Thursday, September 26, 2013
Game Wrap 9/25/2013: Giants 6 Dodgers 4
Barry Zito pitched decently enough in what is probably his final start for the Giants and got enough run support to defeat the Dodgers in AT&T Park. Key Lines:
Buster Posey- 2 for 3, 2B, BB. BA= .297. Nice game for Buster who has struggled in the second half.
Pablo Sandoval- 2 for 4, HR(14). BA= .276. Pablo has hit .289/.364/.440 post All-Star break. He's hitting .312/.398/.545 in September, although most of his slugging came in one 3-dinger game. He's gotten himself in much better shape. He'll be back next year to try to win a big payday in free agency.
Tony Abreu- 2 for 4, 2B, 3B. BA= .250. Abreu has been a valuable reserve IF when healthy. Giants currently have too many players who fit that description going into next year. Somebody is going to have to go.
Barry Zito- 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K. ERA= 5.75. The K's are not encouraging. This was likely Zito's final start as a San Francisco Giant. He's done some good things for the Giants, but I'm pretty sure most Giants fans are not sorry to see that contract come to an end.
Jean Machi- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's. ERA= 2.47. Gotta think Machi is coming back next year.
Sergio Romo- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, Save(37). ERA= 2.62. Also, gotta think Romo is the closer for next year.
Tim Lincecum makes what could be his last start as a San Francisco Giant tonight facing Edinson Volquez.