Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Blach Belt

I'm getting giddy.  The Giants won their 5th in a row, beating the doggers in a typical, low-scoring AT&T nail biter, 2 - 1.

Except, it wasn't that much of a nail biter.  That's because Ty Blach, young Madbum replacement, was in command for much of the game.  He had a few moments of concern.  In the 4th, Turner was at third after a Hernandez double with 1 out, but Christian Arroyo astutely nailed Turner at home and Blach induced a ground ball out to end the inning.  Then, in the 6th, after a lone home run to Chris Taylor, Gutierrez singled, working his way to 3rd before Blach retired the side on a Puig fly-out.  I think that was it for dogger runners in scoring position, though.  Ty threw 8 innings, struck out 4 and walked 2.  Derek Law threw a 1-2-3 9th.

Brandon Belt was the offensive hero, with a solo shot to left center in the 4th, and then scoring the Giants 2nd run in the bottom of the 6th on a Brandon Crawford single.  That is now 10 consecutive Giants home runs with no one on base.   That's amazing!  The Giants have 5 wins in a row!  That's also amazing!  Kershaw versus Cueto tomorrow.


M.C. O'Connor said...

You forgot Strickland pitched the 8th, gave up two hits but got a DP from Corey Seager. But yeah, the kid was great. Very nice start. It was good to see Law get a quick save for once!

Giants got 11 hits and were 1-12 with RISP!! That's our boys.

Zo said...

The paper says 12 solo home runs in a row. I have to wonder if that is a record.

M.C. O'Connor said...

Team OBP of .291 (28th of 30) has a lot to do with it! Not to mention that 32 team HR is dead LAST. But you'd think we might get a two-run shot once in a while. Belt's grand slam is his only bomb with men on.