Saturday, October 3, 2015

Game Wrap 10/3/2015: Giants 3 Rockies 2

An inside-the-park HR by Kelby Tomlinson sparked the Giants to an exciting win on Tim Hudson day.  Key Lines:

Angel Pagan- 0 for 3, BB.  BA= .261.  Pagan appeared to be not exactly giving it 100% effort on a windblown flyball that fell for a double between him, Marlon Byrd and Kelby Tomlinson.  Kruk and Kuip seemed to think it was because the strong R to L wind blew what looked like a ball to RF into the middle of the field.  Neither Baggs, who seems to have an agenda against Pagan, nor Pavs, who as far as I know does not, were too impressed by that argument.  Both Baggs and Pavs seem to think Pagan's days in CF, or even with the team, are numbered as in one more game.

Kelby Tomlinson- 2 for 4, 2B, HR(2).  BA= .299.   In addition to his heroics at the plate, Kelby made a twisting, turning catch of a pop fly in shallow RF with his back to the infield.  Kelby is going to get some work in the OF in instructional league.  If Baggs and Pavs know anything at all about the Giants, don't be shocked if Kelby is the starting CF on Opening Day next season.

Marlon Byrd- 1 for 3, HR(23).  BA= .246.   Love the way Byrd just flicks the bat and the ball goes…..out of the yard.  His option is not going to vest, but the desire for him to be a Giant next season seems to be mutual.

Brandon Crawford- 1 for 3, HR(21).  BA= .257.  It's reassuring that Crawford is finishing the season on a strong note after an injury setback late in the season.

Jake Peavy- 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 3.58.  Peavy looks and sounds like he is ready to start 2016 on Monday.  His goal is to be a bit heavier and stronger next April than he was this season.  His current wt is within 2-3 lbs of his goal of 200.

Santiago Casilla- 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K'.  ERA= 2.79.  Casilla's $6.5 M option for 2016 vested with him finishing today's game.

Tim Hudson- Nice ceremony to send off Huddy.  The festivities might have dragged on just a mite too long, though.

Tomorrow is Jeremy Affeldt day and Matt Cain gets the start.

1 comment:

  1. as the giants wont be having any more festivities this or early next season, i think a long sendoff for one of the best pitchers in the game, was fitting...his wife was touched, but his kids got a bit antsy

    i have been pretty impressed by the talent that has been called up this season...wonder if the critics of the giants system have been paying attention