Sunday, June 14, 2015

Game Wrap 6/14/2015: D'Backs 4 Giants 0

A big reason for the Giants success over the past 5 seasons is their ability to play fundamentally sound baseball and minimize mistakes.  A big reason why they got swept this weekend by the D'Backs is they failed to execute those fundamentals.  Today, it was 5 GIDP's and 3 errors which allowed the D'Backs to role to an easy win and complete the sweep.  Key Lines:

Chris Heston- 5 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 3.76.  It was a struggle for Heston today, but he did not get much support from his teammates.  He threw some great looking pitches, but struggled with his command, especially of the fastball.

The Loss dropped the Giants 3.5 games behind the NL West leading Dodgers who topped the Pathetic Padres in extra innings.   They are 1 game behind the Cubs in the race for the final Wild Card slot pending the outcome of the Cubs game this evening.

The Mariners come in for the start of a home and home 4 game series with 2 games in SF followed by 2 in Seattle.  Tim Hudson takes on Taijuan Walker in game 1.


  1. I don't know how much longer MacGhee can still be on the team. Two more dp's today and he still leads the league in them despite his time in the minors. Right now he's a waste of space. I think we should move Arias too while we are at it. get some guys that can help offensively.
    Wednesday is going to be a big game, Madbum vs King Felix. Should be a good match up

    Billy Baseball

  2. It was interesting hearing Randy Winn share from a player's perspective that the effects of the unfortunate kind of traveling the team just made usually last several days. They'll be tired and sluggish and will have to fight through it. It's not an excuse for their poor execution today, but it certainly was a major factor. He sounded confident they'll play better. Frustrating series nevertheless. A lot of "bad luck" with hard hit balls finding gloves throughout the weekend, mental lapses on the base-paths and field, and Arizona has played us well all year, but I think we'll see better baseball against Seattle. Trying to stay optimistic here! JA

  3. CSN ran an article on how the grounds crew was experimenting with conditioning the field during the drought and it's hard not to start wondering after reading articles about the losing streak at home....there's a quote from Cain about how the the changes haven't been noticed in play, but he's acting as spokesman, not actually playing on it. It's a stretch to blame the lack of offense on that, but a bad schedule combined with your home field feeling different every time you play on it could really throw a team.

  4. This home losing streak, 8 games now, is tough to take. They're playing like a team that's just worn out.