Sunday, April 28, 2013

Game Wrap 4/27/2013: Padres 8 Giants 7

A shocking 2-base error by Andres Torres in LF opened the door for a 6 run fourth inning for the Pesky Padres.  Another error by Marco Scutaro on a potential DP ball in the bottom of the 12'th resulted in the fourth disheartening 1 run loss in a row for the defending World Series Champions.  Key Lines:

Pablo Sandoval- 3 for 6, 2B.  BA= .290.  Pablo also made at least one amazing defensive play on a diving stop throw out at first all while holding a runner at 3B.

Buster Posey- 2 for 4, 2B, BB.  BA= .288.  Gotta feel like the ship will get righted with Buster swinging the bat like this.

Hunter Pence- 1 for 5, 3B.  BA= .260.  Pence also made a nice diving catch in RF to preserve the tie in extra innings, but the Rev's BA has dropped a lot since the first 2 weeks.

Brandon Crawford- 1 for 5, HR.  BA= .298.  Crawford jumped on a hanging curveball by Eric Stults in the 2'nd inning and pullled it into the seats down the RF line for  a 3 run dinger.  Where, oh where would the Giants be this season without Brandon Crawford?

Andres Torres- 0 for 5, Error.   BA= .255.  Not a good game for Torres in any way.  I believe this is his second major hiccup in LF in the last 4 games.  Love Torres, but gotta think he's skating on mighty thin ice out there right now.

Barry Zito- 3.2 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 3.29.  Zito was sailing along looking like the good Zito until Torres' error followed by a bloop single with one out in the 4'th inning.  Zito always walks a fine line.  He couldn't get the bleeding stopped and had to be bailed out by Chad Gaudin.

Chad Gaudin- 2.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 1.80.  Nice multi-inning relief work by Gaudin to keep the game from getting away.

Jean Machi- 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 0.00.  Very impressive stint by Machi to carry the game deep into extra innings.  Gonna be tough to send him out when Affeldt gets back.

With the Loss, the Giants remained fell to 3'rd place, 2 games behind the NL West leading Rockies who lost to the D'Backs 3-2.  The D'Backs took sole possession of 2'nd place 1 game behind the leaders.  The Dodgers lost to the BrewCrew 6-4 to remain 3.5 games back in 4'th place while the Pesky Padres tightened things up with a 6.5 game deficit in last place.

Ryan Vogelsong tries to salvage a win in the series facing Jason Marquis in the finale today.


  1. i feel for andres. adhd is just so hard to battle.

    wonder what terrible things grant and his minions are saying about craw right now? last week he was going out of his way to remind the faithful about the other "15 game as" players the giants have had

    the definition of bad timing...right before the implosion, sfgiants on twitter asked, what is the difference between the zito of now and the past, and i tweeted....focus....and then bang, the walls fell in

    ok bochy....scoots needs today off, and he possibly needs to be rechecked by the docs....dont think that back is close to 100 percent.

    almost sure that they are gonna be sending hector down so that he can get more work at the plate and behind the dish

    wont be able to watch today's game as ive got a gig...just hope that vogey has a handle on his mechanics


    1. I think they might want to send Hector down. Posey is taking the lions share and completely 100%, I think its less of an issue this year unlike last year. Get him to work on framing, less stabbing at the ball, that would be good. Guillermo seems to be OK, not too worried about the backup situation now.

      And how bout Johnny From the Bronx Monell Bacc? Dude is raking.

      Looks like Scutaro begged into the lineup when Bochy was going to start Noonan. There is noise about his back not being 100% for sure.

  2. Baggs latest paints a pretty bad picture of Panda. Slow as in Molina slow. That isn't good.

    I figured 5-0 Zito would be awlright, turned it off and went out. Rude shock. Blowing not one but two leads isn't very fun. Gotta bust out of this rut today. Ryan Vogelsong... stopper.