Saturday, July 23, 2016

Game Wrap 7/22/2016: Yankees 3 Giants 2

The Giants failed to take advantage of multiple early scoring opportunities and lost a close one to the Yanks.  Key Lines:

Denard Span- 2 for 5.  BA= .257.  Span is hitting .367 over his last 7 games.

Brandon Belt- 0 for 5.  BA= .281.  Belt is 1 for 26 since the All-Star Break.

Buster Posey- 1 for 1, BB.  BA= .288.  Buster fouled a ball off his back foot in his first AB and left the game later.  X-rays were negative and he was diagnosed with a foot contusion.

Jarrett Parker- 0 for 1, 2 BB.  BA= .252.  The out was a hard hit line drive to CF that carried too far and was caught.

Mac Williamson- 1 for 1, 2B.  BA= .237.  Mac is 4 for 9 with 2 HR and a double since the All-Star Break.  This ball was pounded off the LF wall about halfway up.  Giants seem to be strictly platooning him and Parker.

Brandon Crawford- 1 for 4.  BA= .276.  Crawford made 3 throwing errors in the game.  The 3'rd one hurt as it allowed the winning run to score on the play.  Crawford was trying to turn an unassisted DP and had to make a 360 turn for the throw to first.  That caused the elevation of the throw.  It looked like the throw might have been catchable for Belt, but Belt said he did not see it well.  Crawford might have tried to do too much, but he's never been on to give up on a play and that attitude has held both him and the Giants in good stead more often than not.

Madison Bumgarner- 7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 6 K's.  ERA= 2.14.  Bumgarner was not sharp in the first two innings.  He gave up both runs in the first.  He settled down after that.  It should have been enough, but the Giants squandered at least 3 good scoring opps in the early innings against Tanaka.


The Dodgers lost to the Cardinals 4-3 in 15 innings. Wow!  THAT must have been brutal in the midwest heatwave!  Giants remain 4 games up in the NL West.


Johnny Cueto tries to be the stopper today against Ivan Nova.

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