Saturday, September 3, 2016

Game Wrap 9/2/2016: Cubs 2 Giants 1

1 run games are your friend when you are going well.  They are your enemy when you are not.  The Giants are not going well right now.  Key Lines:

Hunter Pence- 1 for 3, HR(10), BB. BA= .285.  Pence has pretty much been the Giants offense for the first two games of this series.  The rest of the lineup is so cold, it is in danger of freezing over!  Oh, and the Giants might have set a record for line drive outs in this one.

Albert Suarez- 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 3 K's.  ERA= 4.29.  The Giants got about as good a start from Suarez as they could have hoped for.  We'll call it a QS for 5'th starters.  If the Giants got this game from their #5 SP every time, I'm sure they would gladly take it.  The bullpen did it's job too.  The Giants offense is just….so cold!


The Dodgers also lost, 4-2 to the Padres, so the Giants remain 2 games behind the Hated Ones in the NL West.  They also remain 1.5 games ahead of the Cardinals for the first Wild Card Playoff spot and 3.5 games ahead of the Mets for the second Wild Card spot.


Madison Bumgarner tries to get the Giants back in the Win column tomorrow facing Jake Arrieta who has had his own issues post All-Star Break.  It's a fairly good bet he'll have his mojo back against the Giants.


  1. I know it might over oversimplify things, but the offense for the Giants may be running cold due to Buster Posey not being Buster Posey right now. It doesn't help that Belt's swing seems to have regressed and found that huge hole in it again. Sometimes his bat is not even close to the ball. But every championship season the Giants had, Posey seemed to be hot at the plate after the All-Star break. This season, not so much. Hopefully Williamson can step up and provide extra pop at the plate via Michael Morse. That said, they did it before and they can do it again. MadBum is up today! Go Giants!

    1. I agree and Buster hasn't really looked right every since he fouled one off his foot early in the season. And just as they get Pence back and hitting, Span and Pagan go gimpy again. It's just been a revolving door of injuries all season.