Friday, April 19, 2013

Game Wrap 4/19/2013: Giants 3 Padres 2

Seems like the Padres always play the Giants tight. Tonight was no exception as the Giants needed a walkoff hit by Angel Pagan to squeak out a 3-2 win.  Key Lines:

Angel Pagan- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .318.  Pagan scored the Giants first run on a Sac Fly by Posey then drove in the winning run with a double to the RF wall.  I'm not so sure it's a good thing to be the hero of a walk-off win because you get pummeled so hard by your teammates!

Buster Posey- 1 for 2, 2B, BB, SF.  BA= .224.  This is the type of game that might get Buster's bat going, which would be a huge boon to the Giants offense.

Hunter Pence- 1 for 3, 2B, BB.  BA= .265.  Pence drove in Buster Posey all the way from 1B on a double down the LF line.

Brandon Belt- 2 for 4.  BA= .193.  Belt's first hit was a hard one hopper that skipped past a diving Everth Cabrera.  The second was a blooper down the LF line.

Gregor Blanco- 3 for 4.  BA= .292.  Even though it does not show up in the boxscore, Blanco should be credited with scoring the winning run.  He led off the 9'th with a single.  Was forced at 2B on a Sac. bunt attempt by Torres.  Torres then picked himself up by stealing 2B setting up Pagan's winning hit.

Madison Bumgarner- 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 10 K's.  ERA= 2.05.  Strong performance by Bumgarner came just short of his 4'th Win in 4 starts.

George Kontos- 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 6.10.  The ERA is not pretty, but Kontos got some big outs as he has done in several other Giants wins this year.

Santiago Casilla- 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 1.93.  Casilla was lights out in this one.  He got credit for the W, his 2'nd of the young season and 3'rd decision.  That is as many decisions as most of the starters!

With the Win, the Giants kept pace with the NL West leading Rockies who stayed 2.5 games ahead by beating the D'Backs 3-1.  The D'Backs fell to 3'rd place 0.5 games behind the Giants.  The Dodgers game in Baltimore was postponed by rain leaving the Bad Guys 4.5 games behind the division leading Rockies while the Pathetic Padres dropped to 7 games off the pace.

Tim Lincecum takes the mound tomorrow evening against Clayton Richard.


  1. well, we found out that craw is not comfortable hitting in the 6 hole

    great start for maddy

    pence shows why ba alone is overrated....

    amazing how the friars always seem to play the bums and giants tuff

    are the rox for real?

    and very sad day for the giants family with the passing of mrs mays

    which timmy shows up tomorrow...aint surprises fun?


    1. Crawford ain't gonna hit .320 all season no matter what hole he's hitting in.

      I think the Rockies will fold, but you never know. If they stay healthy, they have a heckuva offense with Tulo, Fowler, Cuddyer, Rosario, etc.

      BA is what it is. Among sabermetric circles, it is actually way underrated.