Monday was the Giants home opener with the D-backs. Giants wore their cream color uniforms. D-backs wore their gray uniforms. Matt Moore was given the honor of opening the office. The national anthem was sung by The Schuyler Sister from the Broadway musical Hamilton. The ceremonial first pitch was thrown out by the Owens family. Ryan Owens was killed in action over seas. There was also a moment of silence for Katey Freeny and all Giants employees/players who have passed away. Katy Freeny was an MLB executive and long time Giants fan.
Bottom of 1st: Denard Span gets the hitting started with a sharp line drive double to center field. With Hunter Pence batting, Span takes 3rd base on a wild pitch. Buster Posey is hit in the head by a pitch. He exits the game and is replaced by Nick Hundley.
Top of the 2nd: D-backs get their hitting going.
Bottom of the 3rd: Brandon Belt with a 2 out walk. Pence gets a ground ball single to right field.
Bottom of the 4th: Brandon Crawford with a sharp liner to left field for a double. Joe Panik and Jarrett Parker with a 1 out walk to fill the pond ( bases loaded ). Matt Moore reaches on a fielder’s choice. Crawford, Panik and Parker score on 2 different throwing errors. 3-0 Giants. Belt with a 2 out walk.
Top of the 5th: D-backs the to the YARD ( Homrun ) to finally get on the board. 3-1 Giants. Bottom of the 5th: Eduardo Nunez with a 2 out single.
Bottom of the 6th: Parker with a ground ball single to start the inning.
Bottom of the 7th: Pence with a ground ball double to left field. Crawford gets an RBI sac fly scoring Pence. 4-1 Giants.
Bottom of the 8th: Chris Marrero replaces Parker. Gorkys Hernandez replaces Moore.
Top of the 9th: Mark Melancon gets the office keys to lock up. Hernandez remains in the game at left field. D-backs double starts the inning. Lights out on a lineout ( 1 out ). Pop out shuts the door ( 2 outs ). Fly out locks the door ( 3 outs ). BALL GAME!!