Thursday, April 13, 2017

0 for......68?

I think that's what I heard on the radio.  Can that be right, that the Giants are 0 for their last 68 games in which they were behind after the 8th inning?  We all know about when the Giants were ahead after the 8th inning, and wound up losing, but they haven't been able to come back once in that long a time?  Jeez.

No win to blow tonight, they were never ahead.  Without Brandon Crawford or Buster Posey, they only managed to score 1 run.  They gave up 3 but 3 was plenty on a night when the offense is AWOL.  Giants lose, 3 - 1.  Madison Bumgarner pitched 6 innings, gave up 3 runs and struck out 8.  Trevor Story hit a home run.  The Giants only had 5 hits, they did not bunch them up.  In the 9th, there was hope.  The Giants loaded the bases with 1 out on 2 infield singles and a walk, but, well, you read the title.  Nunez GIDP.  Greg Holland has 6 saves already this year.  The Giants don't have 6 victories.


Russian River said...

Once.....Just Once, would it be too much to ask for the Giants to come up with a clutch hit to win a game? Bases loaded and only one out. I'd even take a sac fly and then take my chances with the score 3-2 and two outs. Perhaps all those bullets the boys are hitting will start to find a hole. Will the baseball Gods ever smile upon us and give us f.....g break? The season is young and I HAVE to believe that things will change.

M.C. O'Connor said...

That sucked!

M.C. O'Connor said...

But, one must look for the positives. The Giants had a rally and Nunez hot the ball hard, just got unlucky. Bum pitched well, he's had three good starts. From the AP story at ESPN:

"All you can do is control what you can control. You go out there and do your job," Bumgarner said. "And at the end of the day, if you can keep your team in the game and give them a chance to win, that's all you can do. There's no need to add any unneeded pressure on yourself."

I think the Giants need Gillaspie's bat in the lineup. I always thought Nunez would be the best choice in LF, apparently he's really bad out there, odd for such a guy, don't you think, a slick middle infielder who can play 3B? Alas, I digress. Health will return to Posey, Parker will start to hit, Belt will too and soon I hope, and the Giants will ride the good starts to victories.


M.C. O'Connor said...

That's "hit" the balll hard.

campanari said...

Well, Grant Brisbee found a video showing Nunez being bad in LF, but his stats for the short time he played the OF aren't so awful. The guy has learned to play a nifty third base rather quickly, and I do not believe he couldn't learn to play LF at least better than Morse or Burrell. Also, the organization started Hwang in LF yesterday, uneventfully (4 flies, 4 catches). We may not have to wait for Parker to stop waving his bat like a Harry Potter wand in hopes of a hit; Hwang is hitting pretty well in Sacramento, as is Slater, and Heathcott very well in hit-suppressing Richmond.