For the Giants on Tuesday, two young players stepped to the forefront. First it was young 1B Brett Pill whose family was sitting a few rows in front of us. Pill blasted a home run in his first major league at bat. Although we were rooting for the Padres, we couldn't help but feel good for his family who celebrated with "I can't believe it" smiles on their faces. They spent the next couple of innings calling friends and family on their cell phones. As a baseball fan, it was really cool to watch a career launch in front of our eyes. Giants pitcher Eric Surkamp, summoned from AAA Fresno earlier that day to make his first major league start, pitched five innings and got the win for the Giants.
Pictures below are from the Wednesday, 09/07/2011, game.
|Will Venable celebrating his lead-off home run|
|Way to go Will!|
|Puffy hair Panda|
|Sandoval touches 'em all|
|Pill's second MLB homerun|
|Pill and SF fans celebrating|
|Rizzo pulls into third on an Andy Parrino single|