Monday, June 7, 2010

All the arrows in the quiver

Buster Posey not only started and played the whole game at catcher, he got two hits and threw out Joey Votto at second base as part of a strikeout-double play in the 7th inning. Juan Uribe had two 2-RBI singles, one in the 3rd and one in the 7th, the last one putting the Giants ahead for good. Freddy Sanchez had two hits and another walk. This guy's career walk rate is 4.8 % (144 in 3021 PA), yet he's working at nearly a 13% clip in 2010, with 10 walks in 18 games played (80 PA). Even Pat Burrell got two hits and scored a run. Barry Zito didn't pitch well (Game Score 34), but he had a two-out 2-RBI single in the 2nd to open the scoring. Andres Torres struck out twice, but he had a hit and a walk and made an impressive catch in the outfield in the 9th inning. Pablo Sandoval was on base twice and scored twice. The real heroes, though, were the middle relievers, as Sergio Romo, Santiago Casilla, and Guillermo Mota gave the team 2-1/3 IP with 4 K and no hits.

It took a total team effort tonight, but the Giants prevailed against a good club (33-25).

Matt Cain tomorrow night.


UPDATE 0739 Tuesday: Mychael Urban of CSN Bay Area says Mark DeRosa is "all but done" for the year. (h/t Hardball Talk)

First-round pick (#24) is NOT a pitcher! He's Gary Brown, an outfielder from Cal State Fullerton. The Titans are headed to the Super Regionals after smoking through the first round. You could get a look at him this Friday on ESPN2 in the matchup vs. no. 6 UCLA.


Bob said...

Anybody else feeling the love for Freddy yet?

M.C. O'Connor said...

The guy's a much better ballplayer than I expected. I like his fielding quite a bit and he looks like a good baserunner, too. Funny how our new Oldsters like FSanchez and Huff are clearly better than our old Oldsters like Rowand and Molina.

Anonymous said...

A lot of people seem to not like Gary but he really looks like he could be good for the team, he is fast, great range, possible pop, but a lot of people forget that he'll use that speed on the basepaths. I am very glad we passed on Cox (tee hee) because he's a little on the heavy side, no power, expensive, etc. I have hope for Gary.