Giants 4, Phillies 3, 10 inn.: Torres’ hit stops quirky streak of streaks

San Francisco Giants' Andres Torres drives in the winning run with a single against the Philadelphia Phillies in the 10th inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in San Francisco. San Francisco won 4-3. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

San Francisco Giants’ Andres Torres drives in the winning run with a single against the Philadelphia Phillies in the 10th inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in San Francisco. San Francisco won 4-3. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Winning a game to stop a losing streak — even a modest two-game skid — is always a good thing.

But  you might not realize how big Andres Torres’ game-winning single on Wednesday was.

I had been thinking that the Giants have been kind of streaky this year. But when I looked, I didn’t realize they were streaky in a funky way.

It started with ONE LOSS to the Chicago Cubs on April 12, which was followed by …

TWO CONSECUTIVE WINS, both over the Cubs on April 13-14, which was followed by …

THREE CONSECUTIVE LOSSES, in a sweep vs. the Brewers in April 16-18, which was followed by ….

FOUR CONSECUTIVE WINS, in a sweep of the Padres and a win over the Diamondbacks over April 19-22, which was followed by …..

FIVE CONSECUTIVE LOSSES, two losses to Diamondbacks and a sweep vs. the Padres after April 23-28, which was followed by …..

SIX CONSECUTIVE WINS, during consecutive sweeps of the Diamondbacks and Dodgers over April 30-May 5.

When the Giants dropped the first two games against the Phillies on Monday and Tuesday, I suddenly became worried that they might be on their way to a seven-game losing streak.

So thanks to Andres Torres for breaking the streak.

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