Friday, August 26, 2016

Game Wrap 8/25/2016: Giants 4 Dodgers 0

After his last subpar start, Matt Moore sounded pretty confident that he knew what his mechanical problem was and how to fix it.  Boy, did he ever?  Moore came within 1 out of no-hitting the Dodgers to give the flagging Giants a big shot in the arm as they head into the stretch run.  Key Lines:

Brandon Crawford- 2 for 4, 2B.  BA= .272.  Crawford started a 3 run rally in the 4'th inning with a single.  He took 2B on a dribbler by Nunez and scored on a single by Brandon Belt.

Brandon Belt- 1 for 4.  BA= .274.  It was just a single but it drove in the go-ahead run and set up Panik's HR.

Joe Panik- 1 for 2, HR(8), 2 BB.  BA= .248.  Panik completed the 3-run rally in the 4'th with a rare Giants dinger at Dodger Stadium.  One of the walks produced results as he scored an insurance run in the 6'th inning.

Matt Moore- 8.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 7 K's.  ERA= 3.95.  Moore was dazzling through 26 outs allowing just 2 BB's.  Then he tried to sneak a fastball past Corey Seager on the inside corner and did not get it quite far enough in.  Seager lined it into RF to spoil the no-no.  At 133 pitches, Moore came out and Santiago Casilla got the final out.

So, both Samardzija and Moore seem to have fixed mechanical problems and both took no-hitters deep into their most recent starts.  Whether they can maintain those mechanics the rest of the season will go a long way toward determining the Giants fate down the stretch.


The Win cut the Dodgers lead in the NL West to 2 games over the Giants.  The Giants also gained a game in the Wild Card race and now lead by 1.5 games over the Cardinals for the first spot and 3 games over the Marlins for the final playoff spot.


The Giants return to AT&T Park tonight to face the Atlanta Braves with Jeff Samardzija facing Joel De La Cruz.

1 comment:

  1. if the shark and moore have figured things out, that will take a lot of pressure off of maddy and cueto and the that is a good thing
    two nights in a row craw just missed hitting hangers out
    was a bit of poetic justice that the guy who gets a bobblehead night is the one to break up the no-no
    the guys in the booth had a great time with vinny before the game...hope that during the giants final visit the bums allow vin to show up in the giants booth
    attempting to bunt with one man on, down 4 in the 8th during a no-no....utley is a king jerk (im trying to control my language) the man was born to be a bum
    as disappointed as i am in the series as a whole, the last two games were classic bums vs giants
    i really hate hating culberson
    would be nice if the giants can finally win two series before the month of august is out