Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Game Wrap 9/24/2013: Dodgers 2 Giants 1

The Giants and Dodgers traded longballs with the Dodgers hitting one more.  Key Lines:

Tony Abreu- 1 for 3, HR(2).  BA= .241.  Abreu has been a valuable backup player on the infield when he has been healthy.  Dude is made of glass, though.

Ehire Adrianza- 0 for 3.  BA= .231.  Adrianza didn't have much luck at the plate, but he made an impressive throw on a ball hit in the hole from the OF grass.  The runner was probably safe, but the ump was so impressed by the throw, he called him out!  It was a nice throw, though.

Matt Cain-  7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 4.00.  Cainer looked pretty sharp except on the two longballs.  The one to Puig was a fastball that he left waist high over the outside half of the plate.  The pitch was just too far up and caught too much of the plate.  Puig got his arms extended.  Gone!  I didn't get a good look at what Kemp hit.

Heath Hembree- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 0.00.  Hembree was tested when with Kemp at first and 2 outs, AJ Ellis struck out on a ball in the dirt.  Posey threw softly to first, bouncing it.  The ball skidded under Belt's glove and trickled to the OF grass behind him putting runners at first and third.  The kid stayed calm and got Mark Ellis to ground out to Adrianza to get out of hit.

The Loss put the Giants in a tie with 3 other teams for 9'th place in the race for the #1 draft pick in 2014.  Tiebreakers put the Giants in 12'th place which means they would draft #13 because Toronto has #11 as a compensation pick.

Never fear, though!  Bruce Bochy is playing the Zito card early as he announced that Bumgarner is being shut down for the remainder of the season and Zito will take the start tonight.


  1. Here is a chance for Zito to, er, contribute.

    I just hope he doesn't get into his 'making the wife proud' male thing.

  2. The homer Kemp hit looked to be off of a two-seamer that drifted back over the meaty part of the plate. I call it a Kevin Correia.

    And on the that flat-footed lolly-pop throw from Buster on the strike three in the dirt: he made no move to get out from behind the plate to get a better angle on the throw. I'm sure Belt's vision on the ball was partially screened by the runner, so tough judgement for him. That might be the worst play I've seen by Buster, and, really, inexcusable for a major league catcher to make such a poor effort. It was a product of either pure laziness or being totally gassed.