Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Game Wrap 6/30/2015: Marlins 5 Giants 3
Maybe Buster Posey has figured out how to beat jet lag as he was the only Giant to not look like he was sleepwalking through a game that seemed to be frustratingly winnable. Key Lines:
Buster Posey- 2 for 4, 2B, HR(1). BA= .303. When Buster gets hot, he can carry a team for awhile. The load was a bit too heavy in this one.
Ryan Vogelsong- 6 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 BB, 4 K's. ERA= 4.19. Vogey's command was off through the first 3 innings and he appeared to be really angry at something through much of that time, whether that was himself or the umpire or something else was not clear. The big blow came in the second inning when Dee Gordon split the OF's for a 3 run, inside-the-park HR that I have to admit was kind of fun to watch. At least it would have been if you were a Marlins fan. Vogey did settle down and get the game to the bullpen in the 7'th with a chance to win. The bullpen allowed an insurance run and the Giants offense was not able to mount another significant rally.
The Loss left the Giants 1.5 games behind the NL West leading Dodgers who beat the D'Backs 6-4. The Giants lead in the race for the second Wild Card playoff slot by 0.5 games over the Cubs. If the season ended yesterday, the NL playoff configuration would be identical to last season.
Chris Heston tries to square the series tonight facing Dan Haren.