Saturday, June 13, 2015

Game Wrap 6/12/2015: D'Backs 1 Giants 0

The Giants did not arrive in San Francisco from New York until 5 AM on the morning of the game.  That might have had its effect on the outcome, but this was a loss at the hands of the BABIP gods as multiple line drives off of Giants bats ended up in D'Back's gloves.  Key Lines:

Madison Bumgarner- 8 IP, 9 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 7 K's, GO/AO= 10/2, BABIP= .346.  Bummy did not have terrific command, especially early.  His command issues appeared to be worse than they were due to the home plate ump taking away the low-inside corner to RH batters.  By comparison, pitches to the same area in the 9'th inning that were noticeably lower and farther from the middle of the plate to LH batters were called strikes in one of the more egregious examples of poor strike zone judgement by an ump we've seen this year.  Bummy did a terrific job of battling around the bad BABIP luck and bad umpiring to limit the damage to 1 run, but that run was too much as the Giants couldn't buy a hit against a less than dominant pitcher.

Chase Anderson- 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K's, GO/AO= 7/6, BABIP= .050.  Although the Giants weren't exactly tearing the cover off the ball, there were multiple instances of line drive outs, particularly the few times there were runners on base.  Anderson took a no-hitter into the 7'th inning and did induce his share of weak contact, but he also benefitted from 5 line drive outs, including on line out into a DP.  There were 3 line outs in the 6'th inning alone!

The Loss dropped the second place Giants 2.5 games behind the NL West leading Dodgers who topped the Pathetic Padres 4-3.  The Loss also dropped the Giants into a tie with the Pirates for the 2 Wild Card playoff spots.

Ryan Vogelsong tries to break the 2 game losing streak tonight facing Allen Webster.


  1. if one wants to know why some players might take chances and use greenies, last nights game is a very good example

    what the league did to the giants is unconscionable

    the kzone must be addressed....if not during the season, then during the winter meetings....its beyond absurd

    in my opinion, the human element must be removed


    1. Well, Bochy spoke up about the schedule and his opinion carries a lot of weight with MLB right now, for obvious reasons.

      As for the K-zone, that is not going to happen quite so fast as the umps union will fight going to electronic pitch ball and strike calling and there is not a consensus among players and fans that electronics would improve the game. I think it is inevitable that it will eventually happen. Just not by next year or even the year after that.