Tense game, many moments of hope and dashed hopes. Giants needed a win and did not get one. Madison Bumgarner pitched well, Zack Greinke pitched better. Madison's line: 7 IP, 108 pitches, 2 runs, earned, 8 scattered hits, 1 BB, 1 hr. Greinke: 7 1/3 IP, 114 pitches, 1 run, earned, only 5 hits, 1 BB. 2 -1 was the final score.
Giants hits went to Pagan, who looked pretty good at the plate; Duffy, who netted the lone rbi; Belt; Posey and Blanco in a pinch hitting role. Gonzalez collected the first rbi and Pederson hit a solo shot in the 7th. Giants have 30 games left to play, and are now beyond the point where they can control their fate - they have to get some help from other teams. I knew that we had picked up De Aza, and knew he was in the game, but on the radio, I kept hearing "Piazza" which is about right for how the game went. He did not do us much good, although De Aza got burned on a bad strike call, and Bochy got tossed as a result. The pitch was clearly well outside.
Tomorrow is scheduled to be tough, Leake against Kershaw, and then on to Colorado. At least they have some extra people.