Saturday, May 6, 2017

Game Wrap 5/6/2017: Reds 14 Giants 2

The Reds routed the Giants for the second consecutive game.  Key Lines:

Christian Arroyo 3B- 1 for 2, BB.  BA= .250.  Arroyo continues to be a bright spot.  Young enough to be part of a future core, but advanced enough to be an addition to the current one?

Eduardo Nunez SS- 2 for 3, 2B, SF.  BA= .270.  I am not convinced that Nunez has no trade value.  He won't bring back a top prospect, but he would bring back more than a scrub.

Ty Blach LHP- 3 IP, 11 H, 10 R, 8 ER, 1 BB, 0 K.  ERA= 5.66.  After last night's 12 walk game, was Blach so intent on avoiding them that he made himself too hittable?

Bryan Morris RHP- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 15.00.  Morris may have earned at least another appearance as he made quick work of the Reds in his 1 inning of work after a disastrous first appearance.

Josh Osich LHP- 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 0.00.  Another bright spot?  Problem is the other bullpen lefty, Okert, who has been sensational had a rough outing just prior to Osich's appearance.


With the Loss, the Giants remained in last place in the NL West and dropped 8 games off the pace.


Johnny Cueto tries to salvage a game out of the series tomorrow facing Scott Feldman.


  1. The last two games the Giants have been blown up for 27 runs. That is crazy. Even in a hitters park. Its not like the Reds are a great team either. They were a .500 team before the series started. Really makes you wonder about the future of the franchise, and what direction it will take. I just hope Evan's doesn't think its something he can fix by trading more prospects away, because the Giants have one of the worst records in baseball right now. I know there is a lot of baseball left and the NL looks kind of weak with the Nationals being the only team starting strong this season and they just lost Eaton. But the Giants starting pitching is erratic so far, as well as the bullpen, and the outfield is a mess.

  2. Agree with Erik. Shutout by Scott Feldman, wow! They could trade Cueto as well, but his opt out clause in his contract would complicate a trade. Their offense is not great, but it should be better then this! Hope Evans will make the right moves to steer the franchise in the right moves.


  3. The Giants pitching is erratic, mostly bad, but the hitting is atrocious!
    Never mind batting .201 in their last 20 games with RISP (record 6-14), for the season, the Giants are 15 of 15 in the NL in Runs scored and HRs, 14th in OBP, 13th in BA, 12th in Hits and SBs -- ironically they are 1st in sacrifice flies
    The big offense move this weekend? Bringing up Ruggiano who was blistering the PCL @ .259! Drew Stubbs with less on defense!
    OK, they are trying, but seemingly there's no there there with thanks to Gertrude Stein.
    This series was the Big Red Machine at the plate with Feldman, Arroyo, and Amir Garrett channeling Nolan, Billingham, and Gullett, who weren't really good but better than they needed to be when their offense scored over 30 runs in a 3-game series!
    Are Crawford and Span coming back, Williamson coming up, the pitching coming around gonna make a difference?
    OMG, can it possibly get any worse?
    Is May better than April?
    Are desperate fans looking over the sides of the Golden Gate Bridge?
    Is legal pot the solution?
    Whatever happened to 2017?