Another loss to cellar-dwelling scum. We have most of our hitters, but with the chances they had (and there were plenty) they did nothing. The Giants faced Hyn-Jin Ryu, who relies on his change-up on a night that he could not throw it for a strike. The Giants managed 8 hits on the night, but only one run, Joaquin Arias scoring on an Andres Torres double, only to come up hurt with a strained hamstring. The Giants AGAIN wasted beautiful pitching from Madison Bumgarner, who pitched, ill-advisedly, into the 8th inning.
Maddy only gave up one hit through 5 innings, but it was a home run to Yasiel Puig. He got the second hit, too, in the 6th inning but was stranded. In the 7th, Maddy kept the ball down but gave up 2 singles. He got through that inning with no runs scored, but it fell apart in the 8th. Nick Punto doubled and then went to third on Maddy's errant throw to first base that pulled Marco Scutaro off the bag, vertically, by about 3 feet. George Kontos came in, and BANG! the game was out of hand on two pitches. Final score, 3-1. What's more, Pagan will need surgery may be out the rest of the season. Chad Gaudin goes on the DL, so Mike Kickham will be our starter tomorrow.
I leave you with the question, what's worse, to lose to the scum-suckers, or to the worst team in the major leagues?