Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Tydy Win in Detroit

Especially, if by tydy, you mean that the Giants almost blew it, but didn't.  But a 5 - 4 victory is the start of a new winning streak!  The Giants scored first, in the 3rd inning off of rookie pitcher Daniel Norris, who's been having a bit of a tough time lately.  Kelby Tomlinson singled, followed by a  Gorkys Hernandez bunt for 2 runners on.  Tomlinson went to 3rd on a wild pitch, and Tomlinson stole 2nd.  Pence got the first rbi on a line out, and Hwang got the second.  In the 4th, Nick Hundley doubled, Tomlinson walked and then Belt drove in Hundley.  Pence tripled into the left field power alley and that made the score 5 - 0.  The Giants could not add to that.

Ty Blach cruised through 6 innings, giving up 3 hits but no runs.  Then, in the 7th, a single, a double and a single scored the first 2 of Detroit's runs.  A parade of bullpen appearances in the persons of Kontos (gave up a single), Okert (K), and Gearrin (wild pitch, walk, single and sac fly) gave Detroit 4 runs, although they managed to scrape through the 7th still in the lead.  Hunter Strickland gave up a double but held the Tigers scoreless in the 8th, and Sam Dyson pitched a very crisp 9th for the save.  The Giants got some good contributions from a bunch of guys who don't normally start: Hundley, Gorkys and Kelby.  Buster Posey, at DH, got intentionally walked twice, and hit by a pitch.  He was 0 for 2 but on base 3 times.  Pence picked up 3 rbi, and Hwang and Belt had 1 each.

I was looking at the schedule, and the Giants can win a lot this month.  They come home to play Miami, then they play San Diego twice, and Cleveland (who is a good team) and Pittsburgh at home.  Then LA at the end of the month.  Of course, the Giants could have played a lot better earlier in the year, too, but they didn't.  But fuck that - let's do it!  Let's amaze the baseball world with the turnaround.  We'll worry about standings and races later.


M.C. O'Connor said...


Zo said...

June 8. That hasn't worked out too well, has it. The chatter is about whether Cain or Blach goes out of the rotation when Madbum returns. I don't see why Moore isn't in that conversation. Can't they figure out some "injury" like a strained ennui-cuff flexor to send him to the minors to figure out what he's supposed to be doing? He was terrible. I tuned in the game in the first inning, but it was already 3 - 0. Then 4 - 0 seconds later. He was so promising at the end of last year, but has just sucked lately. Neither Detroit nor Miami are .500 teams. Bah!