Saturday, June 27, 2015

Game Wrap 6/26/2015: Rockies 8 Giants 6

This was a tight game for 5 innings, then it became a hitting contest.  Those usually don't go well for the Giants and do go well for the Rockies.   Key Lines:

Joe Panik- 3 for 4, BB.  BA= .316.  Panik has reached base 8 of 10 PA's in the last 2 games.  He is hitting .335 over his last 30 games.  First Giant to reach an fWAR of 3.0 this season.

Andrew Susac- 1 for 4, HR(2).  BA= .276.  Susac put the first run on the board when he got a hanging pitch on the inner half of the plate and hammered it.  He's got an amazingly short, powerful stroke up there.  If Belt proves he can play an adequate LF for extended period, the Susac at catcher, Posey at first with Belt in LF could be the Giants best lineup, at least  until Aoki and Pence get back.

TIm Hudson- 6.2 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 6 K's, GO/AO= 9/1.  ERA= 4.68.  First off, Huddy was really good for 5 innings as the peripherals, along with just 5 hits up to that point, show.  2 of the 5 runs were inherited runners allowed in by Javier Lopez who uncharacteristically allowed hits to two LH batters, but Huddy stayed in this game too long, plain and simple.  It's probably past time to institute the first baserunner after the 5'th inning rule for when to take Huddy out of games.  On the other hand, the bullpen did not do its job in this game either.

Javier Lopez- 0.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 0 K.  ERA= 1.69.  Lopez has been terrific this season, but has failed to retire a batter in his last two appearances.  He is generally Kryptonite for LH batters, but he made a mistake pitch that CarGo pulled into the RF corner.  After an intentional walk to the red hot Arenado, he gave up a single to Ben Paulsen, who is wearing the Giants out, and this time was all but over.

The Loss dropped the Giants to 2 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West.  They stayed 0.5 games behind the Cubs, who lost to the Cardinals 3-2, in the race for the 2'nd Wild Card playoff spot.

Tim Lincecum tries to even the series this afternoon against lefty Chris Rusin.


  1. Was at the game last night. Huddy was getting ahead of hitters early in the game. They had to swing at pitchers pitches and he got lots of ground outs and a few strike outs. He got babip'd a bit in the 2nd and 3rd, so he had to throw a few extra pitched. He was clearly gassed in the 6th as his pitches were drifting up in the zone. He only seems to be good for about 90 pitches right now.

    Not sure if Peavey is an upgrade or not.

  2. 33rd rounder Rafael Ramirez is the arm I would like to sign. He hit 96mph via a tweet.