Monday, May 30, 2016

Flat Giants Fall to Braves

5-3 loss in Atlanta
The Giants could not solve Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz nor relievers Ian Krol and Hunter Cervenka. Fabulous monikers all, something you might expect on Euro 2016 football jerseys, but they delivered eight innings of 3-hit ball for the home squad. Brandon Belt launched a solo homer--that was it. 100-mph closer Arodys Vizcaino was more the Giants speed--they sent seven to the plate against him in the 9th and eked out two runs to make the final score a little more respectable. 'Arodys' is a seriously cool name. Jeff Samardzija, who sounds like a teammate of the three above, did not bring it today. By GameScore (39) this was the worst of his 11 starts in orange and black. Just about a month ago he gave up five runs in five innings against the Padres. In the 38-1/3 IP over the next five starts The Shark allowed only six runs total.

Braves win their 15th game against 35 losses. That's .300 ball, the worst in baseball.

Jake Peavy tomorrow.



1 comment:

Brother Bob said...

I'm glad Chris Stratton did well in his ML debut. 3 up and 3 down with 2 Ks. Blackburn had another strong start down on the farm. The right-hander went seven innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk plus eight Ks.