Friday, September 20, 2013

Game Wrap 9/19/2013: Giants 2 Mets 1

Madison Bumgarner had a dominant start and this time the bullpen brought it home for a 2-1 win.  Key Lines:

Juan Perez- 3 for 3, BB.  BA= .246.  Juan Perez got the start in his hometown in front of family and friends and made the most of it.  No matter what happens the rest of his career, I'm sure he will always treasure this game.  2 days earlier his mom had cooked up a storm and brought Caribbean food to the clubhouse.  Perez has gotten himself more PT due to his incredible D in the OF.

Ehire Adrianza- I'm sure Adrianza will always remember his first MLB start and getting a hit and an ribeye in the process.

Madison Bumgarner- 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 10 K's.  ERA= 2.77.  Cainer might have pitched better the day before, but this time the bullpen did it's job.

Javy Lopez- 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 1.63.  At this point, it looks like Casilla and Romo are too pooped to pop and Lopez is apparently the 3'rd string closer.  The press asked Bochy about Hembree and Boch said he was not a consideration.  Apparently the Giants are determined to not put Hembree in a high stress situation.  I say he's gotten his feet wet and done OK.  Put him out there!!

The Giants move on to Yankee Stadium with Tim Lincecum facing CC Sabathia in an interesting game 1 matchup.  Is Timmy auditioning for the Yankees?

PS:  The Dodgers clinched the NL West title in Arizona and a bunch of the players jumped the fence and started splashing around in the swimming pool.  Not cool at all!


  1. Why spend three seasons grooming Hembree to be the closer, then not let him sniff a pressure situation in a meaningless September game? That doesn't make much sense...

  2. Maybe they try to hide him, so that his name does not come up in any trade talk?

    That's my hope.

    I hope, in the offseason, they trade a couple of lower level prospects, whom our own experts deem OK to trade, for a higher level starting pitching prospect who can help in 2014, assuming they work out the value-equation, or the cryptal value-inequality (where beneath the surface, we actually get more value than the other team).

  3. Probably Lincecum is auditioning for the Yanks, since the great Steinbrenner died, they've become the place were the all washed up, old guys go and play.

    I do not think the Giants are trying to hide Hembree from trade talks (I dont expect the Giants to deal any top prospects this offseason) mainly because teams really wont put too much stock in 10, 15 or 20 IP.

  4. The Dodgers (minus Kershaw and Kemp) are so unlikeable... Just as its meant to be. The NL Central best bring the noise. Between Hanley, Ethier and this new guy Puig, what a bunch of... oh wait, family blog.

    Bumgarner is younger than every callup except Adrianza, who is barely older. But Madison has 2 rings, 4 years under his belt and a sweet cutter to wreck batters. Good time to be a Giants fan baby! We have to go get the Dodgers next year though. And it begins with... beating up on the other divisions, the Giants actually have been OK versus the NL West.