smith and recored his second save of the season.
“Those guys have been super impressive all year,” Beede said. “Rog, what you see from him now is what’s he’s done his whole career in the Minor Leagues. I’m super happy for him to be able to come up here and continue to be Tyler Rogers. The Giants are lucky to have guy like that who they can throw out there in big-time situations.”
After five scoreless innings, San Francisco got on the board with a RBI single from Buster Posey. Florida’s defense did a good job keeping the Giants off the board behind Sandy Alcantara’s pitching. Alcantara allowed no runs until Stephen Vogt doubled and scored off Posey’s single.
Vogt led off the sixth with a double. Kevin Pillar grounded out to first baseman, Neil Walker and Vogt advanced to third. Posey bounced an RBI single over third baseman, Starlin Castro and Vogt scored making it a 1-0 game.
“I thought he took some good swings today,” said Bochy of Posey. “He ended up getting that big RBI for us.”
The Giants had a few opportunities to control the game. Vogt and Brandon Crawford both singled in the second but Mauricio Dubon struck out swinging to end the inning. Brandon Belt who had three hits for the night, singled in the third. Evan Longoria was hit by a pitch but Vogt flew out to center field to end the threat.
Belt’s ground-rule double in the fifth was just short of a home run. Mike Yastrzemski advanced to third on the hit. Longoria grounded out to end the threat, stranding two. Not the best permformance on offense for the Giants. As the season end nears, there’s a big opportunity for the younger guys to prove their worth in the Majors.