Thursday, July 21, 2016

Game Wrap 7/20/2016: Red Sox 11 Giants 7

You might have reasonably had some trepidation about Matt Cain making his return from the DL against the Red Sox in Boston.  If you did, you were right to be trepidated as he lasted just 2.1 innings and departed amidst a hail of dingers.  Albert Suarez was not much better and the Giants offense could not keep up.  Key Lines:

Denard Span- 2 for 4, BB.  BA= .254.  After going 0 for 9 in his first 2 games after missing time with a neck strain, Span is 9 for 25 in his last 6 games.

Mac Williamson- 1 for 3, HR(5).  BA= .227.  Mac hits his 5'th HR in 84 PA's which projects to 36 dingers over 600 PA's.  He was lifted for PH Gregor Blanco after 3 AB.

Trevor Brown- 3 for 5, HR(5).  BA= .261.  Brownie hit his 5'th dinger in 116 PA which projects to about 29 HR in 600 PA's.  Can Brownie play 3B?  He's played 2B in the minors and has enough arm to play C in the majors, so you would think so.

Ramiro Pena- 2 for 5.  BA= .348.  Ruben Tejada got the DFA to make room for Matt Cain.  Pena sticks around for the time being.

Matt Cain- 2.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 5.88.  Rough return from the DL for Cainer.  Not sure what else to say.  He'll get his chances to get his feet back on the ground in the rotation.

Albert Suarez- 3 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 4.19.  Suarez has pitched well in a swingman role this year, but hadn't pitched in about 2 weeks and has a tendency to give up the longball.  That combination gave Hanley Ramirez his 3'rd dinger of the night by the 6'th inning.  Ty Blach may be next in line if Cain and Suarez can't get back on track.


The Dodgers lost to the Nationals 8-1 so the Giants lead in the NL West remains at 4.5 games.


The Giants have now gone through 1 full turn of the rotation without a win out of the All-Star Break.  They get a day off before starting a weekend series against the Yankees in NY.  Madison Bumgarner tries to be the stopper but has to face the Yankee's ace, Masahiro Tanaka on Friday night.

1 comment:

  1. I get to go to this Yankee game. Excited to see the aces go.