The Giants scored three wild runs on a swinging bunt, good fortune and Jarrett Parker's hustle
The Giants' home opener against the D-backs on Monday afternoon at AT&T Park featured a fourth-inning sequence you don't see very often -- if ever.
With one out, San Francisco loaded the bases with pitcher
Just like that, three runs scored -- the last of which coming in large part due to
After the game, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said to MLB.com's Chris Haft of that sequence:
"We call them RTIs -- runs thrown in."
As for Parker:
"In that moment, I was watching the ball," Parker said. "I didn't have time to look at the third-base coach (Phil Nevin) in that situation, so I was reacting to what I saw. I round second and after that I watch Joe (Panik). Once I make sure he's going home, I round third hard."
Let this be a reminder that if you put the ball in play, good things can happen. You just don't necessarily know how they'll happen.