Thursday, August 15, 2013

Game Wrap 8/15/2013: Giants 4 Nationals 3

Hector Sanchez hit a 3 run homer in the top of the 9'th inning to give the Giants a come-from-behind win.  Key Lines:

Brandon Belt- 1 for 4, HR(15).  BA= .273.  Belt stays hot with his 4'th dinger in 7 games.  He is hitting .400 with a OPS of 1.325 for the month of August and is at .320/.400/.587 post All-Star break.

Hector Sanchez- 1 for 1, HR(1).  BA= .229.  Sanchez now has 2 pinch-hits in a row.  For a guy who only has 297 MLB AB's, he has had several game winning hits.

Ryan Vogelsong- 3.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 6.75.  Vogey struggles in this one.

Guillermo Moscoso- 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 4.73.  Kind of ugly peripherals, but another good long/middle relief effort.

Javier Lopez- 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 2.10.  Unusually long appearance for Lopez.

Sergio Romo- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, Save(29).  ERA= 2.84.  Romo is tied for 10'th in MLB for Saves and his 4 BS is about average for MLB closers.

The Win dropped the Giants to 7'th in the race for the #1 overall draft pick.

The Giants now travel to Miami where Chad Gaudin takes on Nate Eovaldi in the series opener.


  1. Wow, I guess I finally reached that point: once I knew they were down 3-1 in the middle innings, I had given up already.

    Great thrilling comeback, though it will probably become a rallying cry for those who demand more power on the Giants.

    Sanchez is a gamer. Even though he played maybe a third of the games/ABs as other players, and wasn't in the middle of the lineup, he was among the leaders in RBI each month at start of 2012, then there was a funk in the middle, can't recall why but was there some sort of injury, that he could play with (like Crawford did this season)? His key contributions were missed this season while he was away.

    Belt continues to make the Giants coaches look like geniuses.

    I hate when people blame the one giving the good advice when the one receiving the advice refuses to accept or use the advice. Whether giving all the blame or some of the blame, for not convincing the other party of the efficacy of your recommendation.

    That was one of the things that drove me mad in the 2000's, people would blame Sabean for implementing Magowan's orders, whether signing Zito or punting draft picks, somehow it was his fault that the owners didn't know what they were doing and got their way. One even suggested that he should quit, which didn't even make sense to me, one, there are only 30 of these jobs, two, your next boss will probably do the same to you as well, three, how is it your fault that others don't follow your good advice?

    Lopez! Not only long, but I heard that he faced 4 RH batters out of the 5 outs, as well. I forgot, which RHP was left in the bullpen at that point except for Romo? Pitchers have been going up and down, I'm not sure who is up.

    Ah, Miami, the battle for better draft slot!

    1. No blaming another.

      Just saying to get the message across, it takes both parties.

      I will keep trying different ways, until it resonates.

      I wont' just blaming my readers.

    2. No blaming anyone, it should read.

    3. I agree that to successfully get a message across, it take both parties, but it only takes 1 to make it unsuccessful.