Saturday, September 20, 2014

Game Wrap 9/20/2014: Padres 3 Giants 2

The Giants fell behind early to a dominant pitcher, and a 9'th inning rally fell short.  Key Lines:

Hunter Pence- 1 for 4, HR(20).  BA= .288.  Pence has another 20 HR season.  His SB's are way off this year, though, so he won't be going 20/20.

Yusmeiro Petit- 5.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 K's.  ERA= 3.63.  Not a terrible line for Petit, but when you are going against a guy who will soon be one of the elite pitchers in baseball if he isn't already, you can't be the guy who give up the first run.

Andrew Cashner(Padres)- 8 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 7 K's.  ERA= 2.21.  The only thing that would appear to be standing between Cashner and greatness is his penchant for hitting the DL every year.  He cuts that out, and he's right up there with the top tier.

The Loss kept the Giants 3.5 games of the pace of he NL West leading Dodgers who blew a 7-1 lead to the Cubs and lost 8-7.  They remained 1 game ahead of the Pirates for the home field advantage in the Wild Card play-in game.  They are 4.5 games ahead of the Brewers for the second Wild Card spot with 8 games to play.

Ryan Vogelsong tries to salvage a game out of the series tomorrow afternoon facing Ian Kennedy.


  1. Very frustrating game to watch. Blanco, forgot how to play small ball. Giants forgot how to play small ball.
    I am a big Boch fan, but Buddy out managed.
    Of course Cashner deserved the lion share of credit, but I felt we should have done anything in the book to get on base.

    Richard in Winnipeg

  2. I assumed the Doyers beat the Cubs, caught the failed rally and went to bed thinking we're down 4.5. This is like finding a 20 in your suit pocket or something! The Dodgers are throwing up Jamey Wright, there's still a chance to be within striking distance for the bums series. Just like the big pitcher, the Dodgers don't seal the deal. More Sabean luck!

  3. well shank

    hope you didnt waste your sunday hoping that the giants would figure out how to climb back in the race

    praise the baseball gods, i was in the doc's backyard doing work at one of our facilities and didnt have to view the carnage

    lets see if the giants can show some heart and refuse to allow the bums to celebrate the nl west crown in front of them