No de­ci­sion

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

James Shields has been known through­out his ca­reer as Big Game James. On Wed­nes­day against the de­fend­ing World Se­ries cham­pion San Fran­cisco Giants, it was Five Frames James. The San Diego Padres’ ace left with a 1-0 lead af­ter throw­ing 96 pitches in five in­nings, and the bullpen promptly gave up the lead, with the Giants win­ning 7-1. Bran­don Belt hit a ty­ing solo home run in the sixth in­ning and Buster Posey hit a go-ahead, two-run dou­ble in the sev­enth for the Giants. “I was still good to go,” said Shields, adding he un­der­stood man­ager Pat Mur­phy’s de­ci­sion. “I had plenty more in the tank. I’ve been in that sit­u­a­tion plenty of times in my ca­reer and I def­i­nitely had more in the tank.” Mur­phy said it was a com­bi­na­tion of pitch count and Shields labour­ing in a few in­nings.

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