The Arizona Diamondbacks came into this one at 6-1 and as one of the hottest teams in baseball, and no one expected that. They also didn’t expect this — a swinging bunt by Giants’ pitcher Matt Moore with the bases loaded that produced three runs and plenty of hilarity.
It was Opening Day at AT&T Park, and Moore (eight innings, one run) came to the plate in the fourth trying to help his own cause. And that’s when things got all Little Leaguey.
How to clear the bases – without clearing the infield. pic.twitter.com/jY4xwKPXoH
— MLB (@MLB) April 10, 2017
Giants win, 4-1. They needed that — after starting the season 1-5 SF has won two straight and are starting to look like a contender. Buster Posey got beaned in the head but a later report said that he’s OK.
— Sports Insights (@SportsInsights) April 11, 2017
DBacks’ starter Taijuan Walker was involved in every aspect of the three-run shenanigans, as his errant throw home started the merry-go-round. He then couldn’t field catcher Jeff Mathis’ throw back to the plate on the second run, then applied the tag late on Paul Goldschmidt’s ensuing throw home.
Previously, the Giants uncorked this hilarity in the locker room: I’m told it’s a Hamilton joke.
— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) April 10, 2017
The play opened its national tour in San Francisco on March 23, and is playing there through August 5. From USA Today:
For those not up to date on Hamilton humor, the “And Peggy” is a running joke among fans at the sad lack of attention paid to the third and youngest Schuyler sister. The two other sisters, Angelica and Eliza, are the main love interests in Alexander Hamilton’s life, while Peggy is just Peggy. She has a handful of lines in the Schuyler sisters big musical number, (where she’s kind of a pill) and is never really seen again.