Tuesday, May 31, 2016

3rd inning: 15-3

4-0 win in Atlanta
Jake Peavy celebrated his 35th birthday with a major heaping of Veteran Savvy Clutchness, throwing seven scoreless innings of one-hit baseball. Not to mention showing even more VSC with a clutch hit and savvy baserunning in the 6th to score the only run that mattered. The Giants eked and squeaked and finally got a breakthrough in the 8th to make a 1-0 contest a no-contest. But the story was Jake Peavy having his best outing (by Game Score) since August 30th, 2014. Sure, it's the Braves. They've only won FIVE games at home this year. But good news and positive developments are always welcome. If the Giants can get adequate 4th/5th starter stuff from Jake Peavy that's a boon for the ballclub. Oh, and Denard Span had another great game.

1st inning: 8-10
2nd inning: 10-8
3rd inning: 15-3
Giants go 21-8 in May after a 12-13 April. I do believe the 15-3 seasonal inning is the best since I've started keeping track. I'm too tired to double-check that, but I will, though! We've got journalistic standards to uphold around here. Regardless, it's a ridiculous inning.

Albert Suarez gets his shot to start tomorrow.




M.C. O'Connor said...

The Giants opened the 2003 season 15-3. But I wasn't blogging then!

The Giants had a 3-15 inning in 2013.

I've been doing this "innings" thing since 2010.

Brother Bob said...

They've been terrific lately and I love to see Peavy do so well. Maybe they should pretend every day he starts is his birthday.
Chris Heston had a rather crappy start last night. One River Cat who is looking good is Gorkys Hernandez. I suspect he'll get a turn at the Show before the year is out.

nomisnala said...

Please let the giants avoid the June Swoon. The July Swoon, the August Swoon, the September swoon, and the October swoon.

M.C. O'Connor said...

I missed the end of last night's game, thank the gods. Suarez did his job. Unfortunately the 'pen couldn't do theirs. But I have to think the offense should have piled on the runs. It was the Braves, after all. Should have been 6-3 in the 9th, not 4-3.

Brother Bob said...

Lincecum will start tonight in Tacoma.

nomisnala said...

On Wednesday's game after Pence out of the game, the first hit vs. Suarez, should have been an easy out instead of a triple. Parker did not see the ball, it was his, and Span came over, gloved it on the run, but could not hold onto the ball. Although Span has been a decent and serviceable player, he has not been that great either. His speed has been less than advertised, and his fielding to me, is no better than Pagan's. Perhaps even worse. He is a tough at bat, ala Aoki. One of the giants secrets to success has been getting a lot of pitches out of the opposition starters. Panik and Duffy have not been able to get hits to fall that often this year. The giants now will need to hold their own without Pagan and Pence. Barring the splits, Blanco's numbers are very similar to Pagan's minus the two dingers. However, it is good to have one of these guys on the bench. Posey, a career 300 plus hitter with runners in scoring position, has been fairly bad this season. I keep waiting for Posey, Panik and Duffy (13 RBI), to come out of their slumps. The May starting pitching stats, were crazy good. The Dodgers still have plenty of injuries so it is a good time for the giants to continue to build their lead. The Dbacks seem to be a flawed team, and the Rockies still could make a run. The Padres are very far behind, and unless they have a month like the giants had in May, it is unlikely they will do anything. Now I am hoping that someone can light a fire under Parker and Williamson, so the giants can continue to play with confidence.

M.C. O'Connor said...

Today the Giants were 1-for-10 with RISP but had three 2-run homers. So those were clutch hits but because the runner was on first each time they aren't "RISP" situations!

Like I've said before one guy I don't worry about is Buster. Losing Pence is a blow, but I like that Parker is getting a chance. And Pence will be there for the big post-ASB push.

Like you said earlier, no "swoons" please. They won't play .700 every month but they can certainly avoid the sub-.500 months/innings. They just have to be steady and grind it out. With the starters performing well that should be do-able.