Sunday, April 24, 2016

Weekend Split

5-4 loss in SF
Jake Peavy pitched well and drove in two in yesterday's game to lead the team to a 7-2 win. Today Matt Cain, despite ten hits and four runs, showed some improvement over the last two starts. A misplay by Angel Pagan led to a run in the 6th and ultimately to Cain being pulled. A little luck in the 5th, maybe the Marlins don't get that run either, and it's a different start. As it was the Giants took Matty off the hook by tying the game only to lose it later. I'm hoping what we saw from Peavy on Saturday is what we are going to see soon from Cain. It's extended Spring Training, right? He's just not ready. Yet. Neither were the Giants, today. Many, too many, way too many blown chances this afternoon. Angel Pagan got thrown out at home in the 5th, and hit into a double play with the bases loaded in the 8th. A 1-2-3 double play which meant the tying run didn't score! If you need a goat, you could pick Angel. Miami was 0-7 with runners in scoring position, but had two big homers including the go-ahead blast in the 8th off Josh Osich. Dee Gordon got a chance to run wild, stealing two in the 3rd inning which led to a run. The third out of that inning came on a caught stealing (Christian Yelich).

A weird game. An unsatisfying game. It really felt like the Giants were going to win when they tied it in the 6th and again when they loaded the bases in the 8th. Ugh. Shoulda beena sweep.

MadBum takes on the Padres tomorrow night.




Zo said...

A sweep would have started to take the bad taste of the losses out of our mouths. The best you can say for winning the series is that it is directionaly correct. Sort of like getting laid after a long dry spell, but not by someone whom you'd prefer. Have to tip your cap to the Peave, though. I have had a hard time warming up to the guy, but he put on the defensive fielding play of the game, made clutch hits and threw a heck of game, and just when we needed it.

steveb said...

Perfect simile! With Bumgarner, Cueto, and Samardzija coming up against the Padres, they ought to be able to keep the winning trend going, maybe even a sweep to add momentum.

M.C. O'Connor said...

Timmy news.