Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Game Wrap 4/29/2014: Giants 6 Padres 0

Matt Cain cut his right index finger in the clubhouse kitchen about an hour before game time(Yikes!  Whatthe$#&* is the starting pitcher for the day doing with sharp objects in the clubhouse kitchen anyway?  Howthe$#&* do you cut your dominant hand with a knife for crissakes?)  At any rate, Yusmeiro Petit stood in the gap and pitched 6 innings of 3-hit shutout ball as the Giants hitters jumped in Eric Stults early and often for the easy wire-to-wire win.  Key Lines:

Angel Pagan- 2 for 4, HR(2).  BA=. 340.  Pagan led off the bottom of the first inning by yanking a letter high pitch down the LF line and around the foul pole.  He continues his torrid April.  Stay hot, Angel!

Buster Posey- 1 for 3, HR(6), BB.  BA= .253.  Also in the first inning, Buster hit one right about where he hit his double last night, but this one was several rows deep into the bleachers.  Buster's bat is definitely coming alive again.  He took the start at 1B against the LHP while The Hector did the catching.

Hector Sanchez- 1 for 3, SF.  BA= .171.  Sanchez had to catch a different pitcher than he thought he was going to and took it all in stride.  He added a 2 out, bases-loaded knock in the third inning and a SF for a total of 3 RBI's.

Yusmeiro Petit- 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K's, GO/AO- 9/2.  BA= 2.61.  Petit just pounded the bottom of  the strike zone on both corners of the plate and with a variety of pitches.  He had a friendly strike zone to work with from Angel Hernandez who likes the low strike.  Petit is showing that his performance at the end of last season was not a fluke.

Kruk and Kuip-  K and K were in great form tonight.  Late in the game, Everth Cabrera had his bat blown up by Santiago Casilla. He just stood there for a second looking stunned before starting for first base.  Kruk:  "I thought the play at first base was going to be closer than that."  Kuip:  Cabrera got jammed and looked like his heart wasn't really in it."  Kruk:  Getting jammed will do that to your heart."  LOL!  For some reason, the more I thought about that exchange the more I laughed.  Gotta love those two!

The Win improved the Giants record to 16-11 and kept them 0.5 games ahead of the Rockies who edged the hapless D'Backs again 5-4.  The 3'rd place Dodgers were rained out in Minnesota to fall 1.5 games behind.  The Padres fell to 13-15, 3.5 games behind in 4'th place.  The lowly D'Backs record stands at 8-22 and they are 9.5 games off the pace in last place in the NL West.

Tim Hudson tries for a series win tomorrow facing LHP Robbie Erlin.


  1. on the road and couldnt quite get knbr clear enough, so forced to listen the talking sd monkey...pure torture

    pitching depth is a good thing to have...will def be a benefit during long road trips and the dog days

    and the bums were snowed out

    think about that...snow on the final day of april

    just sick


    1. What's gonna happen if the Twins every play in the World Series? I mean, it HAS happened!

  2. Forgot to mention Cainer flashing the finger, I mean the middle finger of his left hand, on TV from the dugout railing. Somebody off camera must have been giving him some heat about the injury.

  3. That was a good game.

    It's always very satisfying to see a well-pitched win.

  4. Also liked the homeruns and timely hitting by Hector. Can't believe Machi has vultured 4 wins already. Watched the game on the fox Padres telecast. Dick Enberg is great but former Giant Mark Grant takes some getting used to.


    1. I remember when Mark Grant was just breaking in to the majors with the Giants. Whoever was the Giants manager at the time said he(Grant) had a million dollar arm and a 10 cent head! There is still some of that going on with Grant if you ask me.