Monday, June 5, 2017

Shark Attack

SF 7  MIL 2
Jeff Samardzija overpowered a potent Brewers lineup tonight in Miller Park, at one point he retired 19 in a row. The big righty bounced back from a stinker last time and delivered one of his best starts of the season, especially when you consider it was on the road against a good team. He threw a season-high 119 pitches and struck out 10 in 7-2/3 IP. The Giants made it a laugher late but The Shark was the difference tonight. Belt, Posey, and Nunez all had two hits; Strickland and Melancon did their jobs, the closer got it done with six pitches. A great win, something much too infrequent this season!



M.C. O'Connor said...

Does it seem like the Giants are the worst baserunning team in the universe?

nomisnala said...

They sure make extra outs on the base paths. Milwaukee's second run was kind of a rule book
gift. The shark started off shaky, and then just settled down to be the pitcher we had hoped that he would be. This was one of the few games that I actually thought the giants may have gotten the overall better balls and strikes calls from the umpire. We had a lead in those last two losses to the lowly phillies and found a was to lose. At least we were able to take the first game at Milwaukee. Wouldn't it be nice if we could now send Milwaukee into a tail spin. Still hoping beyond hope that the giants will put together a nice long win streak. So far this season I have been relatively disappointed with Matt Moore. I expected better.

M.C. O'Connor said...

Yeah I thought Samardz was the flaky, inconsistent one. Shark's been the best on the staff! Moore needs to step up.