"With bases loaded, your job is to try to somehow get on base so you'll drive in the run. So I was just trying to get a pitch up because I knew a sac fly would do," said Conger, who entered on defense in the ninth after catcher Chris Iannetta was replaced by a pinch runner. "I just went up there trying to battle him."
"It says a lot about J.B. and a lot about the team," Conger said. "Obviously, it had to be kind of a shock for him to get sent down toward the end of spring training. The team knows there's big shoes to fill, as far as Hamilton goes. So he comes up here and plays with a chip on his shoulder, and tonight he did an awesome job."
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