Saturday, July 26, 2014

Game Wrap 7/26/2014: Dodgers 5 Giants 0

This game was Butt Kicking Part Deux.  Ryan Vogelsong was a gamer, but the Giants lineup did not put up much of a fight against Clayton Kershaw, who, let's face it, is the best pitcher on the planet right now and it's not particularly close.  Key Lines:

Dan Uggla- 0 for 3, 2 K's, E(10).  BA= .156.    Uggla is 0 for 5 as a Giant and has cost the team 2 more runs on defense than he has produced on offense.  OK, take a deep breath here, calm down.  It's just 2 games the Giants were not going to win anyway.

Ryan Vogelsong- 6 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K's.  ERA= 3.94.  The Giants were in shouting distance until Uggla's error in the 6'th allowed 2 unearned runs to score.  Of course, Vogey did give up some hits in the inning too.

Clayton Kershaw- 9 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K's.  ERA= 1.76.  I've never quite figured out why Kershaw is do difficult to hit.  I mean, yeah, he throws hard, but not THAT hard.  He must hide the ball well and get tremendous movement on his pitches.  Great movement plus great command will definitely win you some ballgames.  At any rate, the numbers don't lie.  The man is the best.  A latter day Sandy Koufax, for sure.

The Loss dropped the Giants 0.5 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West.

New Giant Jake Peavy will try to continue his dominance over the Dodgers tomorrow evening in the ESPN game facing Hyun-jin Ryu.

1 comment:

  1. Losing 5-0 or 2-1, either way it's one loss. Just block out the negative mental energy and take today's game, which has been the realistic goal any way (maybe if we lined up Bumgarner, Vogelsong and then Hudson we could think about taking the series 2-1), and we will be alright. It's a long season and we still have a long way to go.

    Maybe the Dodgers put aside their chemistry issue for a series against us, but it will resurface again