Saturday, April 6, 2013
Game Wrap 4/6/2013: Cardinals 6 Giants 3
Home runs by Pablo Sandoval and Hunter Pence were not enough to overcome the BABIP gods as the Cardinals parlayed 3 ground balls into 3 fifth inning runs off Ryan Vogelsong from which the Giants were not able to overcome. Key Lines:
Angel Pagan- 2 for 5. BA= .300.
Pablo Sandoval- 2 for 4, HR(1). BA= .278.
Hunter Pence- 1 for 3, HR(2), BB, SB(1). BA= .294.
Ryan Vogelsong- 5.1 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 2 BB, 6 K's. ERA= 8.44. Not sure about the rest of his game, but the 5'th inning log reads like a textbook of what can happen when the BABIP odds get out of norm. 3 Straight ground ball singles!
George Kontos- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K. ERA= 7.36. It will take awhile to whittle the ERA down, but that's his second good outing which is good. Giants need this kid to do well.
The Loss dropped the Giants record to 3-2 and a game behind the divison leading D'Backs and Rockies. The Dodgers topped the Pirates 1-0 behind Clayton Kershaw to pull even with the Giants while the Pathetic Padres lost to the Rockies and dropped 3 games off the pace at 1-4.
Matt Cain takes the mound on Ring Day facing Adam Wainwright tomorrow afternoon.