Friday, June 23, 2017

Game Wrap 6/22/2017: Braves 12 Giants 11

The Giants blew a lead when the Braves scored 8 runs in the 5'th inning, then mounted a comeback in the late innings only to fall short, once again.  Key Lines:

Joe Panik 2B- 2 for 4, HR(5), BB, SF.  BA= .275.  Panik's overall production is getting back to what you would project for him.  He's hitting .371 in June after a .301 in April but a .192 collapse in May.

Buster Posey 1B- 3 for 5, 2 2B, HR(10).  BA= .344.  Posey is having his best season since 2012.  That short porch is RF in the new Braves ballpark seems to be an inviting target for RH batters.  We saw 2 line drives carry over the short wall and the Buster hit a pop up down the line that stayed fair and easily found the seats.  Gonna be lots of dingers and runs scored in that stadium!

Austin Slater LF/CF- 2 for 4, 2B, BB.  BA= .323.  Nice bounceback game after an 0 for 5 the night before.  Interesting he moved to CF when Belt entered the game in LF.

Brandon Belt LF- 1 for 2, HR(13), BB.  BA= .226.  Belt is on a pace to hit over 25 HR's which is way over his previous career high.

Matt Cain RHP- 4 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 0 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 6.43.  Cain pitched decently in Colorado but otherwise has allowed 17 R in 13.1 IP in his other 3 starts this month.  I think he's the answer to the question of who leaves the rotation to make room for Bumgarner.  Giants might even want to consider having another look at Chris Stratton or check out Joan Gregorio before Bum gets back.

Bryan Morris RHP- 0.2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 0 K.  ERA= 6.43.  Morris came into the game with a 6-5 lead, runners at first and second, no outs.  He proceeded to allow 3 straight singles, a SF and a 3-run dinger.  Not sure what Bochy was thinking there, but Morris prior appearance was also a disaster.  Morris has allowed 8 ER in 2.2 IP over his last 3 Appearances.

Kyle Crick RHP- 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K.  ERA= 0.00.  Cricky allowed a hit to the first batter he faced which drove in 1 of Morris' runners, but then he settled down and had success pitching to contact with a FB that averaged 94.8 MPH per Fangraphs.


The Giants come home to face the Mets with Ty Blach facing Seth Lugo in Game 1.

1 comment:

  1. Ah, another Par-for-Course week so far:

    1. Ace, who has been uncharacteristically struggling all season puts up a 2-run, 7-inning QS, gets zero run support and the loss.
    2. Scuffling pitcher puts up QS, almost doesn't get win because the offense didn't show up until the 8th inning. Win.
    3. Pitcher having weird season puts in a QB. But doesn't get the win because no offense. (Though at least he didn't get the loss.) Loss.
    4. Bad pitcher gives up tons of runs, but offense puts on an almost good-enough-show. Loss.

    At least we weren't swept. So thank heaven for small things... But I'm not entirely down even the season is taking on water faster than the Titanic I'm happy with a lot of the players as they're playing now and I'm hopeful that many who are scuffling, but have had success in the past, can right the ship since most of them are still young enough to have bright futures or quality seasons for most of their Giants' contract years.