Giants rookie plays hero with unique hit

A member of the San Francisco Giants in a jersey before the game between the Houston Astros and the San Francisco Giants at Minute Maid Park on May 02, 2023 in Houston, Texas.
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The San Francisco Giants are a team that has started playing some solid baseball in recent weeks.

They have been propelled in large part by the heroics of their two rookies, catcher Patrick Bailey and infielder Casey Schmidt.

San Francisco pulled off a come-from-behind victory over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night, and Bailey played the hero for the team.

It was a squeeze play in the top of the eighth inning.

After falling behind 4–0 in the seventh, the Giants rallied to tie the game at four.

But Bailey bunted and placed it perfectly, which gave enough time for Mitch Haniger to head over to score the goal.

NBCS, the TV home of the Giants, posted a video of the moment on Twitter.

The moment came with one out and two runners on.

Bailey sneaked the go-ahead run at the plate against Rockies reliever Justin Lawrence.

This was enough for the Giants to pull away with another win and go a game above the .500 mark, while keeping them 5.5 games behind the Arizona Diamondbacks in first place in the NL West.

Bailey returned from Triple-A in May and made his debut against the Miami Marlins.

The former 2020 first-round draft pick is hitting .309 with two home runs and 14 RBI in his first 55 at-bats of the season and also has an OPS of .866.

Bailey is also reaching on base at an impressive .321 clip to start his career.

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