Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Game Wrap 8/12/2015: Astros 2 Giants 0
Chris Heston found AT&T Park much a much friendlier place to pitch in than Arlington Texas or Wrigley Field. Unfortunately, Scott Feldman and the Astros bullpen found it a friendly place to pitch too, and the Giants offense sputtered to stall. Key Lines:
Chris Heston- 6.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 4 BB, 4 K''s. ERA= 3.38. Not excited about the BB's, but they did not come into play as the lone run allowed by Heston came on a solo dinger by Colby Rasmus in the 7'th inning to break up a scoreless pitcher's duel.
Nori Aoki had to leave the game early with concussion symptoms and is going on the DL. The Giants offense is already feeling the loss of Joe Panik and Aoki will be just as difficult to replace.
The Loss drops the Giants to 3.5 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West and 4.5 behind the Cubs in the NL Wild Card race.
The Nationals come to town tomorrow with Stephen Strasburg facing Ryan Vogelsong in what would appear to be a mismatch not favoring the Giants.