Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Ty Ties Tribe - Ten!

Giants won tonight in a low scoring duel that lasted into extra inning, besting Cleveland, 2 - 1 in 10.  It was a well played game in spite of a Cleveland error by outfielder Brandon Guyer that led to the Giants first run.  Ty Blach on the mound for the Giants and an impressive youngster, Mike "Hippie" Clevinger on the mound for Cleveland.  They were a pretty good matchup.  Ty gave up a run in the 3rd on a single by USF's own Bradley Zimmer followed by a triple to Guyer.  Ty worked around his other hits, though, giving the Giants 7 innings on 106 pitches.  He gave up 7 hits, walked only 1 and struck out 3.  Meanwhile, Clevinger mostly had the Giants befuddled.  He threw 100 pitches in 6 innings, gave up only 3 hits, struck out 7 and walked 1.  In the 6th, Eduardo Nunez landed on 2nd after the error by Guyer, then was singled home by Buster Posey.  Nunez was the hero in the 10th, too, when Cleveland closer Cody Allen, pitching in his 2nd inning, gave up a double to Conor Gillaspie, who was replaced on the base paths by Kelby Tomlinson.  Denard Span bunted, and was safe to put Kelby at 3rd.  Nunez singled in the winning run.

It was, according to the tv, Nunez's first ever walk off hit.  Brandon Crawford won the ex-major league players' Heart and Hustle award, but was 0 for 4.  This game, though, was about pitching.   Ty was outstanding, as was Clevinger.  Hunter Strickland allowed no one on base in the 8th, and Sam Dyson only walked 1 in his 2 innings of work, picking up the W.   A win every now and then is nice, just for a change of pace.


M.C. O'Connor said...

I'm a big fan of wins. Let's see some more!!

Zo said...

Could Strickland be approaching competence? He seems like he has gone from looking good on some pitches to looking good for an inning. His era is now less than 2. He hasn't allowed more than 1 hit since June 15, and hasn't allowed a run since June 25, although he did walk 3 guys on July 1 (but did not allow a run in 1 1/3). That's no runs in his last 8 appearances.

M.C. O'Connor said...

Strickland's cut his homers and upped his strikeouts. His walks are a problem, but overall he's done OK. Apparently he is generating some trade interest. No one in the 'pen is untouchable, if a trade can create some opportunity to improve the team, fine. It may be good just to move some bodies around anyway as this particular bullpen combination hasn't gelled. I suppose hanging on to Dyson might be smart, he's certainly done well since he arrived.