WP M. Herges (3-2) 2/3IP 0H 0R 0ER 0BB 1SO 0HR 2.87 ERA
|September 2, 2003
LP A. Bernero (0-2) 1IP 1H 1R 1ER 1BB 1SO 1HR 4.29 ERA
S T. Worrell (33) 1IP 0H 0R ER 0BB 1SO 0HR 2.24 ERA
Twenty-three year old Kevin Correia was summoned again to start in
place of the injured Dustin Hermanson. This time, Correia went against
former closer, Jose Jimenez.
The Giants got on the board first, as Barry Bonds got two nice standing
ovations in his first at-bat at Pac Bell Park after the passing of his
father, once when he was announced, and the second time when he
doubled off the left field wall. Benito Santiago grounded out to move
Bonds to third, and that brought birthday boy, Rich Aurilia, to the
plate. Aurilia singled for his forty-eighth RBI by driving Bonds in.
Larry Walker single-handedly tied the game with a solo jack in the
fifth, which was also the first hit Correia gave up.
The rookie got into a jam in the sixth as Chris Stynes hit a one out
double to left centerfield. With the two Colorado hot hitters due up,
Correia was tested. He continued to own Todd Helton by getting him to
flyout to shallow left, and then proceeded to leave the game on a good
note by fanning Jay Payton.
Jason Christiansen came in for relief in the seventh for one-third of
an inning and was replaced by Matt Herges after giving up two singles
to Rene Reyes and Gregg Zaun.
In the bottom of the seventh, the Giants jumped ahead as Pedro Feliz
led off the inning with a hot potato shot into the left field bleachers
against Adam Bernero.
Joe Nathan pitched a scoreless eighth, and Tim Worrell entered the game
in the ninth to collect his 33rd save of the season.
Game Notes: Rich Aurilia had his 20th career 4-hit game... Ray Durham
made a pinch-hitting appearance in the seventh and popped out, but
stayed in the game to play second base.
SFDugout.com’s Players of the Game: Happy Birthday, Rich Aurilia! A player delivers
every time it’s his birthday, and Aurilia wasn’t about to let this
opportunity pass him by. He celebrated his 32nd birthday bash with four
singles and an RBI. Pedro Feliz drove in what proved to be the game-
winning run, and Kevin Correia’s pitching cannot be overlooked. The
bullpen also did a great job in relief with three strong innings of
work in a tight ballgame.
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