Monday, April 6, 2015

One In The Books

I guess the diamondbacks won't be serving beer this season.  They lost their opener.  I don't know, maybe they can pop bottlecaps by sliding the roof over them somehow.  Anyway, they don't seem to have enough fan support to open during the day.  The Giants won.  Not by much, as it turned out.  Madison Bumgarner, hero of 2014 and all around cool guy, was on the mound.  He pitched well, very well.  Seven strong, 93 pitches, 1 run and 6 hits.  3 strikeouts.  The Giants got a bunch of hits!  3 for Panik and Pagan.  2 each for Aoki, McGehee, and Crawford, and Matt Duffy pitched in 1 in a pinch hitting role.  The defensive side of the 8th was a mess, as we sent 4 pitchers to the plate and gave up 4 runs.  Santiago Casilla pitched damn well for the save.  Giants win, 5 - 4.


M.C. O'Connor said...

Always nice to get the first one in the books!

Lousy news about Cain. Looks like we wont get to see him at the Home Opener.

Looks like the seven starter thing is in full swing.

obsessivegiantscompulsive said...

So far only six starters. Bochy noted that he prefers using Petit as long relief right now, so it's either moving up Lincecum to take Cain's spot, or calling up Heston to make a spot start.

I can see them calling up Heston to take the one start, then sending him back down, as Peavy is expected to make his next start, so then Vogie could get an extra day rest and take over Cain after that, until Cain is ready.