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Orange and Black Wednesday Inside Scoop

August 27th, 2014 at 11:27 PM
By Michael Almonte

Buster Posey recorded his second-career walk-off home run Wednesday night, giving the San Francisco Giants a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on a night filled with milestones. Posey has 23 RBI's in the 7th inning or later this season and has been on a tear the last seven games, batting .484 with five home runs and 10 RBI's.

'Posey at Bat' photo (c) 2013, Don DeBold - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Tim Hudson achieved an incredible accomplishment during the top of the sixth, striking out Franklin Morales for his 2,000th career strikeout. Hudson is the fourth active pitcher to reach this feat, joining CC Sabathia, Bartolo Colon and A.J. Burnett. He also joins Sabathia and Colon as the only active pitchers with 200 wins and 2,000 strikeouts.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy notched his 1,600th career managerial win and passes former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda for 19th place. Bochy's 1,600 wins are the most wins among National League West managers all-time. He is also the 12th manager in history with 1,600 wins and two World Series championships. Ten of those managers were elected to the Hall of Fame.

'July 4th Giants vs Dodgers' photo (c) 2008, Sam Purtill - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The Giants did blow a 2-1 lead in the top of the ninth as Santiago Casilla blew his fourth save of the year after converting his previous 11 save chances. It was the fourth time this season at AT&T Park the Giants blew a lead against the Rockies after the eighth inning and third during the ninth. The Rockies are 3-68 when trailing after eight innings and all three wins came against the Giants.

The 100th Splash Hit at AT&T Park happened in the top of the sixth when Corey Dickson sent one into McCovey Cove leading off the inning. Former Giants great Barry Bonds has 35 of those splash landings. The Giants have 70 wins on the season and will look to win three of four from the Rockies Thursday afternoon. The orange and black are 30-20 in day games this year.

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Tags: Baseball, MLB, San Francisco, San Francisco Giants

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