Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Game Wrap 6/28/2016: A's 13 Giants 11

Well, THAT wasn't good!  The Giants bullpen blew 2 3-run leads in the worse bullpen meltdown of the Bruce Bochy era that I can remember.  Maybe if you go back to the early Bochy years and Armando Benitez, but yeah, I'm not sure any of them were this bad as almost every member of the bullpen gave up crooked numbers to ruin another fine starting effort from Albert Suarez and a determined effort from the Giants offense.  Key Lines:

Denard Span- 2 for 5, 2B, HR(4), BB.  BA= .253.  Span has been scuffling again, so good to see him hit with some authority here.

Angel Pagan- 2 for 5, BB.  BA= .301.  Pagan is a dynamic player when he's healthy.

Brandon Crawford- 3 for 5, 2B, 3B, BB.  BA= .268.  Crawford filling up the boxscore there and in big situations.  He drove in 2 runs with the double and 3 runs with the triple.  He's hitting .346 over his last 7 games, .291 over his last 15.

Ramiro Pena- 2 for 5.  BA= .412.  Pena played 2B for Panik who seems to have developed concussion symptoms stemming from getting hit on the head by Matt Moore about 10 days ago.  Pena so far has been more than a capable fill in.  He's not going to hit .400 forever, though.

Conor Gillaspie- 4 for 5.  BA= .260.  Gillaspie's bat is hot, but he made a key error at 3B to extend the 6'th inning and allow 2 extra runs to score which ended up being the difference in the ballgame.

Jarrett Parker- 2 for 2, HR(4), BB.  BA= .280.  Parker sure loves to hit against A's pitching.  He must be licking his chops at the thought of returning to the Oakland Coliseum or whatever it's called now.

Albert Suarez- 5.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 3.83.  A very typical Suarez line.  He gives up right about 2-3 runs in 5-6 IP every time out.  In this case, he was 1 out away from allowing just 1 run in 6 IP when Kontos came in and allowed his 2 inherited runners to score.  Then Gillaspie's error then 2 more runs and the Giants nice little 4-1 lead had evaporated.

Bullpen- 4.1 IP, 9 H, 10 R, 8 ER, 5 BB, 2 K's.  The bullpen looked like it was jelling on the road trip, but my goodness, it's a hot mess now!  Total team effort too!  Osich pitched a clean inning and Derek Law struck out the one batter he faced, but Strickland hit a batter in 0.1 IP, and 4 relievers gave up crooked numbers.  Might be time for some serious soul searching and maybe even some housecleaning in the bullpen.


The Loss dropped the Giants lead in the NL West to 6 games over the Dodgers who edged out the BrewCrew in Milwaukee 6-5.


The interleague series moves to Oakland for the next two games with Jake Peavy facing rookie LHP Sean Manaea tonight.

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