Thursday, May 25, 2017

Cubs Club Giants

Today's 5-1 loss in Chicago came a little too soon after last night's 5-4 loss for my taste. I was still hungover from that gut-wrenching game and I didn't need another disappointment. Ah well, another wasted start from--get this--team ace Jeff Samardzija who was mostly effective in his gangly strong-armed way. He even whacked a double and gave the Giants a good chance to get a run but the lineup failed to get it done. Today the Giants hit some balls hard and had some bad luck but that matters not anymore. This team needs to hit the ball in key spots and they just don't do it consistently enough or with sufficient power. Mostly they just make too many outs: the team OBP is .288, tied for last with the Royals.

The Cubs not only blasted the ball (10 homers in the four games) but played superbly in the field. Their defense is as good as advertised. Giants are now 11-12 for the month of May.

Matt Cain tomorrow at home against the Braves. GO GIANTS!



Ron said...

Is Brad Hand the Giants' next Jeremy Affeldt / Javier Lopez all wrapped into one Pitcher? Hmmm ...

M.C. O'Connor said...

He'd be perfect. It's really up to the trade chips--do the Giants have any?

M.C. O'Connor said...

Giants release Kyle Blanks. Sure thought that guy might be a diamond-in-the-rough. Injuries derailed his talent and opportunity over the years. Makes you appreciate guys who last in the bigs and stay healthy even if they are 'marginal' players.

Dodgers picked up Chris Heston off waivers. He goes to the 40-man as Scott Kazmir was put on the 60-day DL. We play the Dodgers again in what looks like 61 days (July 28). Just trying to figure if he'll pitch against us!