Thursday, July 24, 2014

Game Wrap 7/24/2014: Phillies 2 Giants 1

The Phillies scored 2 unearned runs off Tim Hudson and Cole Hamels was dominating as the Giants missed an opportunity for a rare 4 game series sweep.  Key LInes:

Ehire Adrianza- 1 for 3.  BA= .237.  Adrianza is hitting .324 over his last 10 games.  Alas, he came up with an aggravation of his previous hammy injury just as he appeared to be getting comfortable as a major leaguer.  Looks like another DL stint is in the works and Dan Uggla is going to get his big chance sooner rather than later.

Tim Hudson- 6 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 3.65.  The first run scored after a Passed Ball that probably was not Buster Posey's fault and the second run scored after a 2 base error by Michael Morse.

Cole Hamels- 8 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 10 K's.  ERA= 2.72.  Hamels threw 90 of 116 pitches for strikes.  Hamels is signed through 2018.  4 years is a lifetime in baseball.  Phils would need to get an unbelievable haul to make it worth trading Hamels!

The Loss cost the Giants 0.5 games to the idle Dodgers.  Their lead in the NL West is not 1.5 games coming into the weekend home series against the Hated Ones.  Oh, and I won't get to watch it because of that durned TV contract the Dodgers have with Time-Warner Cable!

Tim Lincecum pitches game 1 tomorrow night facing Zack Greinke.


  1. Not that he had anything to do with the loss but the Giants need to do something else with Scutaro. Their bench is weak enough and they just can't afford to carry him. He adds absolutely nothing to the team. If Ehire goes on the DL the Giants should make another move and put Scutaro on it too and try to call someone else up that can bring something to the team.

    1. I agree. Scutaro does not seem like he's healthy enough to be on the roster.

  2. Duck the Fodgers!!!

    I rarely post, typically because I have little analysis to add to a worthwhile discussion.

    However, I peruse both your blog & Shankbone's daily, and need to publicly thank you for your work here (and those of your audience). Cheers to you sir!

    Let's Beat da Bums!


  3. You can watch the game in

    As a matter of fact every mlb game is available there

  4. ok doc and everyone else....its official....popeye will be manning 2nd tonite


    hes done



    1. Hopefully he wins the game with a HR rather than losing it with an bad defensive play.

  5. At least Scutaro is gone. I have actually thought they should have brought Abrue up awhile ago. Maybe not the upside as some of the others but I think he can be fairly consistant in the field and at the plate. He was thought of fairly high by the Dodgers at one point.

    I liked Nick Noonan but seems like no room at the inn for him. Reminds me of Tony Torcato.