Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Game Wrap 5/31/2016: Giants 4 Braves 0

Jake Peavy had one of the best starts of his career allowing just 1 baserunner over 7 innings and scored the go ahead run himself to get the Giants back on the winning track after the sleep-deprived loss on Memorial Day.  Key Lines:

Denard Span- 3 for 4, 3B.  BA= .274.  With Jake Peavy on first base, who was running on the pitch, Span smoked a ball into the R-CF gap that stayed out there long enough to Peaves to come all the way around to score and for Span to end up at 3B.  Span drove in another run with a single during the 3-run rally in the 8'th inning.  This was Span's second 3-hit game out of his last 3.

Jake Peavy- 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 6.34.  Peavy was perfect through 4, allowed 1 hit and then shut the Braves down through 7.  He might have finished the game himself, but with the bases loaded and no outs in the 8'th, Bochy wanted to try to add on to the lead.  PH Matt Duffy came through with a SF making it 2-0.  Span and Panik kept it going for 2 more runs in the inning making the final score 4-0.

For a guy who supposedly can't see the catcher's fingers from the mound, Peavy sure looks like he knows what he is doing at the plate at times.  In the 6'th inning, he tried to jerk the first pitch from Wisler, who was pitching a fine game himself.  Wisler adjusted and started keeping the ball away.  Peavy made the adjustment back and lined a broken bat single up the middle to start the go ahead rally. It looked like he barely made it back to the dugout after running all the way from 1B while scoring on the triple.  I couldn't tell from the TV whether Trainer Dave Groeschner was administering an iced towel to Peavy's head or a just soaking up the sweat, but yeah, fortunately the next batter saw a few pitches to get Peavy time to cool off before heading back to the mound.

In his last 2 starts, Peavy has allowed just 1 Run in 13.2 IP.  The previous start was a disaster against the Cubs, but in the start prior he allowed just 1 R in 6 IP so 3 of his last 4 starts have been better than Quality.


The Win kept the NL West leading Giants 4.5 games ahead of the Dodgers who blanked the Cubs and Jake Arrieta 5-0.  The 3'rd place Rockies pounded the Cincinnati Reds 17-4 to remain 7.5 games off the pace.  The D'Backs and Padres both lost to fall 10 and 12.5 games off the pace.  We'll stop including them in these summaries until/unless they start to make up significant ground on the leaders.


Albert Suarez takes the ball for his first MLB start tomorrow evening facing Williams Perez.


  1. He's 20-40 with contacts, 20-300 without. At 20-40 you can easily pass the driver's license eye exam.

    Old, but explains it: http://tinyurl.com/gp2oe2g

    Anyway, it's nice to see Peavy picking it up.

  2. Hey Doc (or others), any thoughts on what might transpire when Adrianza comes off the DL? Not sure exactly when that's supposed to happen, but I think it wouldn't be too much longer.

    1. Well, I would think it would come down to a choice of keeping 2 out of Tomlinson, Gillaspie and Adrianza. Adrianza might be the easiest one to sneak through the DFA/Waiver process out of those 3 and I'm not sure he really gives anything that the other two don't.