Sunday, September 15, 2019

An ugly win is still a win!

SF 2  MIA 1
The Giants put on a display of offensive ineptitude again today but they managed to prevail over the equally-pathetic Marlins. Good work from the bullpen saved the home squad from embarrassment, with Tyler Rogers getting three outs on ten pitches, and Will Smith returning to close it out. Mauricio Dubon gave the Giants early hope with a solo shot, but an Evan Longoria throwing error led to the tying run against hard-luck reliever Burch Smith. The winning rally featured singles by Yaz and Belt who both moved up on a wild pitch. After a walk to Longo and a whiff from Vogt reliever Ryan Stanek threw another wild pitch and Yaz scampered home. It's a win, I'll take it, but damn it is a discouraging thing to watch. The Giants have scored 254 runs at home in 75 games (3.39 rpg) and that's why they are 33-42 there. Johnny Cueto pitched well again (5 IP, 0 R) and that feels good.

It is a blessed travel day tomorrow and--another blessing--the boys go on the road, this time to Boston. They'll have to hit better there. Logan Webb gets the ball on Tuesday at 4:10 p.m. Pacific.




Ron said...

At a Conference in Minneapolis, got to see the Twind beat the White Sox, 5-3, last night. Target Field is pretty cool. Got to see a cameo by Romo. He started the 9th, gave up an HR on the first pitch, whiffed a guy, & got pulled. Tyler Rogers got the last 2 outstanding for the Save. Minneapolis is a nice place, too ... never been out of the Airport, until this trip.

M.C. O'Connor said...

Remember when we (foolishly it turned out) planned a trip to Minneapolis to see the Giants in the '87 World Series?