Friday, July 29, 2016

GAme Wrap 7/28/2016: Nationals 4 Giants 2

The Giants fell behind early in this one and were never really in it.  Key Lines:

Conor Gillaspie- 2 for 3.  BA= .261.   So, what becomes of Gillaspie now that the Giants have traded for Nunez?  I mean, I assume they did not give up Adalberto Mejia so Nunez could sit on the bench!  Gillaspie is hitting .316 over his last 7 games and .309 over his last 30.  Gillaspie and Nunez have similar power but Nunez is clearly faster and is likely a much better fielder.

Johnny Cueto- 5 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 2.63.  Not a terrible line, but when when your lineup depends on moving the line and the line doesn't move, 3 runs is awfully tough to overcome.


The Loss cut the Giants lead in the NL West to 2 games over the idle Dodgers.


Jeff Samardzija goes against Max Scherzer tonight in what is a mismatch on paper, not in the Giants favor.


In addition to the Nunez trade, Josh Osich was placed on the DL with a forearm strain after undergoing an MRI which reportedly showed no structural damage.  Osich seemed to be taken by surprise by the move.  As I have been predicting, LHP Matt Reynolds got the promo from Sacramento to take Osich's place.  Reynolds has been lights out in the minors.  You may remember him from his days with the D'Backs in Arizona.

Joe Panik came off the DL before the game and started at 2B.  Grant Green was sent out to make room.

1 comment:

  1. So when the July 31 dust settles, who do the Gs have? Panik, Craw, Duffy, Nunez, and Adrianza? Do Tajeda, Green, Gillaspie, and Pena (I'm assuming Gill and Pena go when Nunez gets there today and Adrianza gets there next week) end up back in Sacto? Who goes when Pence returns? Mac? Parker? (Surely it will be Parker).

    It's going to be an interesting few days.