Quest for Three: Peavy, Giants get beat up by Royals

The Giants drop game two of the World Series and will return home Friday. Photo by Tami Benedict
The Giants drop game two of the World Series and will return home Friday. (Tami Benedict/ Xpress Magazine)

In Game 2 of the World Series, the Giants saw how hard they were going to have to play in order to claim their third World Series win. The Giants lost to the Royals last night, 7-2, tying the series 1-1.

The Giants started off on the right foot when Gregor Blanco, the leadoff hitter, hit a solo home run, giving the Giants an early lead. But after Tuesday’s game, the Royals were set on vengeance.

In the first inning, Billy Butler singled, allowing Lorenzo Cain to score, tying the game early. The Royals’ revenge did not stop there though. In the second inning, Alcides Escobar doubled, giving the Royals the lead.

The Giants came back though, and tied it up in the fourth when Brandon Belt doubled on a line drive to right field, scoring Pablo Sandoval.

Jake Peavy was roughed up by the Royals and saw his final pitch in the sixth inning after allowing two runners on base with no outs. Peavy pitched five innings with six hits, two balls, one strikeout, and four earned runs. The torture continued for the Giants when Jean Machi entered the game. With two on and no outs, Machi gave up one run when Billy Butler singled on a line drive to left field, giving the Royals a 3-2 lead.

Later in the sixth Hunter Strickland entered the game and the torture continued. Salvador Perez doubled and after, Omar Infante hit a two run homer off of Strickland, giving the Royals the lead by 7-2.

Tim Lincecum finally made his post season appearance in the seventh inning of tonight’s game. Lincecum pitched 1.2 innings giving up no hits, no walks, and two strikeouts.

As for batting, Posey and Sandoval went 1-4, while Michael Morse and Blanco went 1-3.

The Giants could not catch up to the Royals in the last few innings, dropping the ball and tying the series with the Royals. They will return home to AT&T Park on Friday night for Game 3 of the World Series with game time at 5:07 p.m. Tim Hudson will start for the Giants in their quest to win their third World Series title.