Monday, July 21, 2014

Game Wrap 6/20/2014: Marlins 3 Giants 2

A Wild Pitch in the 7'th inning by Tim Lincecum was the difference in this game as the Giants failed to complete a sweep of the Marlins in Miami.  Key Lines:

Hunter Pence- 2 for 4.  BA= .299.  The top 3 batters got 5 of the Giants 6 hits in this one.

Buster Posey- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .281.  Buster is 6 for 16 over his last 4 games but is hitting just .237 over his last 10.

Bomb Squad- the last 4 batters in the lineup, Sanchez, Arias, Blanco and Lincecum went a combined 0 for 13.  Add in Pablo's 0 for 4 and the last 6 batters went a combined 1 for 21.

Tim Lincecum- 7 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 7 K's.  ERA= 3.68.  Timmy continued his string of strong starts only to have it come to naught because of a WP in the 7'th.  He gave up a leadoff double to Hechavarria who was then sacrificed to 3B.  Tim made the gift out pay off for the Marlins when he uncorked a WP that brought Hech home.  He then struck out the next 2 batters.

The Loss cost the Giants a game in their lead over the Dodgers which is now back to a percentage point after the Bad Guys edged the Cardinals 4-3.

The Giants now go to Philadelphia for a 4 game series with Ryan Vogelsong facing Cliff Lee in the opener tonight.


  1. Sabean mentioned he wanted to see how the team would play in July.

    I read somewhere Hector has not been the same since he took one in the head (or maybe the chest).

    Perhaps he, Romo and Arias are all nursing some injuries.

    In that case, maybe we DL them and bring up Susac and Strickland, and trade for an infielder.

    1. There are 40 man roster issues that have to be taken into consideration.