The San Francisco Giants won last night on some fantastic heroics by rookie Daniel Ortmeier. The game went scoreless through eight and a half innings when Bengie Molina came to the plate to start off the bottom of the ninth. He hit a single down the right field line to get it going. He was pinch run for by Rajai Davis, who promptly stole second base. The next two batters get themselves out without advancing the runner and then came Ortmeier.
With two outs in the bottom of the ninth Daniel Ortmeier delivered a HUGE hit to seal the victory for the Giants. He smashed a two-strike fastball to deep center field over the head of Jim Edmonds, who was racing back to save the day for the Padres. The ball landed just inches from the wall and Rajai Davis easily came around to score from second base.
The benches immediately cleared and a sea of Giants players met Ortmeier to celebrate the victory. It was a great confidence booster for the club and an even greater one for Ortmeier who has struggled at times this season. Tune in tonight as the Giants face the St. Louis Cardinals at home.
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