Sunday, June 25, 2017

Game Wrap 6/24/2017: Mets 5 Giants 2

This was a pretty good pitcher's duel until the Giants bullpen entered the picture in the 8'th inning.  Key Lines:

Brandon Belt 1B- 1 for 4, HR(14).  BA= .228.  Sparky has 3 dingers in his last 5 games and is now on a pace to hit at least 28 on the season.  He still has 4 games until the mathematical midpoint.  His previous career high in HR's was 18.

Ryder Jones 3B- 0 for 4.  BA= .000.  Wow! Ryder Jones looks like he's put in some work on his body since I last saw him play for the San Jose Giants.  Back then I was comparing him to Babe Ruth without the paunch.  He looks like a 5-tool athlete now.  Hard to judge 1 game and he was facing one of the best pitchers in baseball, but the early look suggests he may struggle with sliders at the back foot, like pretty much every other LH hitting prospect the Giants have brought up….except maybe Joe Panik.

Johnny Cueto RHP- 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 3 K's. ERA- 4.20.  The peripherals aren't pretty, but this was Cueto's most effective start of the season.  He has 4 QS out of his last 6 with one of the non-QS being a 2 ER/5 IP game. He has a 3.42 ERA over that 6 start span.


Matt Moore had a pretty good start his last time out and will try to build on that today while facing Rafael Montero of the Mets.


  1. 5-2. Crawford drove Belt home in the 9th with an RBI double. You might have turned it off in disgust by then...

    Cueto is still having trouble with his slider and change-up according to the announcers.
    Dyson is 5 runs (4 earned) in 4.2 innings giving him a 7.71 ERA with a 1.50 WHIP for the Giants. That's actually an improvement on April/May.
    Crick gave up 2-runs. But in his entirely too small sample to judge his peripherals are ok for a reliever with a 1.20 WHIP.

    1. Giants BP ERAs are quite deceiving, though. Dyson left the game with runners on the corners, and his teammates allowed both to score. The BPs IR rates this year are horrendous.

      I am not saying Dyson looked good yesterday, just that he got ZERO help and his numbers take the brunt of the damage for it.