Saturday, April 13, 2013

Game Wrap 4/13/2013: Giants 3 Cubs 2

The Giants eked out a narrow win over the Cubbies on another frigid day in Chicago.  The key to the game, which doesn't show up in a stat line is the Cubs had runners at 2'nd and 3'rd two times, first with no outs and then with 1 out and came away with nothing to show for it.  Key Lines:

Gregor Blanco- 2 for 5.  BA= .259.  Blanco also has a .394 OBP.  He moved over to CF when Angel Pagan came u with a sore wrist after hitting the wall yesterday.  Pagan entered the game later as a PH and played CF, so it must have been more of a precaution.

Marco Scutaro- 3 for 4.  BA= .286.  After a slow start, Scutaro is back to being a hit machine.

Andres Torres- 1 for 4, 2B.  BA= .269.  After seeing how much authority he is hitting the ball with in some AB's from the left side, I'm not so sure Torres shouldn't be the every day LF and let Blanco come off the bench.  Torres is stroking it from gap-to-gap.  On the other hand, he struck out 3 times in this game too.

Madison Bumgarner- 6.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 1.77.  Bochy might have left Bumgarner in 1 batter too long, but I can see how he wouldn't be too afraid of Navarro batting from the right side after he hit a dinger from the left side yesterday.

Santiago Casilla- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K's, Save(1).  ERA= 1.50. Casilla came in and slammed the door for 2 innings, saving the game and giving the rest of the bullpen some rest in the process.

The Win improves the Giants record to 8-4.

Tim Lincecum tries for the 3'rd win in a 4 game series tomorrow facing Edwin Jackson.

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