Thursday, September 11, 2014

Game Wrap 9/11/2014: Giants 6 D'Backs 2

The Giants completed a relatively easy sweep of the D'Backs, currently one of the worst teams in baseball, to set up a showdown with the archrival Dodgers over the weekend.  Key Lines:

Angel Pagan- 2 for 4, 2B, BB.  BA= .307.  When Angel gets on base, good things happen. He has scored 8 runs in his last 10 games.

Buster Posey- 3 for 5, 2B.  BA= .309.  Buster stays hot.

Hunter Pence- 1 for 2, 2 BB.   BA= .294.  Pence can beat you in so many ways.  Posey is terrific too, but Pence is my choice for MVP.

Brandon Crawford- 2 for 4.  BA= .235.  Crawford is hitting .333 over his last 10 games.

Jake Peavy- 5.2 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 8 K's.  ERA= 3.93.  Peavy with another strong start.  He did not complete 6 innings and threw 92 pitches, maybe because of all the K's.

The Win pulled the Giants up to a 2 game deficit to the NL West leading Dodgers.  The also lead the Pirates by 4.5 games pending the outcome of the Pirates-Phillies game for the home field advantage in a Wild Card Play-In Game.

The Giants now begin a classic late season For-All-The-Marbles series against the Hated Ones in AT&T Park with Madison Bumgarner leading off Friday night facing Hyun-Jin Ryu.


  1. Jake Peavy has really made a believer out of me. I was not too thrilled when he was originally traded but I am totally on board. I would like the Giants to try to resign him. His has pitched at least 5 2/3 innings every start since being a Giant and have only allowed more than 3 runs once lowering his ERA from 4.73 to 3.93 in the process. The main knock on Peavy in his career has been staying healthy, although he has been relatively healthy since 2012. I think Bumgarner, Hudson, Cain, Peavy and Petit sounds good to me for 2015. I know Petit has not wowed everybody yet but I think he is a decent fifth starter. If you take out the losses to Pittsburgh and Colorado (Even great pitchers get rocked at Coors Field) he has been pretty damn good. I wouldn't be opposed to resigning Vogelsong for a 1 year deal but I think Peavy should be the priority.

  2. Big series this weekend.

    Go Giants.

  3. I'm so glad that Crawford has come around at what has become an important part of the season. I hope Blanco and he can stay hot through the playoffs or it will be an embarrassing exit. I's surprised you didn't mention another crazy hit by Pence (can anyone else let go of the bat and get a hit?). More even year magic? Calling 5 2/3 innings a strong start especially against a bad team is setting low bar, but hey, to each his own. I cannot wait for this weekend's games to start!!!

    1. 0 BB's and 8 K's is kind of what I was looking at there with Peavy's start. He gets one more out and it's not just a QS but a dominant start.

  4. There is no shame in leaving any game at 5 2/3 when you have only given up one run especially when you are up 3-0 up into that point. The point is that he gives us the chance to win. 8 out of 9 starts 3 earned runs or less. 6 out of 9 starts 2 earned runs or less. That's pretty excellent.

  5. game is on this