Angel Pagan hit a walkoff two-run inside-the-park homer in the 10th inning Saturday as the Giants marched back to defeat the Rockies by a score of 6-5.
The Giants trailed at two different points in the game but kept plugging away and finally broke through when Pagan launched a towering shot to "Triples Alley" at AT&T Park with one out in the bottom of the 10th. The ball bounced high off the wall and into center field, allowing Pagan to travel all the way around the diamond. It was a wild finish.
Brandon Belt (back) returned to action Friday against the Rockies.
Belt played all nine innings in the loss and finished 1-for-3 with a single and a walk. He had been dealing with lower back tightness, but was able to return following Thursday's off day. Belt is batting .300 (6-for-20) with one home run over his last seven games.
Tim Lincecum surrendered four runs in seven innings Friday in a loss to the Rockies.
It was all Michael Cuddyer's fault; he doubled in the first two runs and homered for the fourth. He even scored the third after reaching base on a strikeout/wild pitch in the fourth. Lincecum did a bang-up job against everyone else, finishing with eight strikeouts and two walks.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated Friday that knee surgery is a "strong possibility" for Santiago Casilla.
They'll announce their decision later Friday evening. Casilla has been dealing with a cyst in his right knee since last season, and became enough of an issue recently that he had to be placed on the DL. If he undergoes the surgery, which appears likely at this point, the timetable for his recovery would be four weeks.
Giants general manager Brian Sabean said during a radio interview Thursday that he anticipates "there's some form of surgery coming" for Santiago Casilla (knee).
Casilla has dealt with a cyst on his right knee since last season and it recently became enough of an issue that he was placed on the DL. He shouldn't need a major operation, but it's not clear how long he would be sidelined.
Chad Gaudin could get a shot in the Giants' rotation following the injury to Ryan Vogelsong (hand).
Gaudin has been great in long relief for San Francisco this season, posting a 2.08 ERA and 1.19 WHIP while striking out nearly a batter per inning. He's thrown more than two innings just once this month, though, so he's obviously not as stretched out as you'd hope. Manager Bruce Bochy and GM Brian Sabean have also noted that Gaudin is very valuable in his current role. Other options to replace Vogelsong include Shane Loux and Mike Kickham.