Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Game Wrap 6/15/2016: Giants 10 Brewers 1

Johnny Cueto pitched a dominant start while the Giants offense unleashed a relentless hit barrage as the Giants completed a series sweeeeeeep in dominant fashion.  Key Lines:

Gregor Blanco- 3 for 6, 2B.  BA= .252.  Blanco must have read my comment about not being able to hit his way out of a paper bag.  He was 0 for 23 over 9 games coming into this series and went 6 for 13. And who says Blanco can't hit leadoff?  He filled in for Denard Span who got a routine day off, playing Span's position in CF and batting in his leadoff spot.

Joe Panik- 3 for 3, BB, Sac, SB(5).  BA= .268.  Panik went 7 for 12 in the series and his hitting .458 over his last 7 games and .321 over his last 15 games.

Buster Posey- 3 for 5.  BA= .251.  Buster went 8 for 12 in this series and looks like he is close to fully recovered from the nerve problem in his thumb.

Matt Duffy- 3 for 5.  BA= .251.  Duffman was 6 for 12 in the series and is hitting .385 over his last 7 games.  He seems to be more relaxed at the plate letting the game come to him.

Angel Pagan- 3 for 5, 2 2B.  BA= .287.  Pagan is 4 for 9 in two games since his return from the  DL.  He's still a dynamic player when healthy.

Jarrett Parker- 1 for 2, 2 BB.  BA= .200.  Maybe with Pagan back and Parker set in more of a utility role, he can relax and just play.  He was looking very anxious as Pagan's return date drew closer.  Maybe he thought he could win a starting job or maybe he was concerned he would get sent down instead of Mac?

Johnny Cueto- 7 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 9 K's, GO/AO= 8/2.  ERA= 2.10.  Cueto toned down the shoulder shimmies, possibly in response to the balk call in the last game?  The results were still dominating!

Chris Stratton- 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, GO/AO= 4/0.  ERA= 1.80.  Ask and ye shall receive!  I wanted to see more of Stratton and Bochy obliged in a runaway win.  No K's here, but the 2 non-GB outs on Balls In Play were a lineout to RF and an IF pop-up.  5 of his 6 outs were on non-hard hit balls.


With the Win, the Giants remained 6 games ahead of the Dodgers in the NL West as the Bad Guys topped the D'Backs 3-2.  The Giants also completed their 5'th series sweep of the season.  On April 21 after being swept at home in 4 games by the D'Backs, the Giants record stood at 7-10.  Since then they have gone 34-16.  In that time frame they have an 8 game win streak and a 5 game win streak with 1 loss in between for 13 wins in 14 games.  Their current win streak stands at 5 games.


The Giants have a travel day before starting a 3 games series in Tampa against the Rays.  Jeff Samardzija tries to get on track against Chris Archer in Game 1 Friday.

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