Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Game Wrap 7/28/2015: Brewers 5 Giants 2

The Giants were probably overdue for a letdown game and it came early as Gerardo Parra led off the game with a double to LF.  That whooshing sound you heard about the time Carlos Gomez drove him in with a double to RF was all the oxygen being let out of the Giants mojo.  They were never in this game.  Key Lines:

Matt Cain- 6 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 4.50.  Cain threw some good looking pitches and seemed to have enough velocity.  He just made location mistakes and the BrewCrew jumped on them for an early lead that the Giants never recovered from.  He did look much better in the last two innings he was out there.

Wily Peralta- 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 3 K's.  GO/AO= 9/1.  ERA= 3.90.  Peralta was coming off an extended stay on the DL, but looked to be in mid-season form.  He is a very tough hombre when he is right and he was right tonight pitching to contact and getting the ball on the ground.  Any hint of a Giants really was snuffed out by 2 GIDP's.  By the time the Giants finally broke through in the 7'th inning, it was too little, too late.

The Loss left the Giants 0.5 game behind the Dodgers in the NL West as the Bad Guys got blanked by Sonny Gray and the A's 2-0.  The Cubs also lost so the Giants maintained their 2.5 game lead in the race for the second Wild Card Playoff spot.

Jake Peavy tries to pick the pace back up tomorrow, going for the series win facing Brewers RHP Mike Fiers.


  1. Matt Duffy took over the lead among active Giants in the GIDP cat. What's with our 3Bmen? Duffy has a lot of runners and hits the ball hard so he's not in McGehee's league of his own, but he probably will end up first overall if 1 & 2 keep getting on base.

    1. McGehee didn't do much besides GIDP's. You can live with Duffy's and Posey's because they also drive in a lot of runs.