Arizona Diamondbacks

How Giants' relentless lineup attacked Zac Gallen, got back to .500


Sometimes it's just a vibe, and Kevin Gausman captured it perfectly after a 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.


"When you don't have to rely on your top four hitters to win the game every night I think it makes it really hard on the opposing team.


Zac Gallen has been as good as anyone in the National League, and he faced the minimum through five innings Monday as hitters on both sides had issues with the shadows at Oracle Park.


--- Pablo Sandoval , the leadoff hitter in that frame, worked the count to 3-2 and took a low 96 mph fastball to start the inning with a walk.


Gallen then threw a knuckle curve that bounced away from his catcher and allowed both Giants to advance, and then another cutter down and away that never looked like a strike.


When Junior Guerra came in and immediately walked Brandon Belt , the Giants became the first team to ever put four on the Diamondbacks ace.






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