The Giants were down big through three innings Tuesday. You can probably guess what happened next.
The comeback kids did it again, wiping that four-run deficit out pretty quickly and taking the lead for good on Darin Ruf's pinch-hit blast in the seventh inning. While Logan Webb struggled, the bullpen was used aggressively, and the Giants beat the Seattle Mariners 6-5.
With the Giants now a game over .500, here are three things to know from San Francisco's seventh win in nine games.
In A Pinch
Ruf was brought into the Zoom Room to meet with the media twice during the Arizona Diamondbacks series, once for his defense and once for a two-run single up the middle. He'll be there again Tuesday night.
Ruf pinch-hit for Alex Dickerson in the seventh inning and drove a fly ball deep to left for his third homer of the year. The pinch-hit blast was his fourth in the big leagues, but first since 2016.
Oh, Dickerson also homered. Stay hot, Gabe Kapler.
Mauricio Dubon stood at the plate for a second and watched his homer go, not so much because he was admiring it, but because he thought it was going foul. The ball pretty easily stayed inside the pole, giving Dubon a two-run shot that tied the game and wiped out a 5-1 deficit.
The homer had a launch angle of 46 degrees, which made it the third-highest homer in the big leagues this season.
Just Surviving Logan Webb walked two and hit two of the first 10 batters he faced, and his pitch count was high early because of the poor command. But he managed to get through five, and with the way this team keeps coming back, he actually left with the score tied.
Webb was charged with five earned runs on six hits and three walks. He has a 5.23 ERA as he approaches the final couple weeks of his first full season.