Friday, September 6, 2013

Home Cooking Comes Up Short

The Giants, fresh off a power surge in San Diego of all places, can't find that groove again and fall to the Diamondbacks. The guys seemed to hit the ball hard and have some good at-bats against Trevor Cahill, but the sequencing didn't work out. Gerardo Parra threw out two guys at the plate, one was called safe, though, gifting the Giants a run. Ryan Vogelsong looked great through four but could not get the last out of the fifth. Paul Goldschmidt got two hits, neither of which left the yard, but they were the difference. Pablo Sandoval hit an amazing ball that hit the wall in right-center and had to settle for a triple--of course that's a homer in every other park. It's nice to see him swinging the bat well and looking good in the field. If he can stay in shape in the off-season he could be an MVP candidate in 2014.

Heath Hembree threw 13 pitches, eight for strikes. Let's see more of that guy.




Brother Bob said...

It makes me a little crazy to be reminded just how good the Panda can be. Why can't he remember what it is that works and stop regressing to a flailng joke half the time?

Zo said...

By my calcs, if the Giants won every game from now on, and the doggers lost every game, we could still wind up in first. Arizona would probably have to lose every game not against the doggers. I'm not betting on it.