Friday, April 14, 2017

Game Wrap 4/13/2017: Rockies 3 Giants 1

The Giants turned in another lackluster performance losing another game in which Madison Bumgarner had a QS in a losing effort.  Key Lines:

Madison Bumgarner- 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 8 K's.  ERA= 3.43.  Bumgarner was again dominant until he fired a first pitch FB down the middle to Trevor Story who was waiting for it.  It went a long way and drove in Carlos Gonzalez who had singled after getting dusted by a MadBum FB earlier in the inning.  Gotta wonder if the mano-a-mano between Bum and CarGo had anything to do with the gofer ball.

The Giants offense failed to generate any multi-hit games or XBH's.


The Loss dropped the Giants record to 4-7, 3.5 games behind the first place D'Backs who were idle and sit at 7-3.  The Rockies improved their record to 7-4, 0.5 games behind the D'Backs.  The Dodgers were blanked by the Cubs 4-0 to even their record at 5-5, 2 games behind the D'Backs while the idle Padres remain at 5-5.


Johnny Cueto takes the mound tonight facing lefty Tyler Anderson.


Very sad news as Brandon Crawford's sister-in-law has died, possibly due to complications from asthma as reported by Amy G.  Crawford drove to LA after Wednesday's game to be with his family then flew back to SF to be with the team.  He was understandably not in the lineup for last night's game.


Baggs is reporting via his Mailbag that the Giants are trying to work out a trade for the recently DFA'd Clayton Blackburn.


  1. Ah, my condolences to Crawford, his brother and the other family members. Young deaths like that are always tragic and more difficult to deal with than your ordinary 'had a good life, time to pass on' deaths.

    1. Brandon and his family lost his wife's older sister. Sorry for not being more specific.

    2. I'm heartbroken to hear that. As someone with asthma from childhood and still as an adult, it's very hard to hear that She died via breathing complications, if that's what it was.

      You know, it actually moves me to share this story:
      I've had chronic asthma throughout my life, and it's both sports induced as well as emotionally induced. Additionally, from probably the age of 10 up until recently I've been chronically congested, so that I couldn't really if ever breath through my nose, and I also could not smell anything. About 5 years ago my Yoga practice turned me onto Ayurvedic medicine & health. I started working with a very practiced practitioner on something that I figured would help my conditions over the course of a few years.

      Within the span of 2 months my asthmatic symptoms were controlled to the point that I was riding my bike to UCLA (2-3mi) and having no reaction when I arrived; my congestion slowly began to fade.

      Fast forward 6 years later, and my asthma is an astrix footnote to the functioning of my daily life. It's been a humbling transformation, and one I am thankful for basically perpetually, particularly when I'm playing pickup soccer & on the days when I stop and I can again literally smell my neighbor's roses on my walk to the store.

      Anyways, asthma used to be a serious serious issue in my life. When I'd get a cold, inhalers would stop being as effective and I would go to sleep basically sucking hard for air, which is a frightening and disabling experience when you're in it. If anyone reading this experiences asthma or other conditions that they've had no success treating through Western methods, I personally couldn't recommend strongly enough taking a look for a highly regarded Ayurvedic clinic in your area. (It's different that naturalpathic or homoeopathic, btw.. By a long shot.)

      Anyhow, my prayers will be with Jayleen's family this week/month. Hope they can come together around this and heal each other well.

    3. Happy to hear you are doing better, Rainball.

      According to the CDC, 1 in 12 people in the US have asthma as of 2008 and the prevalence is increasing. In 2007, there were approximately 3500 deaths linked to asthma in the US. It's a really serious disease!

    4. Thanks Doc.
      Those statistics are incredible.

      Yes, I feel tremendously fortunate to have regained health to a great degree!

      Good health is kind of like air - you only realize how much you miss it when you're not getting enough.