Friday, June 30, 2017

Top of Order Tops Bucs

Win, 13-5 @ PIT 

The Giants recorded their season high in hits (18, with all but 2 singles) and tied their high in runs (13) as they handily secured their fourth victory in a row.  This uncharacteristic outpouring of "O" was largely due to an amazing 10 of 14 from Span, Panik and Pence at the top of the order.  Denard may have had his finest game as a Giant with a 4-5 night: including a lead-off HR, 4 runs scored, a walk, and a stolen base.

On the pitching side, not much great to report.  JohnnyC (6-7) got the win but it wasn't very pretty. Eleven baserunners (3 of which scored) in only 5 full innings made it seem like he was always in trouble.  The key moment came in the bottom of the fifth with a 5-3 lead.  Cueto was visited by Bochy with runners on second and third, one out and he rose to the occasion to get the next two guys.

So, can we put together a bit of a winning streak?  Save a little face?  Get the f*ck out of the cellar, maybe??  Well, if we do win tomorrow, that would be a good sign considering Moore is the worst road pitcher in the MLB and we have won once in the last 7 Moore starts.

1 comment:

M.C. O'Connor said...

I liked seeing Belt swing the bat a little better, it was a good night for him. I like what Zo said: play like contenders. They may not BE contenders, but that doesn't matter at this point. Let's see some more wins!

That was Dan Slania's debut, and Ryder Jones' first hit. We wont see Joan Gregorio get a call-up this season as he's suspended for drugs.