Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Game Wrap 9/3/2014: Rockies 9 Giants 2

Ryan Vogelsong was chase from this game early midst a veritable hail of home runs, but a couple of rookie relievers wowed with impressive displays of velocity.  Key Lines:

Gregor Blanco- 2 for 4, 3B.  BA= .260.  Blanco moved over to CF and hit leadoff with Pagan's back hurting again.  Batting leadoff did not seem to faze him today.

Joe Panik- 2 for 4.  BA= .318.  Just call him 2-Hit Joe.

Buster Posey- 2 for 3, SF.  BA= .305.  Buster Posey is chasing down another batting title.  Current leader is Josh Harrison at .313.

Ryan Vogelsong- 5 IP, 10 H, 8 R, 2 BB, 5 K's, 4 HR.  ERA= 4.06.  HR's are not Balls In Play, therefore we cannot blame this on BABIP luck.  On the other hand…..Coors Field.  What a ridiculous ballpark! If there was another game tomorrow, the Giants would likely hit 4 dingers and win 9-2 or 12-3 or some other crazy score.  Tough to see the Rockies ever achieving long term success playing in a place like that.

Erik Cordier- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 0.00.  I think we just found out why the Giants considered Heath Hembree expendable.  Cordier threw a total of 25 pitches, 21 FB's, 16 hit triple digits, 7 registered 101 MPH.  The pitch that struck out Arenado was a laser beam!

Hunter Strickland- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 0.00.  Strickland threw 14 pitches, 11 for strikes and sat at 99 MPH.

The Dodgers lost to the Nationals, in 14 innings, no less!  The Giants stay 2 games behind the NL West leaders.  The Brewers lost to the Cubs again, so the Giants maintain a 2 game lead for the first Wild Card playoff spot.  The Braves one and the Pirates lost to the Giants lead them by 3 and 4.5 games respectively.

The Giants have a travel day before playing 3 games in Detroit the Jake Peavy on the mound for game 1 of the interleague series facing Rick Porcello.


  1. Add Law, Hall, and Okert to Strickland and Cordier, and combine them with some veteran holdovers from the current pen and the Giants could have the makings of the gnarliest bullpen in all of baseball. Having those weapons at his disposal, a manager with exceptional skill in utilizing a bullpen such as Boch should have Giants fans very encouraged about the near future.

    1. Amen to that brother. Wow. The future continues to look to be warm and sunny.
      Lets hope some of our young starters bloom soon.

      Richard in Winnipeg

    2. Richard, hope you're not going to Detroit for the series - last time we got swept by the Royals. Stay home! ;-)