Kevin Gausman vs. Shohei Ohtani lives up to the hype, then things get truly insane in extra-inning win
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On today's Locked On Giants podcast, host Ben Kaspick discusses the Giants' two-game series sweep against the Angels in Anaheim. In the second game, the Kevin Gausman vs. Shohei Ohtani matchup lived up to the hype, then things got truly wacky in a 9-3, 13-inning win. Mike Tauchman was one pitch away from an 0 for 6 with six-strikeouts, but he delivered a knockout three-run home run that might have saved his spot on the roster. Brandon Belt also got injured in this game, meaning LaMonte Wade Jr. could be recalled again.
In the first game, Anthony DeSclafani pitched another gem, and the offense erupted for four runs in the first inning. The Giants' offense is not built on "timely hitting." They're built on power and plate discipline. They're leading the majors in home runs. They don't follow conventional wisdom like "expand the zone with two strikes," and they're much better off for it. It's not a coincidence that Gabe Kapler's Giants are now 4
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