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.