Sunday, May 15, 2016

Game Wrap 5/14/2016: Giants 5 D'Backs 3

Buster Posey broke a 3-3 tie with a ground-rule double in the 9'th inning to take their 3'rd in a row from the D'Backs and a much needed Win in a game started by Jake Peavy or Matt Cain.  Key Lines:

Denard Span- 4 for 4, 3B, HBP.  BA= .280.  Span is 9 for 17 in his last 4 games and batting .370 over his last 7, .317 over his last 15 and .296 over his last 30.  That all comes with an OBP of .377 overall and .413 over his last 30 games.  Very nice return on the investment so far for the Giants!

Buster Posey- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .273.  Buster was 4 for his last 36 when he came to the plate with the bases loaded in the 9'th facing Daniel Hudson who had not allowed a hit to any of the 27 RH batters he had faced this season.

Hunter Pence- 1 for 4, HR(6), BB.  BA= .288.  Pence takes sole possession of the team lead in HR's.

Jake Peavy- 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 5 K's, GO/AO= 9/2.  ERA= 7.43.  Peavy had looked a bit better in his most recent start.  Today, he overcame a GI virus to throw go 6 innings and pitch a QS.  Maybe this is the start of one of his good runs?

Cory Gearrin- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, Save(1).  ERA= 3.06.  Interesting that on a night when Casilla was not available due to workload, Gearrin was the guy who got the ball in the 9'th inning.  He responded with a terrific inning and Bochy even letting him face the fearsome LH batter, Jake Lamb, who was the tying run.  Gearrin struck him out!


The Win was the Giants 4'th in a row and 3'rd of this 4 games series.  The Giants remained percentage points behind the NL West leading Dodgers as the Bad Guys beat the Cardinals 5-3 in El Lay.  The Rockies beat the Mets again to remain in 3'rd place, 1.5 games behind the Dodgers.  The Padres outscored the BrewCrew 8-7 to move into 4'th place, 3.5 games back while the D'Backs fell into last place, 4 games off the pace.


Matt Cain tries to build on his excellent last start and tries to close out a 4 game payback sweep of the D'Backs facing Rubby De La Rosa this afternoon.


  1. I It's almost a shame I can't read more into it than Casilla was not available. OTOH, I'm not thinking a 30-year-old pitcher with a 91.74 mph sinker and has struggled to stay in the big-leagues is going to unseat Casilla. I'll just be happy he did his job and hope that either Osich or Strickland can take the role.

  2. Nice to see Gillaspie and Tomlinson doing a good job. According to Baggardly, Connor is 6 for 19 in his last 14 games and 4 for 10 as a pinch hitter.

    Ever since getting some regular PT in NY and Cinci, Tomlinson has raised his average from .158 to .340. In that time, he's 14-31. His confidence at the plate has seemed to have translated into much more confidence in the field as well.

    It doesn't look like Adrianza is coming back as soon as originally projected, and when he does, it will be interesting to see what happens in light of both CG and KT doing well.