Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Game Wrap 4/9/2013: Giants 9 Rockies 6

Brandon Crawford hit a 3 run homer in the 6'th inning to spark a come-from-behind win for the Giants over the Rockies at AT&T Park.  Key Lines:

Angel Pagan- 3 for 5.  BA= .364.  Pagan is starting this season where he left off last year, smoking hot.

Marco Scutaro- 3 for 4, Sac.  BA= .194.  The BA shows just how much Scutaro was scuffling coming into this one.

Hunter Pence- 2 for 5.  BA= .300.  The Rev stays hot.  He lost another hit when his line drive went right into the glove of the 2B.

Gregor Blanco- 1 for 3, 2 BB.  BA= .231.  Blanco's OBP stands at .412.

Brandon Crawford- 1 for 3, HR(1), BB.  BA= .231.  This Brandon was the hero tonight. His 3 run dinger was the game changer bringing the Giants back from a 6-2 deficit to 6-5.  The rest was easy.

Andres Torres- 1 for 1, 2B. BA= .188.  Torres' double over the head of Cuddyer in RF reminded me of the way he swung the bat for much of 2010.  

Tim Lincecum- 6 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 4 BB, 7 K's.  ERA= 4.91.  Timmy had a terrible 2'nd inning but hung in there and got through 6 innings.  3 of his walks came in the 2'nd inning including the opposing pitcher.  Had he gotten Nicasio there, he would have been out of the inning with just 1 run allowed.  So, we'll see.  I'm not quite ready to give up on Timmy having a good season quite yet.

Sergio Romo- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's, Save(5).  ERA= 0.00.  Romo faced 3 LH batters and dominated.  He's developed a nice 2 seam FB and tailing changeup combination that allows him to attack LH batters with almost as much confidence as RH batters.

The Win brought the Giants season record to 5-3 and into a first place tie with the Rockies and D'Backs who lost to et Pirates 6-5.  The Dodgers lost to the Pesky Padres 9-3 to fall 0.5 games off the pace while the Padres tightened up the division bringing their last place standing to just 2.5 games behind.

Barry Zito faces Jeff Francis in an afternoon game tomorrow.


  1. angel's rbi single almost took belyle's head off

    dear god, when is the mlb and a helmet company, gonna come up with a special helmet for pitchers?

    does someone have to die first?


    1. Yup, that was scary. I agree completely. I am afraid a pitcher is gonna get killed before they mandate something.

    2. You got a good point! i agree! other than that it was an awesome game! still cant believe i got the ball in my hands after the game. http://moment.me/n/1169901

  2. Did anyone else feel a little uncomfortable with Bochy using Romo in this game? May its the perception that he's a little fragile, but it was already his 5th appearance of the season and they had Affeldt (I believe) warming up along side him. With a 3 run lead, I sort of felt he should've given Romo the night off and try to pace him for the full season some.

    1. Romo handled it with aplomb. He got today off. I think Bochy has earned our trust in his ability to manage a bullpen through a season.