Sunday, June 5, 2016

Game Wrap 6/5/2016: Cardinals 6 Giants 3

Once again, the Giants lost an early lead, this time it wasn't a hailstorm of dingers, but a slow drip akin to water torture.  Key Lines:

Jarrett Parker- 1 for 3, HR(2).  BA= .205.  Parker must have read our comments about him today.  He's streaky.  Hopefully this is the start of something.

Jake Peavy- 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 6.41.  Peavy sailed into the 6'th inning with a 3-1 lead.  He gave up back-to-back doubles then a BB.  He demonstrably did not want to come out when Bochy got him, which may have been well-founded given the current state of the bullpen.  Hunter Strickland hit the next batter to load the bases.  Javier Lopez came in to face the LH hitting Matt Adams and once again could not get the lefty batter out as Adams singled in a run.  Cory Gearrin came in and got a groundball but Brandon Crawford made a rare error and another run scored.  A groundout brought home another run before Gearrin finally got out of it with a GIDP.  Damage done.


The Giants complete the loooong roadie with a 5-5 record.  The Dodgers beat the Braves again to cut the Giants lead in the NL West to 3.5 games.


The Giants get a day off after returning home before a 2 game interleague series against the BoSox with Albert Suarez facing Rick Porcello on Tuesday night.


  1. The Cardinal 6th inning was ugly but Strickland hitting Piscotty with the 1st pitch to load the bases was inexcusable


  2. After winning 12 of 13 or whatever it was the 5-5 roadtrip felt worse... but if they do .500 on the road and win big at home they should maintain a NL West lead.