Wednesday, May 8, 2013

"The Trouble" Is Not With the Starters

At least not today.  The Giants avoided a sweep with a 10th inning score today after a strong 7 innings from today's starter, Barry Zito.  Zito's line: 7 innings, 4 hits, 1 run on a home run, 101 pitches.  That home run was by a guy who used to be a Giant, Kevin Frandsen.  However, the Giants got a home run from a guy who used to be a Phillie, Hunter Pence.

The Giants were up 3-1 going into the 9th after a scoreless 8th from Santiago Casilla and Jeremy Affeldt.  Sergio Romo blew a save opportunity in the 9th, and that is not good.  Jimmy Rollins doubled, then went to third on a pop out to right.  Michael Young walked.  Utley singled for an rbi and then the other Young, Delmon, sacrificed him home.  Javier Lopez shut down the Phils in the 10th.   Then, with Antonio Bastardo on the mound, Buster Posey, hitting for Brandon Belt, singled.  Joaquin Arias bunted him to second, and then he went to third on a wild pitch.  Crawford walked, Quiroz struck out, and then Andres Torres singled for the gwrbi.  Zito picked up another rbi himself, and Scutaro had three hits.

So, life looks better with a Giant victory.  Tim was not good, and Madison not up to snuff, but then again, we got an excellent performance from Matt and Barry.  Vogey up next, and that will be against the tough Atlantans.


M.C. O'Connor said...

Hey, we both had something to say today! Awesome. The more the merrier. Let's get the rest of those guys going. Whaddya say, guys?

Zo said...

Plus: Antonio Bastardo! The guy should be a Shakespearean actor. Or character.

M.C. O'Connor said...

My name Antonio Bastardo.

You killed my father.

Prepare to die.