Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Game Wrap 8/27/2013: Giants 5 Rockies 3
The Giants staked Yusmeiro Petit to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning on HR's by Hunter Pence and Pablo Sandoval. Petit responded with a gritty Quality Start and the Giants went on to win. Key Lines:
Marco Scutaro- 2 for 4, SF. BA= .300. Scutaro was back in his old 2-hole and responded with a typical Scutaro game.
Brandon Belt- 4 for 5,. BA= .279. Belt peppered the right side of the infield with sharp grounders that got past infielders for a 4-hit game. Tonight he had the toe of his back foot right up against the inside line of the batter's box. Shows how much I know about hitting, huh?
Hunter Pence- 1 for 5, HR(16). BA= .278. If I understood the TV graphics right, Pence's HR was the longest in MLB this year. It hit up against the brick wall behind the arcade behind the LF bleachers, a truly mammoth shot!
Pablo Sandoval- 3 for 4, 2B, HR(10). BA= .272. Pablo is making great defensive plays and hitting the ball with more authority. Let's hope his newfound healthy diet cooked by his bro Luis is a permanent change in lifestyle.
Hector Sanchez- 2 for 4. BA= .250. The Hector is now hitting .333 over his last 10 games, 7 for 21.
Yusmeiro Petit- 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 6 K's. ERA= 3.18. Solid performance by Petit who pitched his way out of trouble a couple of times. This is his second very solid appearance this season for the Giants. He deserves another start to see if he can keep it going. I was a bit disappointed he got sent out after his terrific relief appearance vs Cincy on July 23, but I understand the Giants needed the arms and could not afford to rest him after a 5 inning stint. I just have this feeling that Petit has been quietly honing his game down in Fresno for the past 2 years and might be finally ready to pitch in the major leagues. I think we might have another Vogelsong story in the making here, but like Vogey in 2011, he's going to have to prove it every single game for awhile.
Madison Bumgarner goes for the series win tomorrow facing Jhoulys Chacin who is probably the Rockies best pitcher this year.