Sunday, August 21, 2016

Game Wrap 8/21/2016: Mets 2 Giants 0

All losses count the same in the final standings, but some are harder to take than others.  In this one, the Giants wasted Jeff Samardzija's best pitching performance of the season, heck, perhaps his career.  I hate wasting great pitching!  Key Lines:

Jeff Samardzija- 7 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 7 K's.  ERA= 4.17.  The Giants offense managed just 3 hits all game, so there's not Key Lines there.  Samardzija took a no-hitter into the 7'th inning, the deepest he's taken one in his career only to see it end on a double by Curtis Granderson and a 2-run HR by Yoenis Cespedes.  Let's just say Cespedes got all of a hung splitter.  Samardzija's starts have been noticeably improving and if this is the guy the Giants get down the stretch, the future is looking a lot brighter despite a frustrating loss.

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The Dodgers blanked the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 to retake the lead over the Giants in the NL West by 0.5 games.

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The Giants get a day off before starting a crucial 3 game series in LA with Madison Bumgarner, Johnny Cueto and Matt Moore scheduled to start the 3 games in that order.

2 comments:

  1. The Shark threw a complete game shutout the Blue Jays July 9 2015 a 4 hitter. He threw a complete game shutout against the Tigers September 21, 2015 a 1 hitter. The Giants knew who they were signing. He will deliver.
    Richard In Winnipeg

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    1. 2 games in an otherwise terrible season?

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