Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Game Wrap 6/27/2017: Giants 4 Rockies 3

The Giants went to extra innings to overcome a 3-run dinger by Mark Reynolds, which accounted for all of the Rockies' Runs.  The Giants used 11 singles, a double and 3 walks to produce their 4 runs.  Key Lines:

Denard Span- 3 for 7.  BA= .287.  We've talked a lot about the tremendous month of June that Span is having.   He may be making himself tradeable, but he's signed for 1 more season at an AAV of $10 M and the Giants do not have an MLB ready CF prospect in the wings.  Short of getting one in a trade return, it's probably better to hang onto Span and try to get the next CF another way.

Brandon Belt- 2 for 6.  BA= .231.  It's probably just a coincidence, but Belt has been a hot hitter ever since Javier Lopez hung the "Sparky" nickname on him on the air in ATL.  Belt has a 10 game hit streak going in which he is batting .306 with a .694 SLG%.

Kelby Tomlinson PH/3B- 1 for 3.  BA= .265.  I wasn't able to find a separate split for PH, but they put some numbers up on the TV broadcast which showed Kelby's career BA as a PH is just under .300.  That's getting into Manny Mota territory!

Gorkys Hernandez LF- 2 for 6.  BA= .223.  Hernandez has turned his season around hitting .361, 13 for 36, in June.

Ryder Jones 3B- 0 for 3.  BA= .000.  Jones has struggled at the plate, but looked a bit more confident and squared up a couple of balls.  He looks very rangy at 3B.  He is 0 for 13.  Didn't Willie Mays go 0 for 12 before getting his first MLB hit?

Austin Slater PH- 1 for 1.  BA= .333.  Slater tested his hip flexor as he had to book it down to 1B to beat out a swinging bunt.  He did not appear to be having problems.  So, Ryder Jones squares up a couple of balls and comes up empty while Slater hits one about 50 ft and gets a knock.  Baseball!

Matt Cain RHP- 6 IP,  6 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 3 K, GO/AO= 10/2.  ERA= 5.46.  Cainer came within 2 outs of throwing a 6-inning shutout until it was ruined by Mark Reynolds 3-run dinger.  He settled for a QS.

Sam Dyson RHP- 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K.  ERA= 9.00.  Dyson's ERA with the Giants is a more palatable 4.91.  He has 10 K's and 3 BB's in 7.1 IP for the Giants which are close to his career averages.  He had 12 BB and 7 K's in 16.2 IP with Texas before they released him.  Prior to that he had ERA's of 2.14, 2.63 and 2.43 in 2014-2016 with 38 Saves in 2016.  He has 2 years of arbitration eligibility remaining after this season.

Cory Gearrin RHP- 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, GO/AO= 7/0.  ERA= 1.98.  I could ask where would the Giants be without Cory Gearrin, but…..nevermind.  Gearrin his having standout results even though his K rate is down and the BB rate is up.


Ty Blach tries to recover from his last start and complete a series sweep of the Rockies this afternoon facing LHP Kyle Freeman.


Jae-Gyun Hwang gets the callup and will start today's game at 3B against the LHP.


  1. Finally Jae-Gyun Hwang gets the call!

  2. Actually this is perhaps a good time to sell high on span if we can. Frankly, doesn't matter who we have in CF the rest of the season anyway (heck is Blanco still looking for a job?), our season is toast and Span doesn't really fit into our long term plans anyway. Now would seem like the perfect time to try to get something of value for him that can help us longer term. Both the return on him and Nunez could be a good start to the future.

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