Greek Giant

Jaylin Davis hit his first Major League home run, a walk-off in the bottom of the ninth, to propel the Giants to a stunning 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies. Jeff Samardzija pitches six shutout innings and left the game with a 1-0 lead.

Davis is the seventh Giant to make his first career round-tripper a walk-off, and the first since Fran Healy in 1971:

Steven Vogt also had two stolen bases.

Jaylin Davis’s struggles were no secret. We can thank Willie Mays for encouraging Davis and telling him to “relax and have a good time.” Davis was hitless in his previous fourteen at-bats and 3 for 31 in thirteen games so far this season. His homer went over the center field wall with conviction and appeared to have come off a breaking pitch.

Last night a good time was had by all.