Monday, July 6, 2015

Game Wrap 7/6/2015: Mets 3 Giants 0

Johnny Monell broke open a scoreless tie with a 2-run double in the top of the 9'th inning to hand the Giants their 7'th loss in a row, 6 of them in the hard luck category.  Key Lines:

Chris Heston- 7.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 2 K's, GO/AO= 11/3.  ERA= 3.51.  Hesto Presto really seems to  have settled in as a MLB SP.  He looks comfortable and confident out there.  In this one he pitched around 3 errors, including 2 of his own.   Not a big strikeout game, but he had his signature pitch movement and quite good command inducing ground ball outs.

Sergio Romo- 0.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 0 K.  ERA= 4.97.  Romo got the third out to escape a jam in the 8'th inning, but then set up the winning rally by the Mets by allowing the first two runners to reach.  He failed to get a 2 strike slider far enough outside to Cuddyer who pulled it over the SS's head for a leadoff single.  Then, he just did not have the stuff to get the LH batting Nieuwenhuis out and Eyechart pulled a double into RF putting runners at 2'nd and 3'rd with no outs, setting up our old friend Johnny Monell to be the hero.

The Loss drops the Giants 4.5 games behind the first place Dodgers pending the outcome of their game agains the Phillies.

Matt Cain tries to break the skid tomorrow facing Bartolo Colon.


  1. always knew that monell was mlb material... happy for the kid

    once again, the schedule kills the all rights, today shouldve been an off day....having to fly across country after a night game? meh

    injuries are killing the giants and the overuse of the pen in the early going is also taking its toll

    can they turn it around? if pence and aoki can come back at 100 percent...yes

    but they are going to have to figure out how to give pagan, craw and panik all a lot more rest

    july 2015...the new june


    1. I think the Giants may have found at least 3 of the future members of the bullpen in Strickland, Osich and Kontos. They need a couple more to step up and might need to make a trade for a veteran or two at the deadline.

    2. I have been thinking a trade of some bullpen arms is needed to make room for some kids. The only concern I have is the group is so tight, how would it impact the overall morale and chemistry of it?

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  2. With 5 (?) games to go to the All-Star break I think it's safe to say we have 2 MLB pitchers, 2 returning question marks that are hopeful (though I feel like the Pitching Sword of Damocles hovers over both Cain and Peavy) and Vogelsong who is at least a War Horse that will give you some high-quality starts with the odd stinker thrown in there to keep you on your toes.

    The bull-pen has a lot of issues with guys not performing at a high-enough level: Machi, Romo, Casilla, Petit, Affeldt...

    Anyway, the silver lining of that game is that Duffy is really playing good defense at 3B. He robbed a Met of a double yesterday. And with a less defensively-talented 3B the guy could have gotten an infield single out of the play. But Duffy was so fast to get up and set his feet that he got the throw in without a rush. Something that people take for granted, but it takes a lot of work to be able to lay-out for the ball, spin-up off the ground and come-up with your feet set and ready to make the throw. It was impressive.

    1. That was a great play by Duffy. He's still learning. There were a couple of other plays where his inexperience showed, but he does have the tools for the position including the ability to make the throw to first from behind the bag, and he's improving daily.

  3. Saw where Os are looking for bullpen help. Young for Affeldt?