Friday, August 29, 2014

Vogie, Giants Throttle Brewers

Ryan Vogelsong kept the Brewers quiet for seven innings, giving up only two runs on four hits and one walk while striking out seven. It was his sixth start of the month and his best since his two-hitter in New York on the first. Vogie wasn't content with studly pitching--after a dose of chin music from Brewers starter Wily Peralta to lead off the 2nd he roped a liner to right to and eventually scored. It was an impressive nine-pitch battle that oozed with grit and VSC. The Giants were up 3-0 after the 1st and scored in the next four innings as well, pounding out 19 hits on the night. Buster Posey had five all by himself including a triple. Joe Panik had four and Angel Pagan and Hunter Pence banged out three apiece. Gregor Blanco had three RBIs, two on a homer, his second in two nights. Mike Morse was on base three times via a HBP, walk, and single. The only starter without a hit was Brandon Crawford but he did manage a walk and also drove in a run. George Kontos got the last six outs with a minimum of fuss. It was a complete rout--the final was 13-2.

It was a great night for the Giants. We've been hoping to see a playoff-caliber team emerge here in crunch time as every series from this point forward is crucial. Tonight they looked like champions against a tough foe. By the way that's five good starts in a row, one for each guy. Let's hope they can keep that going.

Jake Peavy goes tomorrow night.




nomisnala said...

Should the giants go to a six man rotation for the remainder of the season? Trying not to tare down those arms.

Zo said...

Meanwhile, the doggers lost to the pudres in 12 and used 8 pitchers to do so.

Brother Bob said...

I'm worried- the Giants went 3 consecutive innings at the end without scoring. Also, I'm afraid Blanco's going to start trying to pull everything and hit it out. And Posey's legs are going to wear out from all the baserunning he's had to do lately. No more triples Buster! What were you thinking?

ogc obsessivegiantscompulsive said...

Yeah, I've been thinking a run like we had in 2010 would sure do a lot for putting us back in the lead. Gotta start somewhere, I'll take 5 in a row.

I've been agitating for a 6-man for a while now, and with Petit going well and Lincecum sounding like he's getting the kinks out already, maybe it's time?

Or at least rotate out one starter to give him some rest, while slotting the prior skipped starter in.

I like that, how about Putres?

Keep it going Giants!

JC Parsons said...

I think we ride the Petit pony until it dies. He deserves his chance. Also, I don't think I want to reduce the chance of more MadBum starts, so I stick with 5. This means it is time for Bullpen Tim. As I have said before, this is not Barry Zito over again. Timmeh's makeup gives him a real chance as a reliever, which is rather rare now a days. Of couse, his ridiculous lack of command makes a bullpen job scary indeed, but I figure he's screwed if he can't throw strikes anytime he pitches. So what the hell, time is running out. Petit kept up his end of the deal, now Lincecum has to step up. All I want is a hold, or two. Is that really asking too much?
Meanwhile, the story of the season is quietly becoming Joe Panik. (Hopefully it will end up about another Herculean Posey post season, no offense Joe). He looks so confident recently. Hard to believe we gave some starts to fecking Dan Uggla. Yeck.

M.C. O'Connor said...

Tim's thrown a no-hitter in each of the last two seasons. Maybe he can become a sort of hybrid starter/reliever. Would be a shame to use him for 50-60 innings per year. Certainly Petit deserves another shot or two starting, just seems like Tim's got some starts left in him, too. A few key relief appearances to get his mojo back and then . . . ?