Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Game Wrap 9/14/2015: Giants 5 Reds 3

The Giants jumped out to a 4-0 lead then hung on for the win.  Key Lines:

Angel Pagan- 2 for 4.  BA= .267.  3'rd 2-hit game in a row for Pagan.  He's hitting .323 over his last 7 games and .305 over his last 15.

Matt Duffy- 2 for 4, 2 2B.  BA= .301.  Tough to look beyond Bumgarner and Posey for team MVP, but Duffy has to be getting some consideration too.  Has hit over .300 every month by April, although September is still up in the air at .301.

Brandon Belt- 2 for 3, 3B, SF.  BA= .281.  Brandon Belt is on a sustained hot streak too.  .328 over his last 15 games and .312 over his last 30.

Marlon Byrd- 1 for 4, 2B.  BA= .252.  Love the way Byrd kind of just flicks his bat and the ball jumps.    Also like how quickly the current lineup has jelled into an effective run-scoring unit.

Tim Hudson- 4.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 4.42.  Huddy's hip flared up again.  Gotta think this is about it for his career.  Maybe they give him a ceremonial start at the end of the season?  Like 1 batter or 1 inning?  Can we please call up Blackburn and give him a start or two?

Chris Heston tries to keep the wining streak alive tonight facing lefty John Lamb.


  1. Blackburn is in the Arizona Fall League which started Tuesday. Seeing as the Giants are everything but mathematically eliminated, I suspect they'll just work down there with the rest of the 'cream of the minor leagues' players.

    1. Have AFL squads started practicing together? First games aren't until October 13 according to the website.

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    2. You're right, the first game is October 13th, not September 13th. I plead 'being seriously tired' when I looked at the calendar and simply mis-read it.

      Anyway, I really think the Giants are going to give their six minor-leaguers rest before they report to their AFL teams.

    3. In an interview with Marty Lurie over the weekend, Bobby Evans said the Giants are leaning towards shutting Blackburn down because he "logged a lot of innings" and had a good finish to the season.

    4. And they did, saw tweet that Blackburn was removed from AFL roster. Was hoping he would get call, but then Brown and Mac called up...