Sunday, May 10, 2015

Game Wrap 5/9/2015: Marlins 6 Giants 2

Madison Bumgarner was touched for 3 runs in 5 innings of pitching and got little support from the offense in a disheartening loss to the fish.  Key Lines:

Madison Bumgarner- 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 10 K's.  ERA= 3.30.  The 10 K's tell you his stuff must have been good.  Maybe it was a bit too good, leading to higher pitch counts and pitches with too much movement for the umps to call strikes?  Among the 5 hits he allowed the Marlins, 4 went for extra bases.  Add in the 2 BB's and it produced 3 runs that the Giants offense could not overcome.  The line between glory and failure in this game is amazingly narrow sometimes.

David Phelps(Marlins)- 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 2.90.  We talked about Phelps some yesterday.  He's the type of pitcher who often gives the Giants fits.  For one thing, most of the Giants batters had not faced him before.  He's also a professional pitchers who can hit spots and change speeds.  He looks hittable, but keeps you just off balance enough that you never really get to him.

The Loss dropped the Giants to 5 games behind the NL West leading Dodgers who were rained out once again in Colorado.  Those Pesky Padres topped the D'Backs 6-4 to gain a half game of the division, now 3.5 games behind the Dodgers.  The Giants are now 1 game behind in the race for the final Wild Card playoff spot.

Ryan Vogelsong tries to salvage a series tie today facing the hated Mat Latos who has had struggles of his own, but threw a QS in his last start.


  1. Offense just isn't putting a lot of hits together and they need a bit more power still. Not sure Machi is going to win the numbers game when Cain or Peavy comes back either. We just need to hold on a while Pence and those two get healthy and we should start to win some more of these types of games.

    Billy Baseball

  2. Gonna go ahead and count the swing-thru on the hit-and-run (hanging Crawford out to dry at 2nd) and subsequent K as another DP hit into by McGehee.

    Even without my underly-generous scoring, Casey is on record-shattering pace for hitting into DPs. After leading the majors last year with 31.

    He was 0-4, 3 K's last night. Then Duffy steps up PHing and slashes a single.

    How long? Can he make it to June?