Monday, August 19, 2013

Game Wrap 8/19/2013: Red Sox 7 Giants 0

Timmy threw a lot of hanging split-changeups in this one and the Giants had no chance after he gave up a 3 spot in the second inning as the offense never got untracked against Jon Lester who took a shutout into the 9'th inning.  Key Lines:

Andres Torres- 3 for 4.  BA= .250.   Not sure there is any point to this line.  Torres had just 2 hits in 14 AB over his previous 9 games.  

Buster Posey- 2 for 4.  BA= .305.  Is it just me or has Buster lost some weight?  If he has, I'm guessing that is not a good thing.

Tim Lincecum- 5 IP,  9 H, 5 R, 4 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 4.53.  There was some funky stuff going on in the second inning for sure.  Timmy fell off the mound while delivering a pitch and was called for a balk.  Buster's glove hit Jacoby Ellsbury's bat for a catcher interference call.  Let's face it, though.  Timmy did not pitch well!  His command of the fastball was again in and out while he hung changeup after changeup.  That is going to bite you sooner or later.  He probably did very well to limit the damage to 5 runs in 5 IP.  Still time left to evaluate, but if the season ended today, I'm not at all sure I give Timmy a qualifying offer.

Guillermo Moscoso- 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 4.08.  Moscoso showed what you can do when you can put your fastball on the corners of the plate and can back it up with a secondary pitch or two.  Very nice effort here!  Moscoso has now allowed just 3 runs in his last 10.1 IP spanning 5 appearances with 14 K's and 6 BB's.

The loss moved the Giants up to 9'th place in the race for the #1 overall draft pick.  They are tied with the Angels and Phillies but those teams have a tie-breaker advantage.

Ryan Vogelsong continues his effort to earn a pickup of his option facing Jake Peavy tomorrow evening.

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